Ben Falk on Homestead Resiliency: Principles in Practice (March 4, 2013 Ithaca, NY)
Homestead Resiliency: Principles in Practice – A talk by Ben Falk
Monday March 4, 6pm.
Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, Borg Warner Room West.
Utilizing his forthcoming book, Ben Falk will present an image and illustration-filled tour of the primary principles and their application used in the operation of a high diversity, nutrient-dense food, medicine, and fuel-producing homestead and small farm – the Whole Systems Research Farm (http://www.wholesystemsdesign.com/). Aspects covered include rapid fuelwood production in black locust hedgerows, integrating grazing with perennial woody crops, wood heating hot water, rice paddy construction and management, ducks and sheep in the system, earthworks for drought and flood prevention and much more.
Hosted by the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (FingerLakesPermaculture.org), with Cornell Garden-based Learning (www.gardening.cornell.edu), the Ithaca Children’s Garden (www.ithacachildrensgarden.org) and Gardens 4 Humanity (http://ccetompkins.org/www/community/gardens-4-humanity).