Benjamin has an extensive farming background combined with design experience that is extremely valuable to any project wishing to incorporate food growing. With over 20 years of ecological farming and land stewardship experience his professional training in bio-intensive market farming, permaculture and natural building also includes a vast teaching background in Natural Resource management and is a international registered Permaculture teacher through TAGARI. Benjamin consults to provide expertise in regenerative agricultural models, broad acre land management and with urban development.
Nice work! Congrats on making the refinement phase.
I worked for 10 years as a High School teacher in Natural Resource Management through the State Wide Regional Occupational Program here in California. The program you are envisioning is the program I had wanted to start but was limited within the school district and this was 20 years ago when the pressure of climate change and regenerative agriculture solutions were not being discussed in mass. You have such potential and I wish you the best in so many ways. This can have radical change. Are you connected with the secondary school program and educational initiative at Stone Barns? There is some valuable connection there and networking that if you aren't I would be happy to but you in touch with them. Also i would be happy to share some of the programatic work we did in ROP and the ways I wove in Permaculture and ecological farming to the students, best time of my life. email is email@example.com
Congratulations on making the refinement phase, over the last 5 years we have had a surge in the development of small scaled tools for food production that have helped tremendously with efficiency and labor costs, these are somewhat simple tools yet make a huge difference in working smarter not harder, although farming is hard work. Let me know if this information or resources would be of help and look forward to your development!
I would also love to share with you our lessons learned from our integrated soil based rooftop farming system. www.farmtheroof.com amazing results integrated into the buildings be awesome to collaborate firstname.lastname@example.org