1. Swale Vermont (and everywhere)

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    A short time lapse of the swale making process and some of the benefits of slowing, spreading and sinking stormwater in the landscape. While these include flood and drought prevention simultaneously,…

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    • INHABIT: Whole Systems Design - Earthworks

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      INHABIT is a documentary film that seeks to capture permaculture design as it takes root in the Northeast. INHABITFILM.com Ben Falk is building ponds and swales to move water through a landscape,…

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      • NOFA VT 2013 Principles in Practice, (low res)

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        Ben Falk's Northeastern Organic Farming Conference talk in 2013 at UVM in Burlington VT. Covering earthworks for hill farms, water and fertility cycling on slopes, rice in cold climates, fuelwood…

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        • Combustion-Free Hot Water at the Whole Systems Research Farm

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          Making Soil and Hot Water at the Same Time: Testing the first generation of Jean Pain woody-compost water-heating mound at Whole Systems Design's Vermont hill farm. We are now 2 months into testing…

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          • Smokeshire Valley Preserve

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            Smokeshire Valley Preserve is a nearly 2,000 acre privately owned property located in southeastern Vermont. It has been strategically assembled over the past 30 years by one family. Their ownership…

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            • Teal Farm Center: Perennial Food Systems 2012

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              Teal Farm Center has one of the largest perennial food systems in the United States. Melissa Hoffman, founder and executive director of LivingFuture Foundation (owner of Teal Farm Center), envisioned…

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              • Rice Paddy Construction At Whole Systems Research Farm

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                2 days ago at the Research Farm - 3 new paddies. We uncovered the remains of an old sugarhouse on the same spot. Building rice paddies on an 84 degree April day where people once made maple syrup.…

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                • Growing and Processing Rice at the Whole Systems Research Farm, 3 years in

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                  A video report on the production of brown rice in terraced hillside paddies at the Vermont Mad River Valley sustainable research farm.

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                  • Carbon Farming via Intensive Rotational Grazing

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                    Rapid topsoil formation explained by Whole Systems Design, LLC. Grazing used properly with high stock densities and short durations to promote root die back (soil carbon deposition) events which…

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                    • Interstate Highway Biomass Farming

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                      Transforming one of the most wasteful energy consuming features of the American landscape into a resource-producing carbon sequestering, soil-building farm via quick-cycling perennial crops. Farm…

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