Lex B.


Albany, NY
Hometown: New York

Member since:

May 20, 2011

How did you become interested in permaculture?

I studied Sustainable Design at Goddard, which included studying New Alchemy and Permaculture.

If you have taken a Permaculture Design Course, who was your was your teacher and what year did you receive your certification?

No certification. My Sustainable Design teacher was Charles Woodard, and I've taken workshops with Dan Hemenaway (visiting scholar at my school) and Eric Toensmeier.

How are you currently applying the permaculture principles in your life? (Care of people and the earth, fair distribution of surplus, promotion of diversity, cooperation, integration, zero waste, etc.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture)

I am starting a garden with some neighbors at the corner of Putnam Ave and Patchen Ave in Brooklyn. Right now, we are still in remediation mode.

What are some of your favorite permaculture resources? (Books, videos, websites, etc.)


What are some aspects of life in New York that you would like to see the group address from a permaculture perspective? (For example: land use patterns, the banking and healthcare systems, transportation, housing, community development, food, waste

Water. Heating & Cooling. Compost and waste. LAUNDRY.


I'm work as a writer, bookseller and curator. I don't work very hard because I'm also a gardener. I used to be caretaker for a forest, where I had an orchard and a half-acre vegetable garden. Plots in Brooklyn are much smaller so I have three.

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