Benjamin Fahrer is an internationally recognized Permaculture designer, consultant and educator and farmer. Most of his work has been focused in Central California, yet also included projects and courses in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica and New Zealand. As a registered Permaculture Teacher with TAGARI since 2007 and a talented and strong leader in the youth movement, Benjamin is a PDC teacher with the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia, Designer with the Permaculture Artisans network and is recognized on the Worldwide Permaculture Network (WPN).
Benjamin holds a BA in Eco-Dwelling and Sustainable Community Design and has worked on projects involving varying holistic models for a sustainable and regenerative future. His work is primarily focused on working with a diversity of front-line organizations and non-profits throughout Northern California that teach and promote right relationship both ecologically and socially. His permaculture designs aid community transitions to less energy dependent models based in responsible land stewardship practices.
Benjamin has also managed a number of gardens and two small organic farms, on the coastal bluffs of Northern California; this is over 12 years of experience as an agrarian horticulturalist and land manager, with 18 seasons of Production market gardening. He holds extensive knowledge in the installation of productive gardens including 3 years of certified organic production at Ocean Song Farm in Sonoma County and 2 years as the farm supervisor at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur.
As a SLOW Food Delegate to Terra Madre in 2006 and 2008 Benjamin actively supports the ethics of a healthy and vibrant food system. His current projects deal with strengthening the larger Permaculture movement and the empowerment of next youth generation of practitioners. In collaboration with non -profits and communities, Fahrer has also helped create living seed banks and teaches the importance of this to people all over the world.