Naturalizing the Economy and our Lives with Ben Falk

On today’s episode, we welcome Ben Falk, an ecologist, author, designer, builder, and much more. He’s helped Scott form his own way with the natural world through bee keeping and on his own homestead. Today, we’ll explore the importance of the outdoors and how it can bring us balance and joy.

Finding ecological design allowed Ben to do what he loved, being outdoors, in a way that supported him financially. Wealth is different for everyone, but for Ben it means owning his time. Wealth is a means to enjoy your time with your family and passions in life. Traditionally we speak of wealth in terms of monetary value but in many cases it can mean much more. Our most valuable asset is always our time.

Ben’s passion has always been tied to the environment. He is helping people transform the way they live through permaculture, living off the “interest” rather than the “principle” in an ecological sense. For example, living on renewable resources versus non-renewable resources. Living in this way protects our Earth and ourselves, while also giving us rich and fulfilling lives.

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Join us as we discuss with Ben:

    • How we need to step away from economizing nature to naturalizing the economy.
    • Finding true wealth and meaning in the day-to-day ways we live.
    • Living off the land, re-investment in our land, and taking care of the environment.


0:42 – Welcome Ben Falk!

2:57 – How did you get into this space?

4:28 – How would you define wealth?

8:10 – What is your definition of permaculture?

15:31 – Naturalizing the economy

19:56 – What really is wealth?

26:35 – Starting at Zone 0

31:16 – Healing the soil

34:17 – Re-investment in land

39:33 – The role of legacy

44:29 –  How you can be involved



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