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Ben Cohen

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Overview

2603 W. Olson Rd Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48657

Ben Cohen is an author, poet, herbalist, gardener, seed saver and wanderer. He offers workshops and lectures across the country on the benefits of living closer to the land through seeds, herbs and locally grown food.

w: http://www.smallhousefarm.com

e: view email SmallHousefarm@gmail.com

Description

“If the idea of saving seeds sounds boring, Ben Cohen will surprise you with a remarkably entertaining talk.” - Dennis R.

 

"One of the funniest, smartest and most interesting people I've ever had the privilege of learning from." - Lisa S.

 

Ben Cohen is an author, poet, herbalist, gardener, seed saver and wanderer. He lives and works at Small House Farm with his wife, Heather, and two sons, Elijah and Anakin, on their family homestead in Sanford, Michigan.

The Cohen family grows seed crops, herbs and flowers and also keeps a small flock of laying hens. Ben is also the founder of Michigan Seed Library, a community seed sharing initiative that has worked closely with a number of communities to help establish seed library programs across his home state and beyond.

He spends his time outside of his gardens offering workshops and lectures across the country on the benefits of living closer to the land through seeds, herbs and locally grown food.

Topics

Building a Sustainable Seed Community

Seed Saving 101

Seed to Seed: Closing the Gap in Sustainable Farming

Healthy Living Through Herbs

Wildcrafted Herbs and Cold Pressed OIls; How Local Ingredients are a Recipe for Success

Seeds as Stories

Urban Foraging

Winter Wellness with Herbs

The Seeds and Stories of our Heirloom Tomatoes

The Art of Herbal Tea

..and many more!

Locations

Located in Michigan, but frequently travel. Please consider contacting me at least a few months in advance of your event.

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Audience Reviews

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knowledgeable and fun

Joyce Pinson from Ky - 10/05/2018 10:54:56

Ben,s enthusiasm is contagious! His abiliity to connect and engage all types of audiences makes him a crowd favorite

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If you weren’t saving seeds before.. you will now!

Shelley Katz from OR - 10/02/2018 22:13:29

I saw Ben speak at the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed festival this past September. I have known that I should be saving seeds for awhile now but it didn’t really register with me how important it is until Ben’s talk. Using seed saving as an ability to strengthen varieties based on local conditions is something that Ben taught us that day and I’ll never forget it!!

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Ben Cohen Rocks with Herbs

Tina Marie Wilcox from leslie, arkansas - 10/02/2018 14:25:58

This young man is passionate yet level in his presentation style. He presented for the International Herb Association's annual conference in 2017 and 2018. I hope to have him speak at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas in the future. He knows his wild plants, uses herbs for food and medicine in real life and makes delicious, fresh, ethically produced oils and herbal
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