Prince George's County Planning Department

March 23

Topic: 2016 Speaker Series Logo

Biomimicry—How Our Native Ecosystem Holds the Key to Regional Resilience.

This presentation will focus on the importance of our temperate forest ecosystem system, what we can learn from it, and some practical solutions to increasing food security, environmental rehabilitation and regional resilience.

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 23, at 10:30 a.m.–12 noon
Location: 4th Floor Board Room, County Administration Building (CAB), 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 (note location change)
CM: 1.5

Benjamin F. Friton, Consultant, Educator, Researcher and Soil Ecologist, Forested (10-acre research-based food forest located in Bowie, Maryland)

Mr. Friton was born and raised outside of Washington, D.C. and spent over 10 years as a speech professional working with politicians, heads of state, CEOs, and philanthropic icons from around the world. In 2014, he joined “Forested” as a consultant, educator, researcher and soil ecologist. Forested is a 10-acre research-based food forest located in Bowie, Maryland, growing inhabits hundreds of species of edible, medicinal and otherwise beneficial plants without the need for irrigation or synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.