BiographyMargo Farnsworth works as a writer, biomimicry educator and consultant in strategic sustainability development for organizations. She has served as faculty and visiting faculty at several universities and advises students in North America and abroad as a Fellow for the Biomimicry Institute. For over two decades Margo served the people of the Southeast U.S. working as a naturalist and later for the Cumberland River Compact as Executive Director, then Senior Fellow for which she was awarded the national River Hero Award. While there, Margo brokered a bi-state water agreement between Tennessee and Kentucky, advised two Presidential administrations and facilitated work in watershed associations committed to healthy, plentiful water. Projects ranged from water/energy friendly homes development to measurement of carbon sequestration value of buffer zones and sedimentation reduction for restoration and deploying green infrastructure. She has coached two Top Twelve graduate teams for the International Biomimicry Challenge and worked as a judge for the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge in recent years. She serves as an advisor to the Missouri Prairie Foundation Grow Native program, is a board member for Deep Roots KC, founding member of the Kansas City Community Conservation Network and advisory board member for South Carolina’s Experience Green. Her writing can be seen in the anthology Wildness: Relations of People and Place in addition to Earthlines, Outdoor Living, The New Territory and others. Her newest book, Biomimicry and Business: How Companies are Using Nature’s Strategies to Succeed was released by Routledge Press and has been hailed by biomimicry and business leaders. It tells the engaging stories of business leaders using biomimicry, lessons they learned, and ways readers can deploy biomimicry at their companies.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Biomimicry and its application to business, watershed health and green infrastructure, organizational development, mammalogy
Kayaking, travel, hiking, native gardening and all things animalia
By: Margo Farnsworth
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability
Check out my latest essay on the connections between humans and nature; and how we can access that to improve our business triple bottom line for people, planet, and profit. Thanks much to Where the Leaves Fall magazine for their commitment to illuminating our many associations with the rest of the natural world.