Benoît Clément

The explorations taken place in North America, north Africa, Europe and the Caribbean left Benoit with a new sense of purpose and connection with nature. Growing up the son of a world-travelling landscape architect and designer, Benoit was called back outside to spend his time observing and studying nature even more. When he's not literally dancing with fire, he's learning, teaching, and co-creating memorable experiences with others outdoors.

On Staff Since: May 15th, 2017    Email:


In Their Own Words

My Work at SWP:

Designing, Planning, Teaching & Installation

Why My Work Matters:

Climate chaos driven by humanities disconnect from nature is why my work matters. I create fire-resistant landscapes that naturally provide an abundance of food and build soil health, while simultaneously capturing water for both potable and non-potable use.

My Passions:

Fire Dance Performances ; Designing & Installing: Surface-Water Catchment Systems & Regenerative Agricultural Ecosystems ; Minimalist Living & Homesteading; Minimizing Waste Streams; Preparing and Eating Delicious Whole Foods ; Optimizing & Organizing Systems ; Public Speaking, Education & Outreach

The Best Advice I Ever Received:


The Secret To Life Is:

Creating a Life You Don't Need a Vacation From.

My Favorite Bumper Sticker:

"If our ecosystems and watersheds were banks, we would have already saved them."

Benoit Clement regenerative educator