Keith Zaltzberg

Keith Zaltzberg is an environmental designer and educator with more than 15 years of experience. A founding principal of the Regenerative Design Group, he aims to connect sustainable agriculture, green infrastructure, environmental restoration, and social justice in his work.

Zaltzberg and his team of multidisciplinary professionals have worked on a variety of projects. They created a restoration agriculture master plan for Minuteman National Historic Park; assessed the sustainability of Richmond Virginia’s food system; and built a high-performance demonstration bioshelter in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

With a strong belief that genuine regenerative design emerges from an understanding of the potential of a place, Zaltzberg’s approach is grounded in rigorous analysis and systematic assessment. He combines this process with energetic creativity and a ground-level perspective gleaned from a decade working as an organic farmer, homesteader, and green builder. 

Zaltzberg is a popular lecturer and instructor on permaculture design, urban agriculture, community resilience planning, and food systems. He holds faculty positions at the Conway School of Ecological Design and Smith College, where he teaches masters and undergraduate students digital design tools such as GIS and CAD.