Doesn't what he is describing sound a lot like Permaculture?
I think I like the term "permies" better. If you were to shorten "Ecological agriculturalist" to a diminutive, it would probably come out sounding like Eekies, and I don't think I would want to be one of those. Sounds too much like kids who were caught skinny-dipping and are now running to find their clothes.
You didn't tell me he was so big. Unlike this tiny ad: