John Valenzuela


John Valenzuela is a horticulturist, consultant, and permaculture educator.

He has been a lead permaculture design course teacher at the Bullock Family Homestead in Orcas Island, Washington, for 10 years, also having taught in Costa Rica and throughout urban and rural California. His special interests are home gardens, plant propagation, rare fruit, food forests, agroforestry, ethnobotany, and native ecosystems.

After living in Hawai’i for 15 years, he is now based in his original home state of California, where he maintains ornamental and edible landscapes and a small nursery, while sharing his passion for plants. John has served as the chairperson for the Golden Gate Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers Association.

2016 Convergence Workshop: Access the abundance of edible plant diversity: from backyard to global resources