Loren Luyendyk is a Certified Teacher of Permaculture, with over 15 years of practical experience in Permaculture Design, ecological farming, sustainability, and horticulture. He has a degree in Botany from UC Santa Barbara, and is a Certified Arborist and Master Gardener. He has experience with Keyline Design, Holistic Management, Natural Building, Biodynamic Farming, and The Soil Foodweb. His teaching has taken him across the globe, where he has spent extensive amounts of time sharing and learning with local cultures. Loren has taught permaculture in the USA, Central America, New Zealand, and Australia. He is the owner of Santa Barbara Organics, a permaculture design and land management business through which he designs and installs permaculture systems for residential and farm lands. Loren also started the Global Permaculture Design Group with the goal of increasing the visibility and professionalism of permaculture globally. He is the founder of the non-profit organization Surfers Without Borders, which promotes practical solutions to ocean pollution through sustainable design. Loren is inspired by Nature. To regenerate the earth while providing our needs is his goal, while creating community around it.
2016 Convergence Workshop: Community Drought Solutions – Building Resilience and Abundance Through a Wholistic Design Approach