Global Permaculture Design Group


Warren Brush

Specialty: Sustainable Aid and Legal Systems

Warren Brush is a Permaculture Designer and Educator working mostly in North America and Africa, founder of True Nature Design, and co-founder of Quail Springs Learning Oasis and Permaculture Farm and Trees for Children.

For more than 20 years, Warren has helped empower thousands of people in their discovery of sustainable living and respect for land and communities. He teaches courses including: Permaculture Certification, Rainwater Harvesting Systems, Ferro-Cement Tank Building, Compost Toilet Systems, Greywater Solutions, Water for Every Farm, Drought Proofing, Cultural Mentoring, Introduction to Permaculture Systems, Corporation Sole Formation, Various Origins Skills, Food Forestry, among other offerings.

Learn more about the organizations directed by Warren:

Quail Springs Learning Oasis and Permaculture Farm: a 450-acre arid land Permaculture demonstration and educational center located in the southern California mountains.

True Nature Design: Warren's Permaculture design and education company.

Learn more about organizations and projects co-founded by Warren:

Trees for Children: an organization that teaches youth how to plant trees in ways that contribute to their community's resilience and stability. It also raises funds for tree planting projects.

Mentoring for Peace: a research project that is discovering the nature of how to mentor our children to be peacemakers with broad concentric rings of influence.

Wilderness Youth Project: a youth centered organization that mentors youth in learning nature observation and origins skills.

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Gabriel Howearth

Specialty: Seed Saving and Organic Farming

For over thirty years, Gabriel Howearth has traveled the globe working with Indigenous people to restore Biodiversity to Agriculture by identifying valuable endangered food and medicinal plants. 

In the early 1990‘s, Gabriel Co-Founded Seeds of Change, the first organic seed company in the US.  His collection was the foundation for their original selections.

More recently, he created Buena Fortuna Botanical Gardens in Baja Sur, Mexico.  The ten acre site hosts over 4,000 species of native and introduced plants.

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Loren Luyendyk

Specialty:  Horticulture and Water Systems

Loren has over 12 years experience in Permaculture design, having managed several small farms while doing site specific design and installation on over 40 residential edible landscapes in Santa Barbara with his business Santa Barbara Organics.  He is also a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture.

A lifetime surfer, he was inspired to create Surfers Without Borders to address the issue of ocean pollution through Permaculture and sustainable design.  He travels the world consulting with local and helping to design and install projects that demonstrate sustainability.

Loren has also been involved with the creation of the Orella Stewardship Institute in Gaviota California, assisting with the design and implementation of a 300-acre Permaculture Demonstration Site.

Certifications and Education:

  1. Sustainable Aid Course 2009

  2. Soil Food Web Course 2009

  3. Holistic Management Course 2009

  4. ZERI Course 2009

  5. Relocalization Course 2009

  6. Permaculture Design Teacher Certificate 2007

  7. Permaculture Design Course Graduate 1999, 2002, 2003, and 2006

  8. Keyline Design Course 2006

  9. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Master Gardener Program 2002

  10. Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Course 1999

  11. ISA Certified Arborist #WE-7805


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Download Loren’s Resume.pdf

Loren and a Slow Sand FIlter he helped build in Mexico

Gabriel Howearth

Our Team of internationally recognized Permaculture Designers and Educators offer many years of cumulative experience in Sustainable Design.  We have expertise in Horticulture, Earthworks, Water Systems, Natural Building, Animal Systems, and Aid Projects.