Food Forestry - water harvesting, soil building, plants, wildlife, education, and more
May 29, 2018
LyOr Rabinowiz
Food Forestry - water harvesting, soil building, plants, wildlife, education, and more

LyOr Rabinowiz is a Permaculture Designer, Educator, Facilitator, Activist, and Community Organizer who is enthusiastic about collective transformation toward positive social change. He holds a B.S. in Biology from UC Santa Cruz and currently manages an 8.5 acre food forest and silvopasture and 2 acre vineyard in southern California, USA. Prior to this he spent time both in Israel and northern California designing, installing, and maintaining food forests and edible gardens. He is passionate about food and environmental justice, previously co-managing Planting Justice's Transform Your Yard Program and serving on their Board of Directors. He co-facilitated classes in San Quentin Prison about permaculture, environmental justice, and sustainability with the Insight Garden Program as well as The Green Life, where he continued to work with folks in reentry.

Since 2009, he has been involved with with Be Present Inc., co-facilitating workshops teaching about tools for dialogue, developing affecting relationships, and addressing the impacts of race, gender, power, class, and other divides on our personal and collective well being. His commitment to social permaculture has led him to work on creating and sustaining intentional communities grounded in eco-social transformation and leading workshops on the topic.

At the moment he is completing his masters degree with Gaia University and becoming a certified Soil Life Consultant. The dream he is currently working towards is to go back to Israel with his wife and work with ‘at risk’ youth in boarding schools to build outdoor food forest classroom spaces and teach about permaculture, food forestry, personal growth, and collective leadership.