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Ryan Harb
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Amherst, MA, United States
Climate Zone:
Cool Temperate

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Franklin Permaculture Garden (University of Massachusetts  Amherst) Amherst Permaculture House Berkshire Permaculture Garden (UMass Amherst, Massachusetts USA)
Alex Nikesch Allie Gill Andy Goldring Aurelia Weintz Brent Verrill Bryan yung Chiel van der Voort Chowgene Koay Christopher  Chaisson Cliff Davis Conrad Goulet Dee Clark Denise Stuart DJ Swan™ Erica Klopf Fern Divans Francisco Amaral Fred Tanner Genevieve Lawlor Hugh Sam Jake Hanson João Gonçalves kland rence MacKenzie Greenwood Marijtje Mulder Mark Domingo Matt Gundlach Matthew Bennett Maxim Maillot Michael Young Mustafa Fatih Bakir Nathan Fournier Neil Bertrando Omar Hajji Owen Hablutzel Paige Jean Petra Krubeck Richard Telford Ridge Patr Robert Meyer Ruiz Chris Sakina Grome Sami email500@gmx.com Sheena Shah Simha Bode Solara Goldwynn Summer Singletary Theron Beaudreau Zeljko Serdar
Albert Bates Alexander Papoouchis Andrew Langford Ben Falk Bill Mollison Bob Corker Charles Williams Daniel Greenberg Darren J.  Doherty Erik Ohlsen Ethan Roland Geoff Lawton Julia  Hanley Keith Morris Lisa Fernandes Moe Mooney Mustafa Fatih Bakir Natalie Krueger Penny Livingston-Stark Rhamis Kent Robyn Francis Shantree Kacera Starhawk Starhawk Theron Beaudreau Troy Ansley Wayne Weiseman
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About Ryan Harb

Ryan Harb, a Certified Permaculture Designer, Instructor, and LEED Accredited Professional, received his BBA in Business Management and his M.S. in Green Building from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

In 2010, he created a job for himself as the first Sustainability Manager for Auxiliary Enterprises at UMass Amherst. He then began developing one of the first university permaculture initiatives in the nation that supplies locally grown produce and hands-on sustainability education to the UMass campus and local community.

In just a few months, UMass Permaculture went viral and began receiving international attention for its unique ability to engage an entire campus around ecological regeneration and cultural sustainability. To date, the initial ¼ acre Franklin Permaculture Garden has engaged over 1500 volunteers, 10,000 visitors, and has won 7 national awards including the first White House Campus Champions of Change Challenge.

In 2012, Harb was invited to the White House to meet President Barack Obama after UMass Permaculture was voted 1st out of 1400 university projects that are changing the world for the better. He has spoken internationally about converting underused or abused landscapes into edible, resilient ecosystems and has a passion for shifting our culture toward more sustainable ways of living. Harb is the first person in the nation to hold a Master of Science degree in Green Building and he currently lives at Sirius Ecovillage in Western, Massachusetts.


UMass Campus Permaculture Transformation - A Documentary Series

A transformation is occurring on this university campus, and our permaculture vision is shared with the world in the following short-documentaries:

Posted over 11 years ago (1 comments)

UMass Permaculture Gardens Win National Award and $25,000 in Gifts

Individuals from all across the nation voted for the college/university group that is doing the most to bring ‘Real Food’ to their campus. This year, a team from the University of Massachusetts took home the grand prize.

Posted over 12 years ago (3 comments)
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My Permaculture Qualifications
Living Routes PDC course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Jono Neiger
Other Teachers: Ethan Roland, Kay Cafasso, Eric Toensmeier
Location: Sirius Community
Date: Jul 2009
Other course verified
Teaching Permaculture Creatively Course (TPCC)
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Dave Jacke
Other Teachers: Kay Cafasso, Ethan Roland, Mai Frank, Chris Jackson
Location: Sandstone, Minnesota
Date: Mar 2010
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Climate Zones
Ryan Harb has permaculture experience in:
Cool Temperate
Dry Tropical

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