Ryan Rising is a community organizer and permaculture educator based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. After organizing Pushing Through the Pavement: a Permaculture Action Tour with The Polish Ambassador in the Fall of 2014, Ryan co-founded the Permaculture Action Network and has worked with festivals and artists like Lightning in a Bottle and Rising Appalachia to mobilize concert-goers and festival attendees to install permaculture systems and create community spaces that move us further on the transition to a just and regenerative world.
Permaculture Action Days have brought out hundreds of people at a time after concerts and before music festivals to plant public food forests, build urban farms & community gardens, install rainwater catchment systems, and construct greenhouses & earthen buildings. Having organized more than 50 Permaculture Action Days across the country and taught numerous courses and workshop spaces before and within festivals and gatherings, Ryan works at the edge of culture and ecological justice to catalyze the growth of a broad and diverse network set on taking action to build a better world. Visit the organization’s website to learn more about Ryan’s work and the Permaculture Action Network.