Ryan Harb is a local food consultant, community organizer, permaculture designer, and a New England food system specialist. He runs a small consulting business and works with K-12 schools, colleges, universities and other institutions to create a more resilient and sustainable food system and a healthier planet for all. More about Ryan's work


"Food connects us all, regardless of ethnicity, income or geography. We interact with food each day, and it impacts the health of our bodies, the environment, and our overall happiness. Yet it is increasingly understood that our current food system is not promoting public health or environmental sustainability" -Henry P. Kendall Foundation. Let's do something better!


Ryan is a dynamic, engaging and inspiring speaker and you can invite him to keynote your upcoming sustainability event! He has spoken at international conferences, colleges, universities and K-12 schools since 2008. To get a sense of Ryan's style and passion, you can watch his recent TEDx talk below, or consider watching the UMass Permaculture Video Series!

Ryan Harb's TEDxUtica talk