Ryan Rising is a community organizer and permaculture educator based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, and co-founder of the Permaculture Action Network. After a decade of local organizing around direct action, food justice, ecological design, and community living, Ryan organized the Permaculture Action Tour with music producer The Polish Ambassador in the fall of 2014. Ryan has since co-organized over 80 Permaculture Action Days throughout 25 US states, bringing hundreds of people at a time to build greenhouses, rainwater catchment, gardens, and regenerative systems at 80 different local community projects including public food forests, urban farms, and ecovillages. Ryan co-founded the Gill Tract Community Farm, which produces tons of organic food annually distributed for free all around the Bay Area, and the Omni Commons, an urban commons and community center. Ryan focuses on creating community access to land for local food growing and regenerative living, connecting people to take direct action; and social permaculture—the ways we make decisions, build resilience, resolve conflicts, and organize in community.