Bruce Horowitz is the Founder and Lead Designer/'Landsculptor' of RIPE Landscapes
Bruce has been an eco-pioneer for two decades now! In addition to the credentials and extensive experience listed below, he has been a co-founder of North Bay Art and Revolution political theater troupe, the Biofuels Research Coop, The Cascadian Homesteaders Community Land Trust as well as many other endeavors, including teaching and organizing permaculture classes and courses at sites including Inspiration Farm, OUR Ecovillage and Buena Fortuna Gardens. He has also consulted for projects and presented at conferences worldwide. Please contact us to retain Bruce as a consultant, presenter, teacher or mentor. 

With Tania Leilani Strebl, Bruce is the Co-Designer of Hawaiian Sanctuary Eco-Resort and Permaculture Education Center. (Bruce also designed the Laka Lounge Cafe at HS - pictured below). He has worked on several large international projects and is fluent in both French and Spanish. 
He would love to work with you!

Some of Bruce's Credentials, Experience and Education:
  • Certified Organic Gardener and Composter Educator, (San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG), 1999)
  • Masters Degree in the Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community Program, (New College of California, 2001)
  • Certified Permaculture Designer, (Bullocks, 2005); 
  • Certified Permaculture Teacher, (Bullocks, 2007) 
  • Natural Building Internship at OUR Ecovillage, Summer 2012 (
  • Author: “The Sun Kitchen Un-Cookbook” and “The Raw Revolution: Saving the Planet One Bite at a Time.”
  • Sociocracy Training with renowned author/teacher Diana Leafe Christian in 2015
  • Renowned Natural Foods Chef, Cooking Instructor and Business Consultant at
  • Board Member of Transition Whatcom, The Cascadia Skill Share Faire and Island Earth Fair
  • Designer and Lead Landscape Consultant for Skywood Food Forest in Bellingham, WA
  • Co-Designer or Design Contributor to: Hawaiian Sanctuary Eco-Resort and Permaculture Education Center; C.O.C.O (The Center for Conscious Oneness), Hawaii; David Wolfe's NoniLand, Hawaii; Buena Fortuna Gardens, Baja, Mexico; New Earth Farm, Redmond, WA; OUR Eco-village; Vancouver Island, Canada; Inspiration Farm, The Center for Local Self Reliance, and Gardenview Montessouri School in Washington State, as well as many smaller projects in the U.S. and around the world.
          Currently Bruce works with individual and business clients in Bellingham Washington, as well as with clients around 
         the biosphere. Please visit our portfolio page to see photos, examples of his design work and installations

Bruce has organized and taught at Permaculture Courses with top teachers around the world, including :

 Regenerative Design Institute's Penny Livingston-Stark,  Andrew Jones of Baja BioSana,  Agronomist Gabriel Howearth,  Renowned Author STARHAWK 

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