Our team is multidisciplinary, we are here to provide you with the best service, coaching and preparation in terms of permaculture, regenerative agriculture and pedagogy for children, youth and adults.
Monica Ibacache - CEO
A native of Chile, Monica is a New York City–based community organizer, sustainability educator, and ecological designer since 2007. An avid gardener as a small child with her grandparents in Chile, she rekindled her passion for growing food as an adult while living in southeast Alaska.
Monica is committed to improving food systems while advancing social and environmental justice globally. She has dedicated her life to working with diverse and marginalized communities in education and local development in the U.S. and abroad.
Alexandra Bello - COO
Alexandra has a B.A. in International Studies, dedicated to Human Rights defense in diverse social organizations in Venezuela, she works with educational projects.
She started studying her first Permaculture Design Course in 2022. She's comitted with climate change research in Venezuela, and environmental issues that happen in Venezuela territory.
Dedicated to project management and to serve the society, she seeks to support BOD through her expertise to manage the operations of our organization.
Joe Nisbett - Landscape designer
A landscape designer, community planner, and permaculture consultant. His work focuses on creating resilient communities, regenerative landscapes, and social justice. Joe received his first Permaculture Design Certificate from Grow Permaculture in 2016. He holds a master's degree in both Landscape Architecture and Community Planning from Auburn University. At Auburn, Joe was a researcher for regional green infrastructure planning.
Kayla Torrey -
As an educator Kayla’s goal is to instill curiosity, a love of the world and solutionary thinking into young people. Currently Kayla serves on BOD’s curriculum development team, working closely with our founder to devise creative and engaging lessons for our students.
Kayla graduated from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School in 2022 with a BA in theater, minoring in Environmental Studies and Food studies. Kayla's Thesis was a collection of practices inspired by permaculture, designed to encourage communal design. Kayla spent two spring to summer growing seasons volunteering at Tig Susah Farms. Received their PDC at the Findhorn Foundation in August of 2019. Kayla also volunteers with Full Circle Compost, in Topanga California as a compost steward.