Gabriel Howearth is one of the most respected and knowledgeable pioneers in the Organic Farming movement. In the seventies he studied with Alan Chadwick, creator of French Intensive Gardening and with Peter Dukish, recognized master of the Biodynamic farming principles of Rudolph Steiner. Gabriel was the co-founder of Seeds of Change, one of the original certifiers for Oregon Tilthe, and the designer of the Herb Pharm. His work with seeds, plants, Mayan, Quecha, Hopi and Pueblo ’s farmers is documented in “Secrets of Soil” and “The Secret Life of Plants” by Chris Byrd and Peter Tompkins, as well as several other books.
Then to say that Seeds of Change came to be as a direct result of Gabriel's personal seed bank collection of a living geneology of plants containing many rare, endangered and exotic species of forgotten and little known food sources of great nutritional, cultural and genetic value. Additionally, Gabriel is the founder of Buena Fortuna Botanical Garden, in Baja Mexico where he plays an enormous role in protecting the world's biodiversity by cultivating over 3,700 plant species of the tropical and dry tropical regions of the world.
Gabriel is also the president of Siempre Semillas AC, a Mexican NGO whose main focus is to preserve seed diversity by teaching and planting.
Currently Gabriel is working with several ecological organizations in Central and South America and is also available to travel worldwide to teach about Organic seeds and ways to preserve our genetic seed purity locally in order to contribute to the global change in positive ways.
Here are some of the many consultations he has done:
*Professional Consultation for "Dreaming New Mexico" towards a food & energy self-sustainable State by the year 2020; an ambitious and well supported project, initiative of Bioneers with the participation of a number of NGOs, Farmers, Indigenous Groups, Schools as well as Governmental support.
*Professional consultation in Southern Oregon helping organize local seedsman and farmers work towards helping its people in the bioregion become seed and food self-sufficient beyond sustainable.
*In the early stages of developing a Polycultural- Permacultural landscape Design for state of the art Ola Brisa Eco Community in Todos Santos, on the Pacific Coast side of Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Some of his previous work includes research work with Sonic Bloom sound frequencies and music and pyramid enhancement for seeds and plants with documented success written in very popular books: "Secrets of the Soil" and "The Secret Life of Plants" by two famous authors/researchers Peter Tompkins and Christopher Byrd...The results of this research show how certain frequencies and music really works to greatly enhance plant grow production, yield, nutrition, flavor, and quality and germination power of seeds especially enhanced by the combination of the use of Mayan pyramid seed enhancers.
He has traveled around the world and worked with many indigenous people to develop and increase diversity in organic farming and gardening.
Gabriel has over 30 years experience teaching and practicing permaculture, seed saving, biodynamic and organic agriculture.