Zach Loeks is an educator, designer/consultant and farmer in Ontario. He grew up in New Mexico on a permaculture homestead and now runs Kula Permaculture Farm, a Certified Organic and off-grid permaculture farm in the Ottawa Valley. The farm specializes in organic seed garlic, fresh produce/fruits and sustainable education/consulting.
Zach teaches soil science at Algonquin College and runs workshops on and off the farm on topics ranging from organic gardening, rootcellaring, garlic production to off-grid living, permaculture market gardening and whole farm design/management.
His research and farming practices work to integrate diversity, conserve soil and maximize farm ecosystem services without jeopardizing productivity. He discusses this in his book the Permaculture Market Garden (available from New Society Publishing in January 2017).