Co-founder John Shiva has a lifelong love of nature and friendship with the plants, and has been homesteading or developing permaculture living for many years. For several years, he lived in a self sustaining yurt, bringing his water in and building things by hand. He’s a tireless seeker and investigator into the magic and mystery of optimal states of human consciousness. He leads meditation in the Advaita Vedanta tradition. He also leads ceremony, and throws great parties! John is an amateur herbalist, with an expertise in treating ailments with supplements, and an accomplished raw and vegan cook. The founder of Organic Digital, a web development and software firm, he now develops digital platforms for his own portfolio. John’s a father to one grown son.