Sumayya Allen is a certified permaculture designer, an urban agriculturalist, and educator working to design, implement and support regenerative agro-ecosystems. Her commitment to growing healthy soil, food, and community has benefited the Atlanta community through her work with various organizations including The Wylde Center, Truly Living Well’s Center for Natural Urban Agriculture, Global Growers Network, Gaia Gardens, Atlanta Local Food Initiative and Emory University’s educational gardens.
As a permaculture designer with Sustenance Design, LLC, Sumayya applies ecological principles in the conscious design of diverse, resilient, productive and beautiful landscapes. She designs for ecological, edible and sustainable landscapes on various scales; from residential to educational facilities, to community parks. She studied ecology at Emory, where she earned her B.S. in Environmental Science and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Agroecology from the University of Florida. Sumayya serves as a guide for permaculture, sustainable agriculture, and natural living for SacredService, and is a regular contributor to Azizah Magazine. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children.