Alan Silva (top left) along with several other in a Kenyan village.

Meet Alan Silva, who in addition to running several successful businesses has a passion for teaching people self-reliance through agricultural practices. He is the Director of Operations for The Institute of Self-Reliant Agriculture. Listen to the method SRA uses to lift people out of poverty, who then, in turn, lift their neighbors out of poverty.

He also helps to run the Square Foot Gardening foundation, a Nonprofit based out of South Carolina that focuses on Self Sufficiency through growing your own food at home. Alan travels around the world teaching seminars and sharing his passion for self-sufficiency. He considers his greatest accomplishment to be that of husband, and father to 5 incredible kids.  In his own words: “My family gives my life purpose”.