In 2009, Dennis McClung invented the Garden Pool system in his backyard, a closed-loop, food-producing system that uses 98% less water than traditional agriculture. The Garden Pool system went viral and his organization evolved from a grassroots movement into an international nonprofit dedicated to researching and teaching sustainable ways of growing food.
A veteran of TEDx talks, corporate events, and a proponent of open data, Dennis is passionate about sharing his advances in urban agriculture, sustainable manufacturing, and innovative technology in order to help developing nations and bring his solutions to the world.
In 2018, Dennis McClung became a Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development under the Organization of American States (OAS) and now uses his diplomatic status and knowledge to carry out humanitarian missions across the Western Hemisphere. As an international nonprofit, Garden Pool provides capacity development, education, and disaster recovery to developing nations.