Convergence Presenter Profile: Rob Read

Rob Read spends his time outside his day-job as Administrative Assistant in the Rotman Institute of Philosophy at Western University between permaculture, writing, and spending time with his family. He is a co-founder of the Carolinian Canada Forest Garden Guild, and co-owner of Artemisia’s Forest Garden Nursery. Rob’s passion for forest gardening and permaculture began when […]

Convergence Presenter Profile: Tracey Ogilvie McDonald

Tracey Ogilvie McDonald For Tracey, attending a general interest course in Aromatherapy through the Institute of Aromatherapy (Toronto), in 2003 was her ‘ah ha’ moment. While learning about the oils – and the plants and flowers that provide them – Tracey realized that we were always part of Earth. This realization has changed the course of her life.  […]

Convergence Presenter Profile: Jessica Roder

Jessica Roder is the owner of Wild Craft Permaculture. She has been working with permaculture principles for several years at a variety of scales, from the home garden to the neighbourhood. She integrates her backgrounds in biology, education, and urban planning into her work. Jessie is an engaging teacher who instils passion and practical knowledge in […]

Convergence Presenter Profile: Becky Ellis

Becky Ellis runs the Sprouts Children’s Garden Program for the London Community Resource Centre, helping to connect children and families to nature and food. She received her M.A. in Sociocultural Anthropology from Western University, with a focus on the social impacts of urban community gardens. In January 2010, Becky completed the Earth Activist Training Permaculture Certification […]