Rob Read

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Rob Read

Profile Rob 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 co-owner (with Shantree Kacera) of Artemisia’s Forest Garden Nursery, which sells edible and medicinal trees, shrubs, vines, and plants, and also co-owner of Heartnut Forest (with Elijah Richardson), which grows and markets local polyculture food from forest and field. Rob’s passion for forest gardening and permaculture began when he came across Robert Hart’s book about his forest garden at a used book fair. This dovetailed nicely with his concern over our current food production system, and made perfect sense based on his many years as a naturalist and amateur ecologist. Over the past five years he has been actively converting his half-acre property from a lawn to a forest garden and edible landscape. Since 2009-2014, he was actively involved with Transition Middlesex, a part of the Transition Network, an international initiative to help us navigate the path to a future that is short on oil, but high on abundance. Prior to pursuing permaculture, Rob trained in creative writing at York University, and his poetry appears in O Spam, Poams as well as in numerous magazines and small press publications. He is currently working on a science fiction novel for young adults with permaculture as a central theme.
Website

http://www.forestgardennursery.ca

Business Name Artemisia’s Forest Garden Nursery Heartnut Forest
Products and Services Offered Edible, medicinal, and useful plants.