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Rob Read
Poplar Hill, Ontario, Canada
Climate Zone:
Cold Temperate

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About Rob Read

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.

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. In 2012, he completed a Four Seasons Permaculture Design Certificate course at The Living Centre.

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, he has been 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 (2005, BookThug) 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.


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My Permaculture Qualifications
Four Seasons Permaculture Design Certificate
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Shantree Kacera
Other Teachers: Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera
Location: The Living Centre, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
Date: Mar 2012

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