Jasper Robards

Jasper Robards has been an organic farmer since 2003, as he learned how to begin applying all-inclusive permaculture principles when he started growing food on his family’s land in the coastal desert of Santa Barbara, California. Since 2012 when he came to the south Wairarapa, he has chosen to help grow his family’s vision of environmentally regenerative plant-based farming. With 22 hectares of polyculture food forest, beekeeping to increase pollinator populations, native tree reforestation, large-scale arable cultivation of legumes, hemp, vegetables, and an indoor sprouting operation, his passion is connecting thriving organic ecosystems and communities together.