Jasper Robards

Jasper Robards, horticulturalist and arborist, student of life

Jasper was a crowd favourite from our 2018 conference and we’re lucky he has agreed to return for 2019!

Jasper 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. He works with his wife Solimar and family, and an incredible local team, on Cameron Family Farms. This includes 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.