Bob Redmond

Proprietor at Urban Bee Company

Bob found his way to ecological work while living in a garden cottage surrounded by skyscrapers, as writer-in-residence for Seattle's Hugo House in 2004-2005. He currently runs two related organizations: The Common Acre is a non-profit which restores food and farm culture, with projects at the Port of Seattle, Seattle City Light, and King County Parks. Bob's other endeavor is the small business Urban Bee Company, which manages honey bee hives in community farms and backyards, offers education programs especially for marginalized youth, and delivers honey by bicycle. Bob also serves as volunteer Board President for Seattle City of Literature. A graduate of Georgetown University and a Rhodes Scholar finalist for Washington State, Bob originally worked intensively with the chronic homeless and mentally ill, edited Real Change newspaper, and worked for many years in community radio. An avid cyclist and student of haiku, he lives in South Seattle with his wife and son.

Please ask me about: bees, haiku, state fairs