Australasian Permaculture Convergence 14 (APC14)

Rowan Reid

Rowan Reid


Rowan (B.For.Sci. & M.For.Sci.) is a forester amongst farmers. His latest book is “Heartwood – the art and science of growing trees for conservation and profit”.

Rowan won the Australian Eureka Prize for his farmer course (The Australian Master TreeGrower), which he continues to deliver around Australia and internationally (Africa, Timor Leste, Indonesia etc.). Rowan lectured in Agroforestry at Melbourne University for 25 years and is now the managing director of the Australian Agroforestry Foundation.

Most importantly, Rowan is also a farmer and tree grower in his own right, with a family farm in the Otway Ranges of southern Victoria and a founder of one of Australia’s most successful Landcare groups, the Otway Agroforestry Network. More than 10,000 visitors have toured his Bambra Agroforestry Farm, which is set up as a 42-hectare outdoor classroom for farmers, scientists, students and tree lovers, and a living laboratory for his own learning.  Find out more about Rowan’s work at LINK: or EMAIL:

All session by Rowan Reid