2020 Bruce Miller Award Winner; Bob Redmond
Northwest Farmers Union
Bob Redmond is a beekeeper who has dedicated his life to making his community a healthier, kinder and more thoughtful place for everyone.
He is the founder of The Common Acre, an award-winning non-profit connecting humans and nature through ecological restoration, community education and the arts. In 2017, The Common Acre won the Port of Seattle Environmental Excellence Award for Innovation; and was also a finalist for the Social Venture Partners’ 2014 Fast Pitch award for Social Innovation. Bob has a long career in the arts, co-founding startups and leading Seattle’s successful bid to be recognized as UNESCO City of Literature.
Bob keeps bees through his business, Survivor Bee in South Seattle, Washington where he lives with his wife and son.
With grit and humility, Bob Redmond led the Northwest Farmers’ Union in creating a grant program to match $2,000 grants and informational resources to BIPOC farmers with the intent to uplift farmers, address systemic injustice and build community partnerships among farmers in the Pacific Northwest. Bob set an example of empowering leadership that will continue to define the Northwest Farmers Union. Thank you, Bob for your initiative and your passion for justice.