Rob Flory grew up gardening with his parents and credits them with nurturing in him a love of science and nature. His grandfather Les came to NJ from a farm in Kansas, and Rob treasured the stories Les told him about life on the farm.
After earning a degree in Applied Physics from Stockton State College and interning at an astronomical observatory, Rob felt called back to something more rooted in the land and studied agricultural engineering and horticulture, and worked on farms, before finding his way to Howell Living History Farm where he has been a farmer for over 30 years.
Rob brings an interest in the intersection of growing things, the environment, history, and social justice. He is a member of the Outdoor Equity Alliance, and serves on the board of the Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space.