Welcome to Robinwood. It’s more than a place, it’s where it all comes together as our home, our workshop and layers of gardens. The name comes from a combination of Ross’ family name and Drew’s birth place in Canada. Located on beautiful Bainbridge Island in Washington State, this National Wildlife Shelter welcomes animal friends such as owls, hummingbirds, deer and bald eagles.
Drew’s roots started in rural Southern Alberta, Canada on the family farm. He remains connected to the land by tending our vegetable, flower and miniature container gardens.
Ross grew up in Snohomish, Washington and enjoys finding and creating the sacred as influenced by nature. Ross has worked with hospice for the last 15 years and has helped to create a renewing sanctuary at Robinwood.
Drew and Ross share life with daughters Haley and Claire, a semi-retiring flock of chickens and a very cute Havanese dog Bella.
A word about Robinwood as a place that nurtures creativity for greater balance; like many people, Ross and Drew work in demanding jobs that feed only part of their need for personal growth. Making things with their hands, re-visioning and re-purposing found objects and having to learn the liturgy of the seasons has helped Ross and Drew to find balance that leads to greater sustainability. Robinwood has taught them to see the world in a different way and has inspired them to share that with others.