About us

Rosemary Roberts grew up in McMinnville, Oregon, not far from the Pacific coast. Her dad, Mike, is a biologist, and her mom, Sherill, is a professional cellist. She has a younger sister, Amelia.

After graduating from Willamette University in Salem, OR in 2003 with a degree in anthropology and art, Rosemary spent a couple of years in California, where she worked for the Feminist Majority Foundation, a women's rights and advocacy organization, and the League of Conservation Voters, an environmental organization. She moved to Montreal in 2005 to pursue graduate studies in anthropology at l'Université de Montréal. She is currently writing her master's thesis about religious syncretism in contemporary Paganism, and is planning to start a PhD program in the fall in which she will be studying ecovillages.

Rosemary loves hiking and backpacking, and feels most at home in the forest. Music is also very important to her, and she enjoys singing whenever she gets the chance; playing the djembe is new passion that she gets to practice every month at a song and drum circle that she co-facilitates. She is an avid tea-drinker, and loves experimenting with all sorts of edible creations in the kitchen.

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Christopher Adlam grew up in France, the youngest child of a British family. His mum breeds terriers, while his dad, a retired teacher and schoolmaster, looks after their farm house and land in the Monts du Pilat, south of Lyon.

After completing his international baccalaureate at the Cité Scolaire Internationale de Lyon in 2003, Christopher went on to university in biology. During his last undergraduate year, he went on a student exchange that brought him to Montreal, where he met Rosemary, and he stayed on to do his master's in entomology at Concordia University. This very instructive experience has led him to the conclusion that enough's enough, and as soon as this degree is over he will be pursuing other ventures, such as environmental advocacy and permaculture.

Christopher is an enthusiastic fellow who enjoys a pint of good beer, listening to heavy metal, going for walks in the woods, stargazing and chasing insects (not necessarily all at once). Unbeknownst to many, he is also very spiritual. Despite well-meaning advice from some of his past acquaintances, Christopher has never ceased to dream of a world without oppression and environmental destruction, and tries to lead his life in accordance with this.

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Rosemary and Christopher met in September 2005 in Montreal and have been living together since the summer of 2006. They, along with their cat Gaia, recently moved into a new apartment with a backyard, and are looking forward to growing vegetables this year.

They are both involved in earth-based spirituality, and they find much pleasure in sharing ideas and exploring this path together. Another passion that they share is their commitment to living sustainably; they do this through composting, buying ethical products, vegetarianism and political activism, among other things. Their long-term goals involve ecovillage living, which they see as an important element in the transition to a nurturing society that honours the planet and all its inhabitants. They practise polyamory (consensual non-monogamy), which is, and will continue to be, a very positive part of their relationship.

They are grateful for the love and support of their friends and family, and look forward to many joyful and fulfilling years together.

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