Rob Rosborough’s very first job was in the greenhouses of the Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the premier botanical research institutions in the country. Before high school was over, he had collected orchids in Costa Rica and counted seeds for an evolutionary biologist in the Central American jungle. He studied environmental engineering at Yale and his first job during college was as a research assistant to Dr. Peter Raven, the renowned conservationist. Somehow, Rob ended up becoming a lawyer, then mediator and eventually a conflict resolution teacher at Fromm. But his interest in botany, gardens and history has endured. He now teaches about plants at Fromm, most recently about the critical role plants have played in shaping the history of civilization.