Old Grove Orange, Inc.
Bob Knight joined the Leadership Board in late 2014. He was born in Redlands and raised in an orange grove, a 4th generation farmer. He went to college and graduate school in New York City, and then spent the next twenty years working as a telecom executive mostly overseas in Japan, Indonesia, and Saudi Arabia. While in Saudi Arabia during the 9/11 tragedy, he decided to return to his roots in the Inland Empire to raise his kids in an orange grove just as he had experienced. He is the founder of the Inland Orange Conservancy and Old Grove Orange, Inc., which make local growers sustainable by connecting them to local families and school districts via direct sales.
In 2014, Bob was recognized by the LA City Council as a Good Food Champion for his leadership in local food procurement by institutions that serve City residents, such as LAUSD. With his wife, he grows oranges, mandarins, grapefruit, kiwifruit, row crops, kids, and dogs on his 37-acre farm in Redlands.