Tom Farmer, owner of Sow Great, was born in Queensland and spent much of his childhood on his family’s property in the Gold Coast hinterland.
After finishing his agronomy degree, he worked as an agronomist for Hortus Technical Services for three years, getting real-world experience with commercial crops. He also has extensive experience helping get the best from his family’s property.
In 2016, after completing a Masters of Business (Marketing) he established Sow Great, fulfilling a dream to help city people discover the skills and pleasures of growing their own backyard crops.
As well as working with individuals in the Brisbane region to maximise their success with a wide range of home-grown produce, he consults to schools, aged care facilities, community gardens and other groups that want to establish food gardens, learn the science of food production and enjoy the pleasures of harvesting their own healthy, abundant produce.
Tom believes even the smallest plot or balcony can be productive and can put fresh, tasty, nutritious fare on dinner plates and in lunch boxes.