Our Team

Julie Kirk
Business Office and Sales Manager
Julie has experience with client sales and services. She manages our distribution of seedlings and philanthropic activities. Julie is interested in a more sustainable food supply. As a foodie, she understands food is essential to life and that it forms an important part of our cultural identity, and plays an important role in the economy. Through healthy living she promotes the awareness that the food we eat is an important factor affecting their health, but what is less well known is the impact producing and consuming food has on the world's resources. Alongside the cars we drive and the energy we use to cool our homes, the food we produce and consume has a significant impact on the environment through, for example, greenhouse gas emissions, the use of land and water resources, pollution, depletion of phosphorus, and the impact of chemical products such as herbicides and pesticides.

 

Michael B. Thomas, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Since 1989, following Peace Corps service (Tonga), I have designed and implemented enterprise-based, nursery and agricultural development initiatives to facilitate increase crop productivity, market access, enhance agribusiness competitiveness, and improve access to inputs and financing in 12 countries around the world.