Organic Farmer, Social Activist, and Educator Tom Lauerman
Vivian McPeak speaks with organic farmer, social activist, and educator Tom Lauerman, the owner of ‘The Garden of the Green Sun’ Farm in Vancouver, Washington.
Tom Lauerman, more affectionately known as Farmer Tom, has had his hands in the ground since the tender age of 12, when he started landscaping and planting. He eventually owned his own landscape construction business, and that business thrived for 28 years. The “groundwork” was set, and so was his passion for all things natural. He went on to manage an organic seed farm, wild crafting herbs, for the pharmaceutical and herbal industries, and he also held the title of Director of Manufacturing at Pacifica, a natural beauty brand, where he was responsible for sourcing and developing new products.