- Soil Association
- Tom Curtis
Land Trust Trustee and Chair of Land Trust Board
Tom’s background is in forestry, farming and mixed estate management, and he leads the Sustainable Landscapes practice area at 3Keel, a sustainability consultancy based in Oxford where he is a founding Partner.
His work bringing together clusters of independent businesses in order to create a diversified farm system and a more resilient business model, evolved into the Land Partnerships approach and handbook, an approach being promoted by the Fresh Start land enterprise centre, a social enterprise supporting new entrants into farming, where Tom is also a non-executive Director.
Tom is also involved in policy-level work including the development of land management strategies for conservation NGOs, and in more commercially focused work, linking supply chains and other economic forces to sustainable land management practices. A current focus is on the development of the Landscape Enterprise Networks (LENs) programme being developed in partnership with a range of corporate, NGO, academic and government partners.
Underpinning all of Tom’s work is an understanding that the future of our food system, our economy, and our culture is dependent on the land; its system of soils, water, biological communities, and the people who work on it.