Thomas is inspired by farms as dynamic places of cultural, ecological, and economic regeneration, with the potential for healing land and people. Thomas is president of Angelic Organics Association (AOA), a community land trust and umbrella organization dedicated to social, economic, and cultural renewal through the integration of education, agriculture, and the arts. AOA protects land in perpetuity for organic-biodynamic agriculture, farming education, and land conservation. AOA holds a creative space for unity and freedom among its members — Angelic Organics CSA Farm (www.angelicorganics.com) and Angelic Organics Learning Center. Thomas co-founded Angelic Organics Learning Center in 1998 to build a local food system accountable to a quadruple bottomline: economy, ecology, equity and culture.
Since 2018, Thomas operates Holy Cow! Advisors as a consulting group focused on agro-ecology, food systems, and racial equity organizing, and since 2019 Thomas has been a trainer/organizer with the Racial Equity Institute based in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Thomas is married with eco-theologian and organizer Rev. Dr. Neddy Astudillo and they share a home in Tampa, Florida, with family, including parrots, a tortoise, fruit trees, living soils, and neighborhood chickens.