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Thomas Spaulding

Cultural Advisory Board
Co-Founder and President, Angelic Organics Learning Center, Florida

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 ( 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.


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