Living in London and having no family links did not deter Tom from pursuing a career in Land based Management and becoming a great advocate of rare and native breeds.  Tom started volunteering at his local city farm at the age of 8 and his passion for rare and native has grown ever since.  Currently teaching animal management at Capel Manor College’s Crystal Palace Centre he has also been Farm Manager at Mudchute Park and Farm and at Vauxhall City Farm.