Scott Thompson
Author: Farm from a Box
2021

Scott Thompson

Entrepreneur

Farm from a box

meet scott

Scott Thompson’s life has always been about being a resident of the world. After college, he became a golf pro in Geneva where the Consulate Generals taught him what the rest of the world is and has done. Returning to California after three years in Oslo, Norway, he founded the San Francisco Sports Counsel. This led to running the 2008 International Children’s Games bringing 1650 young athletes from 82 cities and 41 countries. It became obvious that creating a new company and lifestyle could help the world: he co-founded Farm from a Box.

Farm from a box
Nominated by: Lee Langan MED'99
Class of 2021 Location California, USA

The work that Farm from a Box offers should have an impact for centuries. To grow food in a manner that allows people to maximize yields in a small area using sustainable power and careful use of precious water will only enhance the ability of all humans to eat better food and optimize resources needed to live a better life. Thus far we are a presence in several locations around the world. This includes supporting veterans learning farming skills at Mt Vernon, a village in a host community around the largest refugee camp on the Tanzanian/Congo border, resettled refugees with the IRC in West Sacramento, and the Lakota Sioux in South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The intention is to continue to provide challenged communities with an off-grid agricultural infrastructure that can bridge the food and poverty divide.

“We have two goals that we will earn. First, creating the vision and applying it to our planet while on our watch. Second, convincing youth on the planet that if you work hard enough and do not give up you can achieve what may have once seemed impossible.”

- Scott Thompson

We are taking technology to the far reaches of the world, forging new frontiers for all manners of need. From refugee camps to Indigenous Native American reservations, to urban settings, to South Pacific crisis alleviation in recovery, there are few corners of the world that our efforts are not applicable so long as soil and water are present.

We have two goals that we will earn. First, creating the vision and applying it to our planet while on our watch. Second, convincing youth on the planet that if you work hard enough and do not give up you can achieve what may have once seemed impossible. For those who tell you it is not possible, proving that it is possible to the benefit of mankind is quite a legacy.

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