Thomas is inspired by farms as dynamic places of cultural, ecological, and economic regeneration. 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 regeneration. AOA holds a creative space for unity and freedom among its members — Angelic Organics CSA Farm ( and Angelic Organics Learning Center (