Social innovator, scientist
Like many farm kids, Sam moved to Melbourne to pursue a career. Dismayed to see rural communities losing young residents – largely because moving back onto the land is unaffordable to many – the environmental scientist set up Cultivate Farms with a friend. This social enterprise matches retiring farmers with younger people who want to farm but lack the financial means. The aim is to work towards a solution that suits both parties and benefits the community. This grant will help Sam take Cultivate Farms to the next level.