A 13-year-old boy is making his environmental mark by raising 60 chickens in order to sell sustainably-produced eggs.
Making his environmental mark at 13
It’s not every day that an 11 year-old is so impacted by researching the detrimental environmental effects of agribusiness that he decides to save up money from lemonade stands to fund his own small farm. Sam Tobin is that boy, now a 13-year-old chicken farmer who started his own free-range egg business two years ago in an effort to live more sustainably. He currently has 60 chickens roaming around his backyard in urban Charlotte, N.C., and sells his eggs to local restaurants and neighbors. This is a brief glimpse into a day in his life, loosely inspired by Wendell Berry’s poem “I Go Among Trees”.