Matt Simon

New Leaf Agriculture

Multicultural Refugee Coalition


Matt Simon is the farm director of New Leaf Agriculture, a social enterprise of the Multicultural Refugee Coalition. He has managed Certified Organic farms in central Texas since 2017. He earned his Permaculture Design Certificate from the Austin Permaculture Guild in 2015. When he’s not farming, he enjoys drumming and recording music.

Matt is a contributor to Mother Earth News Fair Online.


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New Leaf Agriculture: Building Community Through Agricultural Livelihoods for Refugees

New Leaf Agriculture is a social enterprise of the Multicultural Refugee Coalition. The certified organic farm, located in Elgin, Texas, creates livelihood opportunities for refugees through a community-supported agriculture program as well as sales at farmers markets and to restaurants. Matt Simon and Nico Schuessler focus on the ways in which the farm supports its refugee employees, as well as its impact on the surrounding community. They also cover some of the exciting upcoming projects on the farm, and elaborate on our regenerative and organic methods. They can’t wait to share our community with you!
Hands On Sustainable Agriculture

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