Sean Smith, the head proprietor and brewer of Crooked Farmz, is originally a native of Kingston, ON, but has been growing vegetables in the East York area for the past 17 years. His interest in developing a local CSA for composting and tea brewing emerges from a deeper underlying passion about soil health in the urban context and the vast lifewebs that are proliferating within.
In 2019 he won first place in the DIY Innovation category in the Best in GrowTO urban gardening contest for improvements to an urban composting method, and in Spring 2020 won a Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association bursary to develop compost tea workshop resources in Toronto. He has also received awards for entrepreneurial excellence from Acadia University and the University of Alberta.
Sean lives ‘on the farm’ with his partner, Lindsay, and their two children, Juniper and Amory.