Planting Thoughts started in 2010 when Matt Allison began growing food at home in planters as part of the growing global urban farming movement.

Matt went on to manage, service and farm over an acre of arable land on various urban farms around the greater Cape Town area.

The produce grown was made available to local communities through a CSA, providing both the public and local eateries with fresh, seasonally grown food.

Planting Thoughts brought urbanites closer to their food through volunteer programs and offered support to consumers and chefs alike through a range of educational workshops.

In 2014 Matt relocated to Sydney where he is currently involved in running a local community garden.