About Us – Houston Urban Farming | Small Places

About Us


Thomas Garcia-Prats, Founder; General Manager (above right)

Thomas has a B.A. from Providence College in Global Studies. Since graduating from college, he has spent the majority of these last five years working on farms throughout the U.S. and Central America developing a passion for farming and a desire to expand and share on his experience and knowledge. He has spent full seasons on three distinct farms learning from a small family owned organic operation in Maine, a larger organic vegetable farm in Iowa, and a large diversified agro-forestry and educational farm in Nicaragua.  Being a Houston native, he feels strongly about farming in his home town, bringing attention to the need and value of agriculture in the Houston area and focusing on how we can creatively address food access issues throughout our city.


Daniel Garcia-Prats, Founder; Director of Operations (above left)

Daniel has a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University. He has over two years of manufacturing and production experience having previously worked for a Silicon Valley medical device startup and a local Houston oil and gas manufacturer. He brings creativity, operational and entrepreneurial experience, and technical know-how.  He is passionate about design and is using the farm to develop his interests in simple and efficient system design, data collection and analysis, and construction.