Toby Whittington

Hosted at Bankwest Place

part of a series on Beyond

About the speaker

Toby Whittington left high school and started his entrepreneurial journey as a ‘living statue’ street performer. Believing anything is possible he became a fashion designer, with no training, selling $6000 custom-made creations to private clients. In 2012 he founded Green World Revolution, a not-for-profit social enterprise, that gets long-term unemployed people off the dole through urban farming. This pioneering work has helped over 200 unemployed people, employs 8 staff and supplies 36 restaurants in Perth with fresh produce. He is planting in his second urban farm this week, with a third soon to follow.

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