Daniel Oliveira is the micro farmer behind Rising Roots at Shempston House, near Elgin. "Micro farming encapsulated my ideals of promoting healthy living, advocating for local produce and embracing zero waste principles. My journey into this sector sprouted from a realisation people are hungry for change and viable alternatives. With Rising Roots, my mission is to provide “optimum nutrition for local people”.

The journey that brought him where he's today didn't lack bumps, but everything serves a purpose ultimately. " Observing has been the most vital advice. Even if a problem seems unsolvable in the moment, taking time to observe its nuances, gathering information and scrutinising details often leads to discovering a solution. There’s always an answer in the details."

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