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©2020 by Alma Backyard Farms

We exist to re-claim lives of formerly incarcerated people, re-purpose urban land into productive urban farm plots, and re-imagine disenfranchised communities in Los Angeles as a hub for transformation.

How We Do It

URBAN AGRICULTURE 
JOB TRAINING PROGRAM

ALMA’s training program focuses on restoring the lives of formerly incarcerated women & men through hands-on technical education in urban agriculture.

SCHOOL - TO - FARM YOUTH PROGRAM

ALMA’s youth program provides place-based education for youth to learn about preparing healthy meals, gardening, and waste reduction.

FARMSTAND 
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

ALMA’s Social Enterprise grows and distributes organic, whole foods within food-insecure communities. Fresh food is made available to community members and to restaurant partners.  

Why We Do It

ALMA reconnects the lives of the formerly incarcerated back to the fabric of society.

Our participants have the chance at attaining gainful employment and becoming self-sufficient.  

 

Urban Farming helps everyone involved explore the relationships between plants, animals and

humans as a way of creating a profound connection to both nature and their community.

"Farming brings me peace.  I haven't had peace like this before."
 

-SARAH