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Our Urban Farm Sites

ALMA's urban farms create opportunities for healing and restoration

through food, employment and education. 

ALMA Backyard Farms in Riverside

Riverside

Coming soon! We are currently converting 2 acres of an existing 50 acre citrus and avocado farm. These 2 acres will incorporate raised bed and in-ground growing. Opening date TBD.

ALMA Backyard Farms in San Pedro

San Pedro 2.0

Coming soon!  We are currently installing a new ½ acre farm across the street from our San Pedro 1.0 location. Opening date TBD.

ALMA Backyard Farms in San Pedro

San Pedro 1.0

In 2019, ALMA installed its first urban farm in San Pedro in the Holy Trinity neighborhood. The San Pedro 1.0 farm is ¼ acre that includes 34 raised beds, a compost program and 450 square feet of pollinator garden. 

ALMA Backyard Farms in Compton

West Compton

In 2017, ALMA installed its largest urban farm on a former softball field on the property of a church and school.  This space started as a ¼ acre and allowed for a three-fold increase in ALMA’s capacity to grow food and impact the community. 

 

In 2019, ALMA expanded the farm to ½ acre. This site acts as ALMA’s hub for its programs. With a larger farm site, ALMA is now poised to grow more food and create more opportunities for formerly incarcerated people, at-risk children and youth, and food insecure families. 

 

The urban farm in Compton includes 64 raised beds, 36 in-ground rows, 12 fruit trees, 8000 square feet of pollinator gardens, and a children's learning garden. The Compton site is also home to our Farm Stand where ALMA-grown produce is made available to the community at affordable prices. 

ALMA Backyard Farms in South Los Angeles

South Los Angeles

In 2015, ALMA installed an urban farm at a transitional home providing an opportunity for over 60 formerly incarcerated persons to experience re-entry as a means to “give back” and restore their personal sense of agency.  ALMA transformed a space known to community members as a “dope house” into a productive space that grows food and grows community. 

 

The urban farm in South Los Angeles includes 2000 square feet of edible landscape with 12 raised beds, 24 fruit trees, 1 chicken coop and a 1000 square foot pollinator garden.  This site is no longer in operation. 

ALMA Backyard Farms in East Los Angeles

East Los Angeles

In 2013, ALMA installed an urban farm that provided food to 5 families of formerly incarcerated parents and their children as part of an effort to reunify them.  Today, the food grown in this farm continues to benefit all of ALMA’s constituents. 

 

The urban farm in East Los Angeles includes 750 square feet of edible landscape with 8 raised beds, 8 fruit trees, and a 450 square foot pollinator garden.