The Food and Faith Podcast brings together voices of hope who are working for a world of organic connections. On this episode, ALMA's Co-founders, Erika L. Cuellar and Richard D. Garcia partake in a conversation from the soil and around the table.
The Restorative Justice Life Podcast | Restorative Farming
Hosted by Amplify RJ founder David Ryan Barcega Castro-Harris, Restorative Justice Practitioners, Circle Keepers, and others discuss how they bring Restorative Justice philosophy, practices, and values into their personal and professional lives.
Selena teams up with the godfather of the modern food truck movement, Roy Choi, to make some dangerously delicious Korean BBQ breakfast tacos. At the end of the episode, ALMA gets recognized for its work! Episode 4 is available on HBO Max. Free trial available.
KCRW provides listeners with local news, public health information, music for your spirit, and cultural connection. ALMA's Co-founder, Richard D. Garcia, discusses farming with youth and the formerly incarcerated to feed the community.
Youth To The People Podcast | Bringing Wellness to the People
America has a wellness problem. Wellness requires rest, clean water, movement, community, care, and nutrition—things that have become privileges, when they really should be rights. In this episode, Alma's social enterprise associate, Luis Mota, discusses how he is dedicated to bringing wellness to his community.
August 14, 2020
Mercy for Animals | Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Are Feeding the Community During The Pandemic
Mercy For Animals is dedicated to eradicating our cruel food system and replacing it with one that is not just kind to animals but essential for the future of our planet and all who share it. Check out this feature they included of ALMA.
Erika Cuellar, Co-founder of Alma Backyard Farms, studied education at Loyola Marymount University and didn’t necessarily end up going into a traditional classroom because she worked at Homeboy Industries in the kitchen of Homegirl Café, and now sees the farm as her new classroom.
KCET, a producer of award-winning and diverse original content for public media, and Tastemade, a global media company creating premium video programming in the food, travel and home verticals, premiered a new multi-media series BROKENBREAD, hosted by restaurant entrepreneur, social activist and acclaimed chef Roy Choi. In episode 5, WASTE: Recovery & Possibility, Roy Choi visits ALMA.
This Filipino American Life Podcast | Urban Gardening & Restorative Justice with Richard D. Garcia
In this episode, we talk to Richard Garcia, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Alma Backyard Farms, about his calling to work with communities and formerly incarcerated people to set up urban gardens.
In his long-sleeve waffle shirt, dark roughed-up work pants and scuffed brown leather boots, Rich Garcia moves carefully among rows of vegetables. His canvas hat tilted to the side, and a thin red scapular hanging around his neck completes his farming uniform. His hands are dirty in a way that can come only from a long day of manual labor, with layers of white, dried dirt beneath fresh stains from wet soil.
“Re-claim lives. Re-purpose land. Re-imagine community.” That’s the motto of Alma Backyard Farms, an East L.A. non-profit that teaches recently released prisoners to grow, harvest and market local produce.