In 2017, Alma Backyard Farms installed its largest urban farm on an old softball field on the property of a church and school. This space started as a 1/4 acre and allowed for a three-fold increase in Alma’s capacity to grow food and impact community.
In 2019, Alma expanded the farm to ½ acre. This site acts as Alma’s hub for its programs. With a larger urban farm site, Alma Backyard Farms 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 58 wood raised beds, 24 in-ground rows, 12 fruit trees, 8000 square feet of pollinator gardens and a chicken coop. The Compton site is also home to our farmstand where Alma-grown produce is made available to the community at affordable prices.