In 2017, Alma Backyard Farms installed its largest urban farm on the property of a church and school. This space is 1/4 of an acre and has allowed for a three-fold increase in Alma’s capacity to grow food and impact community. Today, the urban farm in Compton 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 8000 square feet of edible landscape with 36 raised beds, 12 fruit trees, and a 4000 square foot pollinator garden. In the near future, there will be a farm stand where produce will be shared with the community.