Youth To The People Podcast | Bringing Wellness to the People

November 01, 2020

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.

Red Canary Collective | You Should Know a Farmer

October 21, 2020

How food sovereignty and resilient food systems put the future in our own hands.

Selena + Chef

August 20, 2020

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. 

Mercy for Animals | Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Are Feeding the Community During The Pandemic

August 14, 2020

This Filipino American Life Podcast | Urban Gardening & Restorative Justice with Richard D. Garcia

July 01, 2020

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. 

Univision | Alimentos para la comunidad

May 10, 2020

Los propietarios de ALMA prepararon cerca de 200 bolsas repletas de alimentos frescos que fueron entregadas a las familias más necesitadas del área

ABC7 News | Fresh Produce Giveaway

May 10, 2020

A unique Mother's Day giveaway lifted spirits on Sunday in Rancho Dominguez, where a ALMA provided those special someones with much-needed appreciation.

La Opinion | Exconvictos regalan a madres frutas y verduras cultivadas por ellos mismos

May 08, 2020

Alma Backyard Farms les da una segunda oportunidad a través del trabajo en la tierra

KCRW Press Play | Southern CA farms sell directly to customers during COVID-19

May 07, 2020

Richard D. Garcia, Co-founder and Executive Director of ALMA speaks with Madeleine Brand of KCRW's Press Play about the role local farms are playing during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Catholic Education Foundation | Lead by Example

November 27, 2019

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.

Bridging the Gap with Natural American Goodness, Mountain Valley Spring Water

November 07, 2019

To capture the essence of Natural American Goodness, Mountain Valley Spring Water visited with ALMA and one of our chef partners, Steve Samson of Rossoblu. 

Voyage LA | Meet Erika L. Cuellar of Alma Backyard Farms in East Los Angeles, Compton, San Pedro

September 03, 2019

Broken Bread, WASTE: Recovery & Possibility

June 12, 2019

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.

The Migrant Kitchen, Life & Thyme | KCET

December 01, 2017

We are thrilled to have a cameo on the second season of Life & Thyme's The Migrant Kitchen.  The episode features Chef Diep of Good Dinette, a chef who sources seasonal veggies from our urban farms. 

LA Times | Food Daily Dish

April 26, 2017

Q & A: Can urban farming combat food waste?  Chatting with the founders of Alma Backyard Farms

Bellarmine News | LMU

April 17, 2017

“What happens here…it’s church.”

The Journal | Shinola

March 27, 2017

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.

Social Enterprise Alliance

December 21, 2016

Alma Backyard Farms accompanies the formerly incarcerated as they journey through the wilderness of urban life post-incarceration.

Shirt of Flame | Heather King

June 28, 2015

For this week's arts and culture column, I interviewed Erika Cuellar and Richard Garcia, the amazing duo who head up the East L.A. non-profit Alma Backyard Farms.


June 25, 2015

“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.

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