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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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