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Help Save The LAnd with Farm LA

Idea by Farm LA

We want to use this grant money to create a model farm that showcases a sustainable way to grow organic food. In the process we will educate and encourage the community to get involved and learn about a more health-conscious way of life.

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In what areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?

East LA

City of Los Angeles

Particularly focused in areas with unbuildable land.

How do you plan to use these resources to make change?

Conduct research

Engage residents and stakeholders

Implement a pilot or new project

Expand a pilot or a program

Mobilize for systems change

Advocate with policymakers and leaders

Implement and track policy

Beautify derelict land in Los Angeles

How will your proposal improve the following LIVE metrics?​

Access to healthy food

Number of households below the self-sufficiency index

Percent of imported water

Obesity rates

Walk/bike/transit score

Rates of mental illness

Percentage of LA communities that are resilient (Dream Metric)

Percentage of tree canopy cover (Dream Metric)

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.

Our current evaluation process consists of measuring square footage converted and number of plants planted. Our future statistics and record keeping to evaluate our effectiveness will include: monetary donations, pounds of produce, visitors to site, new volunteer sign-ups, volunteer hours accumulated, weight-loss success stories, kilowatts generated and gallons of water produced.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed

Money (financial capital)

Volunteers/staff (human capital)

Publicity/awareness (social capital)

Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)

Education/training

Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)

Community outreach

Network/relationship support

Quality improvement research