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Alma Backyard Farms

Alma Backyard Farms creates a dynamic opportunity in urban farming for the formerly incarcerated to reintegrate by growing food in & for LA.


2 Submitted Ideas

  • CREATE ·2023 Grants Challenge

    Unlocking Potential for People, Plants, Place

    ALMA Backyard Farms restores and upholds Los Angeles as a city that unlocks potential for people, plants and place. ALMA's success is proven through urban farming operations and restorative job training programs wherein: (1) People formerly incarcerated have opportunities to give back. (2) Plants grow and feed people facing food insecurity. (3) Once neglected urban spaces are transformed into productive organic farms and places for nourishment. These are brought together at ALMA's Farm Stand to model environmental justice and food security.

  • CREATE ·2014 Grants Challenge

    Create LA: The Place Where No Space – or Life – is Wasted

    ABF's project unlocks the potential of the formerly incarcerated to serve as caretakers of their communities in LA through urban farming.