At Patrons of Peace, we like working with cool people doing good things.
ALMA BACKYARD FARMS & PATRONS OF PEACE
The Patrons of Peace team recently spent the day at Alma Backyard Farms to learn a little more about the work that they do in the community. With the mission of "Reclaim Lives. Repurpose Land. Reimagine Community" we were excited to learn more!
Alma Backyard Farms has three urban farms across Los Angeles, each one using either abandoned or underutilized land. Their south Los Angeles location for example, turned a space known to community members as “a dope house” into a productive space where the community has access to over 2,000 square feet of fresh produce.
Alma Backyard Farms works closely with juvenile offenders and prisoners who are eager to transform their lives and become members of their communities again. "Alma Backyard Farms creates opportunities for the previously incarcerated to become agents of health, safety and community."
At their West Compton location, Alma Backyard Farms works weekly with the children from the local schools. The kids are given the opportunity to learn how to plant, grow and harvest a variety of fresh produce. Many times this is their first exposure to certain types of produce. We are so excited to watch Alma Backyard Farms grow into a new San Pedro garden and can’t wait to share more of our collaboration!
HEAL THE BAY & PATRONS OF PEACE
Recently we partnered with Heal the Bay for a clean up in Manhattan Beach. For over 30 years, Heal the Bay has been on a mission to clean and heal our oceans. But a healthy Bay requires a healthy L.A. Envisioning thriving oceans, healthy watersheds and smart water, Heal the Bay is working toward a greener, bluer Los Angeles County for everyone.
For more information on how to get involved, please visit their website at Healthbay.org.