Farm LA was started by Jason Wood and Emily Gleicher. They’re a
local couple who have a passion for gardening and sustainable
living. They are certified (UC) Victory Gardeners.

Jason and Emily want to do something about the abundance of
underutilized land in Los Angeles. They want to repurpose this land
and turn it into land that can give back to those in need,
beautify the city and grow our future.

That’s why they started Farm LA.

WHAT WE DO

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SIDEWALK MINI-FARMING

We started Farm LA creating small public mini-farms on sidewalks
around Los Angeles, particularly in neighborhoods that are considered
food deserts (meaning they don’t have a walkable affordable organic
market nearby). We have implemented over 10 mini-farms in LA city
and look forward to showing neighbors how to create their
own on a shoe-string budget.

Fruit shares

The Fruit Share evolved from a community dinner we co-hosted in Elysian
Valley with River Wild. We had a discussion about “What a healthy food
economy means to you, Elysian Valley” and the one theme that continued
throughout the dinner was all the excess fruit we have in Elysian Valley
because of the rich soil and wouldn’t it be cool if we found a way to share
said fruit. So we started the Elysian Valley Fruit Share! Neighbors can
bring their excess fruits, veggies, flowers, herbs and swap them
with other neighbors’ harvests. It’s been a DE-light!
See dates for 2017 below.

Farmers markets & health fairs

We love Markets & Health Fairs! There is no better way to meet
like-minded people. We have tabled numerous Farmers Markets and Health
Fairs to share our lima beans and promote healthy eating and drought-tolerant
agriculture. We have been lucky enough to sell our Lima Bean Kits at
Altadena Farmers Market and Grand Central Market! They also live
on the shelves of popular brunch spot Thank You For Coming in
Atwater Village. Our hope is to have these in stores one day!

KINDERGARDENING

We’ve been working with schools in Los Angeles to help them
maintain their school gardens and are hosting growing food 101 classes.
We believe it’s so important to learn these basics
at an early age.

kindergardening
Classroom

homesteadING

Until we obtain a vacant lot to start farming – our HQ is one big
drought-tolerant agricultural farm! We had LA County Agricultural
Weights & Measures come and certify our Lima Beans and herbs.
We harvest them and make our Lima Bean Kits with them!
Click here to purchase them.

homesteading

FOOD POLICY

We’re collaborating with LA Food Policy Council and other urban farmers in an
Urban Agriculture working group. This group focuses on the policy of Urban
Ag in LA. We’re trying to popularize a new Incentive Zone Act,
which will encourage Angelenos to convert their parcels into urban gardens
& farms in exchange for reduced property taxes, which will hopefully
create a domino effect for folks growing food on their vacant lots.

foodpolicy

To see more about what we’re up to-
please visit our social media pages.

      

OUR DONORS

THANK YOU!!!

Join OUR DONORS and help create
a better future for Los Angeles!

DONORS
as of May 2017

The Madeksho Law Firm *Major Contributor*
Victoria Gleicher *Major Contributor*
LA2050 Listens/Riverwild *Major Contributor*
The Left Bank *Major Contributor*
Gentleman Scholar *Major Contributor*
The Awesome Foundation *Major Contributor*
Whole Foods Glendale *Major Contributor*
Rugged & Dapper *Major Contributor*
Sharre Jacoby *Major Contributor*
Splits 59 *Notable Contributor*
Bridgette Spalding *Notable Contributor*
Christoph Bull *Notable Contributor*
Amy Jacovec
Eileen Unger
Alex Kamer
Damien Robledo
Julia Parnell
Jason Binns
Home Depot
Starbucks
Cameron Woodward
Steve Gruber
Janine & Ryan Labaqui
Whole Foods Fairfax
Adam Matthews
La Croix
Marvin & Reva Mallon
CVS
Ziva Manczyk
Christine, William & Moses Mills
Agnes Constante
Martina Kohl
Isvinder Grewal
Olga Hauptmann
Danielle Foss
Ascending Lights
Stephanie Gangi
Sprouts Farmers Market
Kaitlin Cassidy
Leslie Stoke
Aerialla Astrupgaard
Theresa Lee
Shenan Sarkovich
The Murphy Family
Waxpaper
Leslie Grow
Amanda Kretzmann
Laurie Bailey
Meg Cassidy
Caron Eule
Elizabeth Kroll
Kerry Lane
Ryan Lagasse
Jill Hoskins
William Kidd
Amy Chow
Michelle Wolfe
Latoya Hawthorne
Troy Barbu
Patricia Thomas
Austen Holman
Tara-Rose Lawrence
Daniel Lim
Danielle Evenson
Suzanne Gross
Parise Vautour
Jesse White
Elisa Whitehead
Jenna Aldridge
Nick Sasso

WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!

Join them and help create a
better future for Los Angeles!

Farm LA Volunteers

CONTACT

Please email if you want to:

– Volunteer
– Learn how to convert your curbside
– Inform us of land that needs to be saved
– Say “Hello!”

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