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Sowing Seeds of Change

is a 1-acre, nonprofit urban farm and community garden in Long Beach, CA that grows organic produce, employs transition-age people with disabilities and fosters youth (ages 18-22) through a job-readiness program. They also host free gardening workshops for the community. With their $4,762 grant they builtΒ six more planter boxes to grow food for local residents. They also purchased fruit trees and supplies to complete an expanded pollinator garden.

youth volunteer processing crops for market

Despite some staffing challenges, Sowing Seeds was able to successfully complete the build of new planter boxes and expand pollinator habitat on the farm site. Dina Feldman, Director of Operations reported, β€œwe’ve seen an increase in the amount of pollinator activity at the farm. The continued growth and expansion of our planter boxes will help us to continue to provide local organic food to the community, in addition to providing vocational training to marginalized youth in our community.”


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