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Chatting with the founders of Alma Backyard Farms in Los Angeles

Our focus is on reconnecting people through their food and to each other. Waste stems from a lack of connectedness.

By Noelle Carter
LA Times
Apr 26, 2017

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Where do you find the land to farm? Do you really farm in backyards?

Erika Cuellar: We started in backyards, but we’ve grown. We have a partnership with a transitional home in South L.A., and that particular home houses predominantly “lifers” — men who have served life sentences. We’ve basically transformed the outside of this home that houses 16 guys into an urban farm with a garden, chickens and about 20 fruit trees. It’s really about taking underutilized land and making it productive. We don’t farm acres of land; everything is urban, and they are small farms.

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Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, joins inner-city children on Gloucestershire farm visit

Kate also joined a story-time session led by children’s author Michael Morpurgo, who founded the charity in 1976.

By Tom Powell
Evening Standard
May 3, 2017

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While helping to plant the onions, the Duchess asked: “Do any of you like onions?”

One child replied that they made their eyes water and the Duchess replied: “They make things nice and tasty. You can put onions in curries.”

She also saw a “super wriggly worm” and asked the children: “Have all of you held a worm before?”

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