I am a mother, a wife, an educator, scientist, community gardener, urban farmer, & practitioner of nourishing traditions that include urban agriculture as part of my back to the basics philosophy of feeding & nurturing my family. When I have time, I make my own cheese, sauerkraut, & kimchi.
I am also a community organizer of sorts, having mobilized support for my pro-urban agriculture petition & presented before various committees of Long Beach City Council to advocate for changing our municipal code.
My grassroots organization Long Beach Grows advocates for just & equitable food access, food security, & urban agriculture.
I believe that all people should have access to affordable, nutritious, locally grown real food. I also believe that all people should be allowed to feed their families as they see fit, including growing produce in front or back yards & raising small livestock at home for eggs & milk, even in the city.
Our goats Dinkey & Bumper are symbols of food justice & are tired of being outlaws.
As a mother, I hope to teach my child essential life skills so she’ll never go hungry & always know where her food comes from. My wish extends to the members of my urban community as well, especially the kids.
This is why I started Long Beach Grows.
Help us build an urban farm co-op network for people to grow food and community together. Our first site is called Unity Farm!
Donations are tax deductible thanks to our partnership with Catalyst Long Beach Network of Communities, our fiscal sponsor.
For more information, you can listen to my very first radio appearance on Swoop's World Online Radio here.
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