We've been working for years to address the challenges of growing in small, non-adjacent #SouthLA gardens. This year, we took a hard look at the fact that we've been GARDENING, not farming, and now that's about to change. This week, we started tearing out the garden beds adjacent to our new FarmPOD - a central place for us to propagate plants and prep produce for distribution back through our cooking classes, Cruzita's Deli and Cafe, and our pop-up farm stand sales. We've brought on a new member, Joseph Wolf, to our Food Production Team. He's an experienced farmer and rancher and is enrolled in Cal Poly's Plant Science's Dept., with which RootDown has a working partnership in our efforts to train youth in urban agriculture. Keep your eyes peeled as our first FARM emerges in the coming month!