Our visitors often don’t know the basics, so I teach the basics, like how to use a shovel or push a wheelbarrow. I often teach what real food looks like as well, with lessons like how to find a tomato amidst its green leaves.
By Sasha Kanno
Long Beach Post
Feb 27, 2017
Sasha is the founder of Long Beach Local, an agriculture-based nonprofit and the farmer and vision behind Farm Lot 59.
Farm Lot 59 is our amazing place to come to. It’s a peaceful oasis surrounded by nature and varieties of plants from around the globe. It’s a safe place where people of any race and gender can share and receive full respect. It’s not about farming—well, it is—but it’s more. It’s about food policy, transparency, the restaurant industry, retail, chemistry, soil science, education, food culture… it’s endless. Your local farm is a hub for all kinds of good things.
Community farms like Farm Lot 59 are not meant to grow massive food crops. Instead, we teach people where food comes from, how to grow it, how to cook it and how make a living doing so. Humans have been cultivating crops for about 12,000 years, but many people today have forgotten their connection to food. Local farms are keeping this knowledge alive, and bringing people together through good hard work.