Showing 2 results for:

Crop Swap LA

by Topic

All results

Crop Swap LA To Receive $4M To Further Aid In Its Mission Of Ending Food Insecurity

Crop Swap LA™ hasn’t stopped yet when it comes to its mission of ending food insecurity. The company has announced that it will receive $4 million from The California Budget Act of 2021. The selection is a major move for Crop Swap LA™ as it continues to work to eradicate food insecurity and create hyper-local access to organically grown food through the use of sustainable agriculture practices. “Our team and supporters are thrilled to see this commitment of confidence, funds, and opportunity to the urgent need to grow nutrient-rich food directly within our communities,” continued Crop Swap LA Founder, Jamiah E. Hargins in the statement. “The funds will enable Crop Swap LA to continue its mission, widen its impact, and deepen its resolve. The people of California who contributed through these funds can feel satisfied knowing that our team is committed to redefining the spirit and intention of community-sourced food production. Senator Kamlager has made a direct investment in the...

Shanique Yates

Jul 7, 2021

Thanks To This Produce-Subscription Program, South LA Residents Can Feed Their Families

This man is transforming front lawns into sustainable farms for families. Jamiah Hargins is using his expertise to turn South Los Angeles lawns into planted kale, rainbow chard, tomatoes, and enough produce to feed 50 families within the neighborhood each week, Fast Company reports. “My company partners with homeowners who have a front yard and want to do something positive,” said Hargins, founder of Crop Swap LA. Crop Swap LA is the startup that installs and manages micro-farms or community gardens. All neighbors have to do is pay a monthly subscription fee to receive the local goods and they’ll receive both a share of the produce and a cut of the proceeds. “We maintain it, but they get part of the income every month,” Hargins told Fast Company. After starting a vegetable garden of his own at home a few years ago and realizing that he’d grown more than his wife could eat, Hargins leaned on Nextdoor to set up produce swaps with neighbors. He then began to think about how to create...

Shanique Yates

May 27, 2021