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Ourfoods 2015 Year-End Review

From educational impacts in K-12, county jail, to top universities, we’ve made significant strides towards creating a long-term model for creating more resilient communities, a better food system, and a generation that is equipped to tackle some of the biggest challenges of the future. Check out what we’ve been up to:

  • We’ve created 22 ongoing initiatives - from San Francisco to Riverside CA. Check out a visual map of our impact!

  • We built an aquaponic system inside of San Francisco County Jail, and graduated three semesters of students! Read more on our blog about how this big first step will change lives and fight recidivism

  • Through a generous grant from Boeing and in concert with USC’s Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, we’ve enabled eight K-12 schools in Los Angeles to pilot our ever-expanding curriculum with Farm Labs, an intercurricular tool for both inside and outside the classroom, inviting teachers to incorporate lessons built around important concepts of health, urban ecology, and STEM related subjects into common core standards

  • We designed and built the Thorton Research Aquaponics System on Catalina Island for USC’s Wrigley Institute, training 27 students on how to build and operate an aquaponic system. Four of them will be joining us in the new year to support our Farm Labs curriculum

  • We taught an aquaponics class at UCLA extension

  • We taught an aquaponics workshop at USC

  • We installed and help maintain an aquaponic system at a low-income housing project for PATH (People Assisting the Homeless)

  • We partnered with City of Hope Hospital in the development of community collaborations exploring solutions to food security, ‘food- as- medicine’ and urban farming

  • We converted a 10,000 SF lot into a living- labyrinth and urban garden for Seeds of Hope and the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles

  • We welcomed our new Executive Director, David Rosenstein, in March

  • We’ve welcomed three new passionate team members!  

  • We've welcomed our newest board member, Dr. Diane Kim

  • We’ve welcomed and trained 4 interns from USC!

  • We’ve partnered with 16 community organizations

  • Our work is beginning to receive press attention

2015 has been a year of exceptional growth for Ourfoods, and we couldn’t be more thankful for the people and partners who helped us get here. Thanks for your support. 

WISH WE COULD RUN ON PASSION ALONE, BUT ALAs, 

WE STILL NEED YOUR SUPPORT.

Please help us to achieve our goals in 2016 with a donation today.