LONG BEACH GROWS is Long Beach's original urban agriculture resource hub since 2010.
Our mission is to promote green, healthy, environmentally sustainable urban agriculture in Long Beach, California, & other activities that educate, enhance, & grow our communities by ensuring & safeguarding local food security.
Our vision is a city that feeds itself.
LBGROWS was founded by Donna Marykwas, Ph.D., to advocate for food justice, food security, and urban agriculture.
January 2010, LBGROWS began the first comprehensive directory of local urban agriculture resources in Long Beach.
LBGROWS led the advocacy movement for systemic policy change with our urban ag petition (>1800 signatures).
May 2010, LBGROWS joined Catalyst Network of Communities.
October 2011, LBGROWS began Long Beach's first community farm co-op, Unity Farm, to grow food together on shared land for a shared harvest.
February 2012, LBGROWS started Long Beach's first heirloom vegetable seed library, freely available and shared at workshops, community events, or by special arrangement.
April 2012, LBGROWS became a 1%FTP partner.
March 2014, LBGROWS has a new fiscal sponsor.
Your donations to LONG BEACH GROWS are greatly appreciated and still tax deductible, care of the Winkle Institute (501c3 tax id#45-4009945).
Thanks for your interest and support.
5318 East 2nd Street, suite 265 Long Beach, CA 90803