Save the CSU/Expo Urban Mini Farm
For more than a decade Community Services Unlimited Inc. (CSU) has worked to establish and maintain the CSU/EXPO mini urban farm located at the EXPO Center. The farm is the only space of its kind in South LA, and the only green space in the immediate neighborhood around the EXPO Center. CSU has engaged thousands of volunteers and dozens of partners and raised funding to create a model for urban farming that is highly productive and a center for community learning!
The farm provides one of the few opportunities available for residents of South LA to access fresh, sustainably grown, beyond organic produce. It hosts education and training programs for South LA residents, including youth, providing training in sustainable food production, healthy cooking, entrepreneurship, and community organizing. More than 400 youth and 600 adults have participated directly in training programs over the last decade, as well as thousands of others who have volunteered to help build and maintain the farm.