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Norma Inspects Her Community Garden.
Norma And Sandra Laugh And Recount The Deep Friendship That They Have Forged Over This Garden.
This Garden Is In An Area Surrounded By Drought.
Norma And Sandra Celebrate The Success Of This Lush Garden On A Tiny Patch Of Ground.

Future Plans for activation:

The Victory Gardens Project Report will be released in December 2021 and their group intends to align with the Cuyama Valley Food Action Network Working Group.


gardens installed
more in progress
garden leaders


  • “We asked ourselves: how do we build a vibrant food system in the Cuyama Valley? Currently, we don’t have a grocery store. This initiative along with the Cuyama Buckhorn partnership became part of the solution.”
  • “I think 2020 was really debilitating but it also catalyzed the food system. Suddenly, a place that did not have a food system has one.”
  • “Resulted in the establishment of a local garden-to-table system that provided an immersive educational opportunity for families, empowering them to find food security within their own backyards.”
  • “Created a supportive network for participating families that facilitated information sharing, ensuring the success of each family’s garden and providing a sense of community during the onset of the pandemic.”

— excerpts from conversation with Sandra Urebe about the project

Activating Food Action Plan goals

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