Alexys Romo

Founder

Welcome to Black Thumb Farm!

I am a mother of two and a wife, and I grew up here in Los Angeles. I did not grow up on a farm -- heck, I didn't grow anything until I was 20 years old! It came as a surprise, even to me, when I realized I had this deep-seated passion for educating our youth and giving them the power to grow their own food. I believe in young people, I believe in the power of community, I believe in the art of trade, and I believe in equipping young people with that trade, no matter how they choose to use it. 

 

Everyone deserves access to healthy, fresh foods. That is the foundation of Black Thumb Farm. We teach and train young people the art and skill of farming and growing their own food. More than that, we also offer workshops and classes that teach valuable life skills like budgeting, resume building, access to higher education, and more. We hope to send our youth into the world feeling confident, secure, and ready for whatever is to come, and we believe it all starts in the soil.