The mission for Los Angeles Leadership Academy Farm is to provide students and the local community with the skills necessary to grow fresh produce at home and to instill a deep appreciation for the food that they consume. Nestled in the hills of Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles Leadership Academy serves students that are primarily part of minority groups. These groups often suffer from “food deserts” and routinely have to combat transgenerational unhealthy eating habits. By engaging students in the development of the farm we seek to make students advocates for food literacy and turn them into conscious consumers of food. In addition to improving the health of students, our goal is that teachers implement lesson plans that utilize the farm to demonstrate real-world applications for the concepts that students learn in classes such as biology, chemistry, history, and economics.