Sasha Kanno is a wife and working mom. A floral designer by trade she has also been a backyard farmer since childhood. She was the Director of Wrigley Garden; a 2 year community garden from 2009-2011 with 40 plots individually gardened by their owners. She is also one of the founders of the Wrigley co-op food exchange. Farm Lot 59 was started in 2010, “I want my friends and neighbors to be able to have a direct connection to the food that nourishes them throughout their lives. Our children should be able to have wonderfully fresh food while growing up in the city.” She is a grantee for the Long Beach Community Foundation and Connected Corridor Phase III for her work with the Wrigley Garden. She reciently was awarded the Women's Business Council Small Business Grant for her work on the farm.
She has completed the Growing Communities workshop from the American Community Gardening Association and is a supporter of Slow Food Los Angeles.
Hi, my name is Jennifer. I grew up in Bixby Knolls and have lived in Wrigley neighborhood of Long Beach for the last 20 years, I truly am a Long Beach Local. I am a facility manager and event coordinator by day, but nights and weekends I love getting my hands into the garden and seeing what I can grow. I especially enjoy looking for new, creative ways to make a garden to table yummy meal.
I love taking classes on food preservation which is an important part of our food security and sustainability for my families future and the future of Long Beach. I hope to pass on my knowledge to visitors at the farm, looking forward to seeing you there!