April 12, 2021
PITTSBURG, Calif. — Underneath a blanket of powerlines, a stretch of forgotten land is coming back to life.
“Being outside and out in nature is just always calming and peaceful for me. It’s like a happy place in a way,” said Ariana Singh-Adams, an apprentice at Family Harvest Farm in Pittsburg, California.
Apprentices are healing the land with regenerative farming, rebuilding the soil while reducing carbon emissions.
For many of the workers, it’s their first time on a farm. Ranging from 18 to 24 years old, they are transitioning out of the foster system. Along with a paycheck, they get a sense of consistency.