WHERE THE PASSION BEGINS
It all starts with a seed
Lindsay is a graduate from CSULB with 10 years experience as a special education teacher in Long Beach Unified School District. Her love for gardening and sustainability inspired her to develop a recycling program, food rescue, gardening and cooking club at her school. Lindsay has a certificate in ecological horticulture from UC Santa Cruz’ Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems. Lindsay is a recent alum from the Leadership Long Beach Institute program where she led a community project to provide education and access to freshly grown food in North Long Beach. The project included building 9 raised garden beds at various heights so that they are accessible to people of all abilities. In addition, she is an urban beekeeper, local garden manager, chef, and member of several community organizations. All of this experience has led to fulfilling a lifelong dream of founding Sowing Seeds of Change.
Dina is an immigrant of Mexico, a graduate of UCLA, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) turned entrepreneur and community builder. Dina is the owner and founder of Feel Good Salsa and Feel Good Salsa Kitchen in Long Beach,CA. Her love for cooking led her to leaving her career of over 20 years and starting her farmers market business in November of 2018. After experiencing a myriad struggles and challenges with securing a commercial kitchen for her business, she was inspired to help other businesses. This led her to starting the first shared commercial kitchen facility in Long Beach, Feel Good Salsa Kitchen, where she helps other small food start ups grow their food business. And now her passion for doing good has led her to co-founding Sowing Seeds Of Change Urban Farm where she can use her entrepreneurial spirit and network of connections, as well as her skills as a BCBA to enrich the lives of Sowing Seeds of Change participants