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 passion for sustainability, community, and education led her to leave her career to co-found Sowing Seeds of Change. She is also the founder and owner of Greensmith Goodness that strives for GREENESS! This means she has a social mission to divert food waste by creating hand-crafted value added products from shared, gleaned and diverted food waste. Aside from being an educator turned entrepreneur, she remains very active in her community and local food system, building strong relationships that promote positive change. She sits on the advisory board of Long Beach Fresh, is a member of the LB Beekeepers club, a Leadership Long Beach Alumni, a CASFS Alumni (Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems), and is a Horticultural Therapist. Her vision is to continue to use her passions and skills in partnership with like-minded organizations to create a healthier and more equitable community in Long Beach and beyond.
Dina is an immigrant of Mexico, a graduate of UCLA, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) turned social entrepreneur and community builder. Dina is the founder of Feel Good Salsa (her former food brand) and Feel Good Salsa Kitchen in Long Beach,CA. Her love for cooking led her to walk away from 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