Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (‘ALBA’)


ALBA’s mission is to create economic opportunity for limited-resource and aspiring organic farmers through land-based education in the heart of the Salinas Valley.  Our 100-acre training facility is a place of learning and advancement for hard-working, low-income farm workers and aspiring farmers seeking a better life. ALBA’s 5-year Farmer Education and Enterprise Development (FEED) program aims to achieve the following:

  • To develop skills to prepare to launch farm businesses and advance careers.
  • To establish and grow new organic farms.
  • To  market produce grown in response to growing demand for organic food grown by small farmers.


  • Become a PEPA student.
  • Establish a farm in the Organic Farm Incubator
  • Read inspiring graduate success stories.


Acres of Ambition – The next segment in the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown, is “Acres of Ambition,” a profile of a program in Salinas training farmworkers to become farmers.