Food, Land and Water: Connecting Families with Conservation – This program is a multicultural environmental science curriculum for 3rd and 4th grade students, primarily focused on the Alisal Union School District in Salinas. ALBA hosts 1000 children per year with beginning farmers’ involvement to support hands-on, science-based learning in the context of functional biodiversity on a working organic farm. Teachers, youth, and chaperones visit farmers at ALBA to learn about organic agriculture, water quality, beneficial insects, soil health, habitat, healthful foods, rural culture and career aspirations in small business.