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Episode 91: Javier Zamora

Aug 9th, 2022

Immigrating to the United States in 1986, Javier Zamora worked in the service industry in southern California for 20 years before going back to school at the age of 43, earning his GED and a degree in landscape design before enrolling in the horticulture program at Cabrillo College. Sharpening his farming skills through the Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA), he started farming organically in 2012 on 1.5 acres. Today, as owner of JSM Organics, he farms over 100 acres on California’s Central Coast. He is also a mentor to other farmers and a leading voice in the local organic community. Tune in to learn more about:

– Javier’s story from being an immigrant to becoming an organic farmer;

– His love and passion for growing flowers, fruits and vegetables;

– How climate change is changing the way we farm and why water management is a big issue in California’s farming community;

– Getting to know your farmer and learning how the food is grown;

– His life mission to help future farmers succeed.

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