La Flaca Urban Garden

La Flaca Urban Garden’s mission is to transform underused urban spaces into beautiful, sustainable gardens and micro farms. Founder Alejandra Rodriguez Boughton’s goal is to grow food, not lawns by transforming spaces such as large backyards and school lawns into landscapes that feed our city. La Flaca grows hard-to-source produce such as rare herbs and heirloom vegetables in underused urban spaces for local restaurants and food artisans such as Olamaie, Dai Due and Emmer & Rye. The grant was used to transform additional underused urban spaces into sustainable gardens and micro-farms in the Austin area, and for equipment purchases.