The Roybal Foundation created the first aquaponics garden in East Los Angeles. The Roybal Foundation’s aquaponics garden is a combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and growing plants without soil. This program educates and engages community members through healthy eating and outdoor activity. The community urban setting lacks open green space for outdoor activities. The Foundation’s Aquaponics Garden offers an opportunity for families and community members to learn about organic gardening and healthy food choices.
The Foundation partnered with Adventist Health Whit Memorial and East Los Angeles College to expand the program and created an Aquaponics Garden at each site.