Abel Ruiz

Abel Ruiz

I am originally from a rural community in Zacatecas, Mexico but have called Santa Ana, California my home for more than half of my life. I love Santa Ana because it has deep roots back to my culture. “Agriculture runs in our veins” a close friend once said, and I think that my family’s connection to our ancestral homeland together with being raised in Santa Ana has been my biggest influence in becoming an urban farmer and participant in addressing the systemic injustices that keep small-scale farmers from thriving.

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