For more than 30 years, California farmer and entrepreneur Larry Jacobs has been a pioneer in scalable and equitable organic food production that prioritizes people and proves that we can grow profitable food without chemicals. After his own dangerous encounter with pesticides in his early twenties, Larry dedicated his life’s work to championing organic farming with innovative non-toxic pest control approaches. From founding California-based Jacobs Farm, the nation's largest producer of fresh culinary organic herbs, to building the Del Cabo Co-operative, a 1,000 family farmer-strong partnership supporting organic growing in Baja, Mexico, to setting a legal precedent that protects organic farmers from drifting pesticides, Larry’s efforts inspire new sustainable food opportunities for thousands of families across the Western Hemisphere.

Larry Jacobs is NRDC’s 2013 Growing Green Award winner in the Business Leader category.