The Future of Food - Community Development Field Trip

The Future of Food - Community Development Field Trip

The Future of Food - Community Development Field Trip

Food and agriculture endeavors that focus on community development in cities -- from community gardens and urban farms to workforce development programs -- play an essential role in enhancing food security, educating citizens about where there food comes from, and strengthening food equity.

To learn firsthand about the impact of community development ventures on the future of food, Seedstock has organized the 'Future of Food – Community Development Field Trip’ Scheduled for March 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA, the field trip will include lectures from experts in the fields of community gardening, urban farming, and food justice, and visits to the following sites:

1. L.A. Kitchen - Founded by Robert Egger in 2013, L.A. Kitchen is located in a 20,000 sq. ft., two–level processing kitchen, in NE Los Angeles. L.A. Kitchen operates Strong Food, a wholly owned, for-profit subsidiary that hires training program graduates and competes for food service contracts, with an emphasis on opportunities to serve healthy senior meals. By purchasing and reclaiming cosmetically imperfect fruits and vegetables, which would otherwise be discarded, and using them to train and create culinary jobs for unemployed men and women, L.A. Kitchen makes scratch-cooked, healthy meals for the community.


This tour will sell out. Discounted Early Bird Special Tickets are available for a limited time here: http://seedstockfieldtrip.eventbrite.com.
 

2. Edendale Grove Parish Garden is part of the Seeds of Hope program, which is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles that seeks to help congregations, communities, and schools turn unused land into productive gardens and orchards to provide healthy and fresh food in areas of need across the county. Edendale Grove farm is situated on a previously vacant lot next to the Cathedral Center of St. Paul in Echo Park. The lot has been transformed into a parish garden that supplies fresh produce to local families as well as the essential ingredients to create sacramental oil and bread for the church.

This tour will sell out. Discounted Early Bird Special Tickets are available for a limited time here: http://seedstockfieldtrip.eventbrite.com.

3. Lavender Hill Urban Farm - Lavender Hill is a key project of the Los Angeles Community Garden Council, which manages 40 community gardens in Los Angeles County. Comprised of four and half acres of land, Lavender Hill Farm is located alongside the 110 freeway near Chinatown in Los Angeles, directly behind the Solano Canyon Community Garden. It was launched to provide meaningful work for ex-cons, former addicts, and at-risk teenagers.
 

To purchase early bird tickets, please visit: http://seedstockfieldtrip.eventbrite.com


A farm-to-fork lunch will be hosted and prepared by the staff at

Select Confirmed Speakers include:

For sponsorship opportunities, please send inquiries to: sponsor@seedstock.com

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