Slated for Friday, March 17, 2017, the 'Future of Food – Community Development Field Trip' will visit a series of innovative food and farming ventures that have emerged to increase food access, reduce food waste, create jobs, advocate for food equity, and improve health and nutrition across Southern California. The field trip hosted by Seedstock, a social venture that seeks to foster the development of sustainable local food systems, will include lectures from experts in the fields of community gardening, urban farming, and food justice.
The tour is the second in a series of Seedstock 'Future of Food' field trips that was recently launched to facilitate the exploration of food system innovations that are generating economic and community capital.
Spots on the field trip are limited, and it will sell out. So grab your tickets before it's too late!
Scheduled Field Trips Stops include:
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. L.A. Kitchen believes that neither food nor people should ever go to waste. 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, we make scratch-cooked, healthy meals for the community.
Lavender Hill Urban Farm is a key project of the Los Angeles Community Garden Council (LACGC), 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.
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 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.
Confirmed Speakers include:
Tim Alderson - Executive Director of Seeds of Hope
Julie Beals - Executive Director of the Los Angeles Community Garden Council
Robert Egger - Founder and CEO of L.A. Kitchen
A farm-to-fork lunch will be hosted and prepared by:
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