We have some great speakers who will talk about current Urban Agriculture projects in LA, implementation in multi-family housing projects /environmental justice / job training/ how gardens small and large can nurture community.
Crystal Gonzalez - Roots for Peace Program Director
American Friends Service Committee https://www.afsc.org/office/los-angeles-ca
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is an international peace and justice organization. In Los Angeles, AFSCâs Roots for Peace program supports health and wellness in low income communities through urban agriculture, community building, and policy advocacy. The Roots for Peace program works closely with partners and neighborhood residents to develop urban agriculture sites and build Food Growers Network that increase access to good foods.
David Hedden - Agricultural Designer, Ourfoods http://www.ourfoods.org/
Ourfoods is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to urban agriculture education, training, and jobs. Ourfoods develops and maintains projects, with an alliance of community partners, that are site specific and range in scale, from smaller learning gardens to larger production workforce development sites. A variety of approaches are used ranging from water-efficient fertigated drip lines to automated vertical hydroponics and aquaponics.
Andrew Blume - BlueHouse
https://www.bluehouse.ag/BlueHouse, is a Los Angeles based design-build greenhouse firm. We build horticultural structures that compete with global agricultural standards at a reduced cost. Our specialty is building greenhouses in difficult to permit zones such as schools, rooftops, and dense urban areas. Our structures were designed with DSA standards in mind.
Location: Green Dinosaur 8695 Washington Blvd, Suite 205, Culver City CA
- Enter on east side of Beacon Laundry Building
- 2 blocks east of Expo Line Culver City Station* Coffee and Bagels will be provided