Inland Empire residents with an interest in sustainable food systems and locally grown food have the opportunity to learn about local agriculture initiatives at the GrowRIVERSIDE conference.
This year the conference will focus on:
- The knowledge and tools required to create local food systems.
- Economic development and community engagement.
- Public policy related to food and agriculture.
- Research projects conducted by undergraduate and graduate students.
Scheduled to speak at the conference are:
- Karen Ross, Secretary, California Department of Food & Agriculture
- Dr. Glenda Humiston, Vice President, UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
- A.G. Kawamura, Former Secretary of Agriculture and Third-generation Urban Farmer
- Michael Shuman, Author/Attorney/Expert, Community Economics
In addition to the formal conference, several community events are planned. This week a community gathering for food entrepreneurs and community advocates will be held at Health’s Kitchen in Riverside. The schedule of community events includes:
Community Gathering at Health’s Kitchen
Network with food entrepreneurs, community advocates
January 27, 2016
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Learn more about the history of GrowRIVERSIDE and the history of Riverside’s urban agriculture movement at Seedstock. Seedstock is a social venture fostering the development of local food systems and helped to plan the first two GrowRIVERSIDE conferences.
Plants, Life, Riverside is an interpretive project about plants in an urban environment. Where are the plants in Riverside? Let’s find out.