Seeds of our Future
A diverse urban agriculture movement has taken root in the greater Long Beach area. City policies have been modernized for use of private and public spaces, and communities have organized to create healthy food systems using many innovative models. From converting an old fire station into a teaching garden to residents growing prize-winning produce in their front yards, learn about the ways land use is changing in Long Beach and how we can further empower communities to grow their own food.
In an event hosted by Demitrius Ziegler of Long Beach Farms LLC, attendees will enjoy farm-fresh tacos from special guest chefs at Long Beach's largest non-profit urban farm, learning about how urban agriculture connects to land use, animal husbandry, education, and entrepreneurship.
Farm Taco bar with contributions from:
Feel Good Salsa,
Long Beach Organic,
Harvest Partners LB,
Exhibitors and Speakers include:
Growing Experience's Young Creatives Micro-Enterprise program
David Hedden of Ourfoods on cutting edge systems design
Joe Corso on how Long Beach Organic has transformed many vacant lots to community gardens
The emerging successes of Adventures to Dreams youth enrichment with Ms. Sheila G
Kathleen Blackistone of Moonwater Farm on animal husbandry and their youth education programs
Jackie Fuller of @Growing__ on racial equity in the food system
Dave Scott from S&P Honey on rescuing bees and making honey as a cottage food business
Jeff Rowe of NLB Victory Garden on crop swaps and education.
All Foodways Summit events are made possible by the generous supporr of Primal Alchemy Catering, Long Beach's Chef-owned catering company specializing in cooking with organic, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.
Growing Experience Urban Farm (View)
750 Via Carmelitos
Long Beach, CA 90805
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|