What: GAIN: Fertile Ground – LA urban farming
When: October 20, 6-9 pm
Where: 5000 Hampton St. Vernon, CA 90058
Tickets are $10 (food and beverages included)
Innovations and ideas on stage give shape to LA’s landscape
This Thursday, October 20th, Larta Institute’s latest installment of our ag forum, GAIN, presents three innovators in indoor ag and an “open mic” session featuring local experts bringing us up to date on LA’s urban farming scene with forecasts of opportunities for the region.
It’s the event of the year for local stakeholders in ag innovation: how to cultivate fresh, locally grown produce, develop and maintain environmentally friendly farms, and encourage job creation for our local economy.
Entrepreneurs and DIY-ers discuss their experience with and the opportunity for indoor farm “boxes” with precision climate control systems. We will discuss sustainable indoor and outdoor urban farms, social justice and food security for underserved communities, and how to engage under-utilized urban sites to produce high-quality local food.
Eric Ellestad, Local Roots
Nicola Kerslake, Indoor AgCon
Kelley Nicholson, Autogrow
Tim Alderson, Solutions for Urban Ag
Andrew Blume, Association for Vertical Farming
Eileen Cullen, Cal State Poly Pomona College of Agriculture
Clare Fox, Los Angeles Food Policy Council
Rishi Kumar, The Growing Club
Chris Rico, LAEDC
David Rosenstein, OurFoods
Larta Institute’s Global Ag Innovation Network (GAIN) is a national leadership forum series bringing together agriculture industry professionals to help spur new investments in cutting-edge agricultural technology. Quarterly GAIN forums draw a diverse cross-section of the ag industry, including professionals at the C-suite and senior management levels, innovators, investors, researchers, industry, academia, and government agency representatives, foundations, professional services providers and other stakeholders.