Monday, September 15, 2014

3rd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Hello Long Beach Locals-

Thank you all for coming out to the farm on Saturday for the Market Place. It was hot and your participation was much appreciated. Thanks to all the chicken nerds who attended my class. October's class will be composting with Malibu Compost. Lots of information for your winter garden will be shared.

I wanted to make sure that you know about the 3rd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference: Reintegrating Ag: Local Food Systems and the Future of Cities ( in which I will be participating. The conference will explore the economic impact as well as the community and environmental benefits that can result from the development of a robust local food system.

Slated for Tuesday and Wednesday, November 11 - 12, 2014 at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, the first day of the conference will offer an Urban Agriculture Field Trip on which attendees will get a sneak peak at Los Angeles’ first multi-faceted food production business incubator for local entrepreneurs along with a tour of a blossoming 1.5-acre high school campus urban farming operation in Pasadena and a visit to a hydroponic shipping container farm in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. The second day of the conference will feature panels and keynotes that will explore, among other topics, the following:

* Reintegrating Agriculture into the City

* The local food production and commercial potential of controlled environment agriculture in cities;

* How city and county policy can encourage investment in and support of local and urban agriculture;

* Business models and technological solutions from irrigation technology to supply chain innovations necessary to augment the growth of local food systems

I would love to see you there for a little Long Beach support! Below are some more details on the conference as well as a link to register along with a promo code that will provide you with a 'friend's discount' of 20% off the ticket price.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Sasha Kanno - Long Beach Local and Farm Lot 59 A.G. Kawamura - Former Secretary of California Dept. of Food and Agriculture Mud Baron - Muir Ranch Nicola Kerslake - New Bean Capital Erik Cutter - Alegría Fresh Rob Trice - Better Food Ventures and The Mixing Bowl Clare Fox - Los Angeles Food Policy Council Daniel Allen - Farmscape Erika Block - Local Orbit Nicola Kerslake - New Bean Capital Nurit Katz - Chief Sustainability Officer at UCLA Rickey Smith - Urban Green Erika Block - Local Orbit Dwight Detter - Whole Foods Market Mark Glassock - Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust Michel Algazi - Freshology and Food Centricity Kimberly Kessler - Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy Erik Oberholtzer - Tender Greens John Mesko - Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota Colin Archipley - Archi’s Acres and VSAT David Rosenstein - EVO Farm

REGISTRATION & TICKETS: A limited number of discount tickets for those of you in my network are available at 20% off the list price. So register quickly to reserve your spot by going to and entering the promotional code SEEDSTOCKFRIEND to receive your discount!

Thank you for supporting agriculture in the LBC!

-sasha kanno


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