Since 2009, Larta Institute and the St. Louis-based Donald Danforth Center for Plant Sciences in St. Louis have produced the Ag Innovation Showcase. Each September in St. Louis, the “Showcase” as it has become known, curates discussions about trends in the Ag industry, and presents high-impact innovations from around the world. It is widely acclaimed as the “go to event” for Ag innovation globally.
We would like to invite you to the 5th Aquaponics Association Industry Conference.
Our theme this year is “Going Mainstream”, and thus the focus will be on how to help Aquaponics gain a greater presence.
This will be the largest gathering of industry professionals and enthusiasts in the US this year, and will provide a wealth of information and interaction for anyone involved in any aspect of Aquaponics.
We hope to see you November 11 – 13, 2016 in Austin, TX!
More info here.
A resilient food infrastructure that provides equitable access to nutrition through a visible, participatory and educational methods is no less important than a robust transportation infrastructure. Leveraging the current city-building reinvestment to promote local cultivation, processing and distribution of food is an imperative for a healthier, balanced future urban ecosystem.
Consumers are demanding local fresh produce. Who are the innovators in the area and what technologies are gaining traction among LA's urban farming entrepreneurs? How much food is being produced locally? How much could be produced under what scenarios? Are you an urban farm entrepreneur? Come pitch and meetup with other entrepreneurs. An investor? Come hear about innovation in this area of agriculture. A consumer? Come sample local produce.
The Abbot Kinney Festival, now in its 32nd year, takes place along a mile-long stretch of the world-famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard, arguably the “coolest block in America”.
The Boulevard’s eclectic boutiques, artisan eateries and influential art galleries infuse the festival with a local flavor that makes this event unique and not to be missed.
Join us on the last Sunday in September for a day of fun, food and entertainment while you soak in the convivial spirit of the sunny beach-side community of Venice!
Green Festival® is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives.
Green Festival is America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event. We bring together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative brands, national and local businesses, pioneering thinkers, and conscious consumers in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living.
Green Festival offers something for everyone, with the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green from food, fashion and health to energy, construction and design. People can shop and enjoy vegan, vegetarian, organic foods, hands-on demos, educational activities and inspirational speakers.
A day to celebrate LA-based artists and organizations who care about the environment.
We invite the community to envision a more sustainable Los Angeles.
From climate change-informed art to social impact virtual reality demonstrations to audience-led art installations, this event will leave you energized and asking, "what's next?"
Through inspiring art talks and hands-on breakout sessions, we will celebrate life with new friends and collaborate on environment-related projects.
The event space, located at the top of a serene hill in central Los Angeles,
is the perfect location to look at environmental issues with a different and wider perspective. We hope you join us for a day of art and impact!
For the past eight years, PTTOW! has scoured the planet for the innovators, the dreamers -- and the rule breakers -- who are bold enough to believe that with enough effort and will, they too, can “put a dent in the universe.”
As a WORLDZ Traveler, you will be at the forefront - one of the privileged few helping us build the world of tomorrow. We invite you to apply for this landmark experience taking place at theWORLDZAcademy in Los Angeles.
Together, we can create our own future.
The Ecological Farming Association presents the annual EcoFarm Conference each January. As the oldest and largest ecological agricultural gathering in the West, the EcoFarm Conference offers more than 70 workshops featuring an array of educational and technical sessions for farmers, ranchers, distributors, retailers, activists, consumers, students, and educators, along with an exhibitor marketplace, live entertainment, discussion groups, mixers, delicious meals and libations.
The 36th annual EcoFarm Conference will be held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California, January 20- 23, 2016. To learn more and to register, visit www.eco-farm.org/conference.
Meet the Buyer: An L.A. Produce Market Tour for Los Angeles Growers and Food Advocates
Do you want to find new channels for selling your produce and make connections with produce buyers? Join us on a one day tour of produce distributors in the L.A. area where you will meet with senior buyers and leaders at these distribution companies committed to building their local base of suppliers:
Santa Monica Farmers' Market - our early start will allow for a special behind-the-scenes market tour to learn about the vibrant business-to-business transactions occuring there every week.
Space Exploration Technologies - meet the culinary team feeding the folks at the frontier of space exploration seasonally-inspired menus, much of it sourced from farms nearby.
Whole Foods Market Distribution Center - talk with buyers committed to small, local and organic producers at the new state-of-the-art distribution facility and enjoy a yummy lunch.
Heath & Lejeune - learn the art of distributing orgranic produce from a seasoned buyer / seller.
These high-level buyers are positioned to appreciate your farm and products—whether organic, local, family-owned, sustainably grown, or high quality specialty crops. You’ll gain an understanding of what it takes to work with them, have a chance to network with other farmers, and learn tips on how to tell a compelling story about your farm and its products that will expand your sales opportunities. This tour will be valuable for ANY farmer who wants to learn more about different distribution channels for their products, as well as for healthy food advocates and policy makers who want to have a better understanding of what small farms need to do in order to connect with willing buyers.
Space is limited; advance registration is required. Please reserve your space by December 4th, 2015. Lunch and snacks will be provided. There is no charge for this tour thanks to our generous sponsors.
Through keynotes and panels, expert speakers will address the following topic areas:
* The current state of the local food marketplace from the diverse vantage points of the grower, distributor, retailer and institutional buyer;
* The impact of technology on supply chain models that have the potential to transform the food system into one that is more local;
* How hydroponic and indoor growers utilize sustainability, embrace innovative business models and push the limits of agricultural technology to expand the local food marketplace;
* Urban farming and its role in expanding local food access, benefiting community and growing local economies; And more!
This meet-up features different speakers each month who will speak on a variety of topics which will empower attendees to grow NON-GMO foods and talk about the best ways to achieve health and vitality. California is experiencing the worst drought in its history. Our best source of water is…..CONSERVATION! Learn how this is done in the landscape. This yard has been featured on many garden tours and magazines as being the leader in water conservation for the Los Angeles area.
We are pleased to be teaching aquaponics with UCLA Extension this month!
In this three-day intensive Aquaponics class, you not only learn why Aquaponics is the future of local food production but also how to do it yourself. Aquaponics is a soilless food production system that uses fish to provide fertilizer for the plants, while the plants filter the water for the fish. In this closed-loop, symbiotic relationship with edible fish and plants, more food can be grown per square foot than any other method, which makes it well suited for urban farming. Best of all, it uses 95% less water than conventional agriculture and can exceed organic certification standards. With an emphasis on developing an applied knowledge base, we cover the fundamentals of aquaponics. By the end of the course, you will discover a sense of confidence to begin your own system at home.
Enrollment limited; enrollment prior to the first class required.
UCLA: Straus LATC Clubhouse
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9am-4pm,
September 11 - 13
3 meetings total
Riverside, CA — January 14, 2015 — Seedstock, in partnership with the City of Riverside, today announced it once again will present the “Grow Riverside” conference slated for June 11-13, 2015.
This year’s conference at the Riverside Convention Center sets its focus on “The Future of Local Food” with the goal of sharing vital lessons and information with many municipalities.