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Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference Enhances Offering; Adds Keynote and Rooftop Garden Tour

October 8, 2014 |

10460362_727611740607629_8779402262242269463_nCommitted to bringing the best in urban agriculture experience, information and resources to the Southland, organizers of Seedstock’s 3rd Annual Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference have continued to enrich the Nov. 11-12 symposium’s offerings, making “Reintegrating Ag: Local Food Systems and the Future of Cities” an event not to be missed.

On Day One, lucky urban farm field trip participants have been granted the addition of a special tour of the 200-square-foot rooftop garden atop Los Angeles’ famed Jonathan Club. The historic social organization partnered with Farmscape, the largest urban farming venture in California, to design, install, and maintain a system of raised bed planters for intensive food production. There, in Farmscape’s first rooftop installation in Los Angeles, fresh greens are grown for the Club’s onsite restaurant.

Additionally, Day Two conference attendees now have the opportunity to savor the keynote insights of Robert Egger, president and founder of L.A. Kitchen. Egger pioneered the model of L.A. Kitchen during his 24-year tenure as the president of the DC Central Kitchen, the country’s first “community kitchen”, where food donated by hospitality businesses and farms is used to fuel a nationally recognized culinary job training program. DC Central Kitchen operates its own revenue generating business, Fresh Start Catering, as well as the Campus Kitchens Project, which coordinates programs in 33 university and high school cafeterias nationwide. In addition, Egger is the founder and president of CForward, an advocacy organization that rallies nonprofit employees to educate candidates about the economic role that nonprofits play in every community. He has received numerous awards for his leadership in the nonprofit sector, and his book, Begging for Change: The Dollars and Sense of Making Nonprofits Responsive, Efficient and Rewarding For All, received the 2005 McAdam Book Award for “Best Nonprofit Management Book” by the Alliance for Nonprofit Management.

The field trip has sold out. The deadline to purchase conference tickets at the discounted “Seed Saver” rate ends Tuesday, October 14. For additional information pertaining to the event, ticket prices, program speakers, and registration, please visit:

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