The LA Food Policy Council is excited to partner with the Community and Regional Food Systems Project, UC Cooperative Extension-LA County and LA Alliance for a Regional Economy‘s Don’t Waste LA campaign to host a special Network Meeting focused on food waste, composting and the Good Food economy.
The evening meeting will feature special guest Will Allen. Allen is a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” recipient and Fellow and the founder and CEO of Growing Power, Inc., a farm and community food center in Milwaukee, with satellite operations in Madison and Chicago, that strives to grow food, to grow minds, and to grow community.
Following a keynote presentation by Will Allen, a panel discussion with local experts will highlight emerging policy and economic development opportunities such as the City of LA’s new Zero Waste LA exclusive franchise system for food scrap recycling and composting on neighborhood and city-wide scales.
When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: United University Church, on the USC Campus at Hoover and Jefferson, 817 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089
If you have questions about accessibility, please email Anisha at ahingorani [at] goodfoodla [dot] org.
Tentative Meeting Schedule*
5:30 – 6:00 PM Registration
6:00 – 6:10 PM Welcome & Updates
6:10 – 6:45 PM Keynote presentation by Will Allen
6:45 – 7:15 PM Panel discussion
7:15 – 7:45 PM Q&A with Will Allen and Panelists
7:45 – 9:00 PM Networking session
*Please note that because this is a special evening engagement, we will not have Working Group meetings or new member orientation.