Local Food Networks

In the last fifty years, the meteoric rise of agribusiness giants like Monsanto and Cargill has wreaked havoc upon our global food supply, bankrupting small farmers while endangering the web of life with pollutants and genetically modified foods. 

But a growing movement is striking back and taking action to maintain our food security in the 21st Century. 

These “greenhorns” are creating Community Supported Agriculture, tending urban gardens, building aquaponic systems, learning permaculture principles, starting Transition Towns and eco-villages, urban homesteading, saving seed varieties, and practicing slow food ethics to ensure agricultural sustainability. 

This month, Shift Long Beach invites you to join our community discussion of our evolving consciousness around the topic of food, and the local food networks that are cropping up here in Long Beach. Shift LB will also be launching a guide to local food networks for participants to take home and share.

The event will take place at The Chestnut Lot (729 Chestnut Ave) on Thursday July 18th, from 6-8pm.

Limited neighborhood parking is available, and alternative transportation is encouraged.

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Food networks participating in the discussion include:

Foodscape Long Beach (Ryan Serrano)
Long Beach Grows (Donna Marykwas)
Beach Greens (Aliye Aydin)
Farm Lot 59 (Sasha Kanno)
Rainbow Juices (Chrissy Cox)
Green Long Beach (David Hedden)
So Cal Harvest (Cindy Goss)
City of Long Beach Sustainability Commission (Elliot Gonzales)

Media contact: Tony Damico (562) 346-4617

This event is also made possible through the support of The Catalyst Network of Communities, our fiscal sponsor, and The Long Beach Time Exchange.