Events

Community Gathering (SOLD OUT) – February 24

Join us for an informal gathering to learn more about the March GrowRIVERSIDE conference and network with local food entrepreneurs and community advocates.

Growers Forum (Sold Out) – March 4

The Growers Forum is a half day workshop for growers, farmers, property owners, and other interested parties.

GrowRIVERSIDE Conference (Sold Out) – March 21

Join us for the 3rd Annual GrowRIVERSIDE Conference: Cultivating Our Future.

Citrus Circle Dinner (Sold Out) – March 21

The Citrus Circle Farm-to-Fork Dinner will be catered by UCR’s Dining Services, showcasing the campus’ Seeds of Change food initiative to serve delicious food that is healthy, sustainable, and socially responsible.

Riverside Farms Tour (Sold Out) – March 22

One-day tour of the Riverside’s agricultural assets. Tour sites include: The Arlington Heights Greenbelt and Gage Canal, UCR R’garden and Agricultural Operations, Fox Farm, and Unity Farms.

Dinner in the Grove – May 21

Farm-to-Grill, not your typical backyard BBQ. A multiple course BBQ affair among the groves.

3rd Annual GrowRiverside Conference

March 21 & 22 Register Today!

GrowRIVERSIDE is a multi-stakeholder initiative to cultivate food and agricultural activities across the City of Riverside. The City will host the third annual Grow Riverside Conference in March 2016. The conference aims to: equip attendees with tools and knowledge to create a strong marketplace for local food systems, generate opportunities for economic development, advance public policy related to food and agriculture, and provide a venue for stakeholders to network.

GROWRIVERSIDE Keynote Speakers

Secretary Karen Ross
Secretary Karen Ross
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Karen Ross is the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, having been appointed to that post by Governor Jerry Brown on January 12, 2011. She had previously served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, a position she accepted in 2009.
Dr. Glenda Humiston
Dr. Glenda Humiston
Vice President of UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Currently the Vice President of UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Humiston has 25 years of experience working on agriculture, natural resources, sustainability and economic development in rural communities.
A.G. Kawamura
A.G. Kawamura
3rd Generation Urban Farmer and Former Secretary of California Dept. of Food and Agriculture
Arthur Gen “A.G.” Kawamura is the former California Secretary of Agriculture where he served from 2003 to 2010. He is a third generation fruit and vegetable grower and shipper from Orange County.
Michael Shuman
Michael Shuman
Author, Attorney and Expert on Community Economics
Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and a globally recognized expert on community economics. He is one of the architects of the crowdfunding reforms that became the “JOBS Act,” signed into law by President Obama in April 2012.

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