Los Angeles

Roots of Change: Los Angeles Meeting on February 26

rotlogo.jpgWe’ve just received late notice that the Los Angeles session of Roots of Change’s initial series of meetings will be held this coming Monday.

When: Monday, February 26, 2007 from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Center for Healthy Communities, The California Endowment, 1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles
Cost: Free, but advance registration is requested. Contact Nicole Mason by email or by phone to 415.391.0545.

The goal of Roots of Change (ROC) is to achieve sustainable food and farming systems in California by the year 2030. As stated by ROC:

Bound by a common vision, producers, NGOs, businesses, government agencies, foundations and others will work together to plan and support existing and new projects to reach a sustainable food system in one generation. This system-oriented effort will seek to improve the health of our communities, enact sound agricultural and food policy, create viable jobs, increase market opportunities, and effect positive change in the environment in California.

The meeting will address proposed initiatives to achieve a sustainable food system; how attendees can help shape plans and implementation of projects; ROC’s role and proposed services; how to secure ROC’s requests for grant proposals; and how to apply for a 2007 ROC Planning Fellowship.

Also note: ROC plans to utilize web-based communication and networking tools at the meeting. If you plan to attend, add yourself to “attendr”, a social-networking application, prior to the event. Share a little information about you and your interests and help us learn about the group as a whole. Attendr is incredibly informative, useful and a lot of fun.  You will be sent a link to attendr in the confirmation of your RSVP. We recommend those with laptops bring them to the meeting.

For more information about Roots of Change, visit their web site.

For our readers outside the Los Angeles metropolitan area, please note that other meetings are scheduled:
In Ventura: Tuesday, February 27, 2007, 12:30pm-3:30pm, Pierpont Inn, Anacapa/Marine Room, 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura
In Fresno: Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Ramada University, Room Shaw A, 324 East Shaw Avenue, Fresno
In Modesto: Thursday, March 1, 2007, 1:00pm-4:00pm, The Red Lion Hotel, Vineyard Room, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto (Co-host:  Great Valley Center)
In San Francisco: Friday, March 2, 2007, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Nextcourse, One Fort Mason, San Francisco (Co-host:  San Francisco Food Systems)
In Chico: Monday, March 12, 2007, 1:00pm-4:00pm, California State University, Chico, Bidwell Park Room, Chico (RSVP by March 2nd)
In Davis: Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 1:00pm-4:00pm, UC Davis; Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center, AGR Room, Davis (Co-hosts: UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program and UC Davis Agriculture Sustainability Institute) (RSVP by March 6th)