Los Angeles

Urban Homesteading in 2011

To start off 2011, the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market quarterly panel will address a topic of great interest to many Slow Food Los Angeles members and friends: urban homesteading.

Urban dwellers are going beyond gardens and edible landscaping to produce even more of what they eat. Hear how urban gardeners and farmers on the edge of urban development have increased their personal sense of food security by taking greater control of their food supply.

When: Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm
Where: The MLK Auditorium of the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica
Cost: Free and open to the public

Moderated by Evan Kleiman, the panel will include Phil McGrath of McGrath Family Farm in Camarillo; representatives of Fairview Gardens Farm; Emily Green, a gardening and horticulture contributor to the Los Angeles Times, and Ray Garcia of FIG Restaurant.

Seating in the auditorium is limited and available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Overflow seating will be available in the library’s 2nd floor multipurpose room. Doors open at 6:45pm, and the event will begin at 7:00pm. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible; for special services for the disabled, please call the Library at 310.458.8606.