Session 1 What's Happening in the Local Food Community

APA California Chapter, Inland Empire Section


Thursday, March 30, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PDT

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Exciting projects are taking place in the Inland Empire region, including the establishment of a beginning-farmer training program, the Invest Health Initiative to transform the built environment to facilitate healthy living, the Riverside Food Lab Project, and CR&R's food waste recycling program.


Clarke Pauley

Clarke Pauley is the Vice President of the Organic and Biogas Division at CR&R Environmental Services. Clarke has more than 20 years combined renewable energy, marketing, development, and environmental science experience. Read More

Gurumantra Khalsa

Serving as chair of the Advisory Board, Gurumantra is excited about growing and eating locally sourced food. He remains an evangelist for optimal health and nutrition for Riverside's residents. As a founding member of the Friends of Riverside's Hills, a non-profit environmental group, Gurumantra and the Friends have ... Read More

Cecilia Arias

Cecilia Arias serves as the Community Benefit Health Manager for Kaiser Permanente, Riverside. Since 2008, she has been responsible for the planning, implementation, evaluating, and reporting Community Benefit activities to improve the health of the communities in Riverside County. Cecilia started her professional health care career 30 years ago as ... Read More

Nathan Freeman

As a Project Manager for the City of Riverside's Community & Economic Development Department, Mr. Freeman's primary responsibilities include managing, developing and implementing major real estate development projects, programs, and leases within the downtown area of the City. Mr. Freeman has been passionately involved in the fields of economic ... Read More

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