Transformative Perspectives in Agriculture: A Personal Narrative
An entrepreneur, U.S. Army veteran, and urban farmer, Nate Looney is the CEO and owner of Westside Urban Gardens, an urban agricultural start-up based in Los Angeles.
Westside Urban Gardens uses controlled environment techniques to cultivate gourmet leafy greens and microgreens, which are Homegrown By Heroes certified and have been sold in local fine dining restaurants and five Los Angeles-area farmers markets.
A reception will follow the presentation.
Sponsored by Students for Cultivating Change at Virginia Tech; College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; College of Natural Resources and Environment; Virginia Tech Student Budget Board; Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems Program Team of Virginia Cooperative Extension; Floral Design Program at Virginia Tech; Cultivating Change Foundation; Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences; Horticulture Club at Virginia Tech; Residential College at West Ambler Johnston; Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education; Hillel at Virginia Tech; CALS Diversity Council.