An event to celebrate the newly installed 40-foot shipping container housing the City of Los Angeles’ first-ever indoor pod farm. Funded by CD12 and LADWP, the project will provide an environment to grow and harvest vegetables year-round in any climate for the benefit of the community.
LADWP is one of about a dozen utilities nationwide to participate in a two-year study led by Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to advance indoor food production as a solution to reduce energy and water use as well as carbon emissions.
LAPD Devonshire PALS, which provides free enrichment activities to local youth, will maintain the indoor farm and connect with local residents and organizations who can benefit from the harvest.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST (Speaking Program)
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PST (Indoor Farm Viewing)
LAPD Devonshire PALS
8721 Wilbur Avenue
Northridge, CA 91324
*Entrance to the PALS parking lot is off of Wilbur. Please park in the lot and follow signage to the event
-Councilmember John Lee, 12th District
-Maria Sison-Roces, LADWP Manager of Corporate Sustainability Programs
-Mark Duvall, EPRI, Director of Electrification and Customer Solutions
-Edgar Sedano, LAPD Devonshire PALS, Executive Director
-40’ shipping container with specially branded wrap design
-Interior photos of the indoor farm growing kale, photo of a potential full harvest
– LAPD Devonshire PALS volunteers in support of the program will be in attendance
-Indoor farm will be open for viewing
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