Food Learning Series at Compound LB

Long Beach Fresh is pleased to announce an in-person, free outdoor event series at Compound Long Beach called Food For Thought! The family-friendly series brings local experts in food sustainability, gardening, healthy cooking, and local food cultures to the table. Attendees will be encouraged to get hands-on, view demonstrations, and participate in dynamic conversations.

The event series kicked off on Friday, July 23rd with the theme “Scrap to Soil” and recurs every fourth Friday at 4pm at 1395 Coronado Ave. Our second workshop was taught by Farm Lot 59 and focused on seeds.

The third and fourth events, detailed below, focus on youth nutrition and food cultures!

LB Community Compost volunteers pose for a photo at the Willow Springs site


Mindful Meals for Youth

Friday, Sept 24th 4-5:30pm

Local parents, youth, nutrition experts, farmers and chefs come together to discuss the ways that youth are becoming more mindful of food and nutrition during this free event.

Artist Amy Tanaka will host a hands-on activity for all ages, and share a new art challenge. Chef Janice of Corner Stoop will demo a creative meal. Chef Ronnie of Northtown Bistro and Chef Kyle of Marketlovr will speak from experience about creating vibrant meals. Tony Damico will share about school food improvement campaigns, and ways to make your voice heard. More surprise guests to be added!

Local youth enjoy a salad workshop with local Chef Kyle Johnson at a Long Beach Fresh event

Our Foodways

Friday, October 22nd 4pm

Explore exciting ways that Long Beach communities are taking control of their health and their food, while connecting with our cultural histories. We aim to create space for each individual to reflect on their own food journey, honoring our cultural roots, while learning about others’ through taste and dialogue.

A local youth enjoys Afro-Caribbean
food at LB Fresh’s Food Summit
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