A Collaborative Road to Growing Food When Water, Energy Scarce

A.G. Kawamura
A.G. Kawamura, owner/partner of Orange County Produce LLC and former secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, explains to the CalChamber Board of Directors on September 9 how “collaborative innovation” led quickly to using previously idle land on the former El Toro Marine Base to grow crops used by a local food bank. Waking up our imaginations, he says, leads to rethinking approaches to water, energy and food scarcity. The resulting investment in infrastructure, new technology and ability to grow food in different places, he says, can be a step toward making California the first large region on the planet to reach sustainable development goals.