Food Within Reach: Lyle Center and College of Agriculture jointly represent CPP for Pando Days

The Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies and the Huntley College of Agriculture jointly represented Cal Poly Pomona in Pando Days, which challenges 10 Southern California college and university teams to each develop and prototype ways to meet one of Los Angeles County's sustainability goals.

Teams present their projects from June 7-July 21, with a juried finale on July 25. See the rollout schedule and the other school projects here.

The CPP team's entry, Food Within Reach, addressed Sustainability Goal 10: a sustainable and just food system that enhances access to affordable, local, and healthy food. It envisions interconnected foodways every quarter mile across LA County designed and built by residents in public spaces or accessible private land that can bridge capital and cultural gaps between eaters, seeders and feeders.

Prototypes and student projects of the Lyle Center-Huntley College partnership have culminated in a food pantry, aquaponic food-growing, and a culinary garden. These projects form the foundation of a countywide implementation strategy derived from conscious and regenerative use of plant, animal, and human resources.