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Talk - From Cows to Concrete: The Rise and Fall of Farming in Los Angeles - Free Event

Date: 02-Aug-2017

 

 

Wednesday, August 2 at 7 pm - Free Event

From Cows to Concrete: The Rise and Fall of Farming in Los Angeles                                                                                                                                                                                              By Rachel Surls and Judith Gerber

Los Angeles County was the center of an agricultural empire.  Today, it is the nation's most populous urban metropolis.  What happened?  Where did the green go?  From the earliest pueblo cornfields to the struggles of farm workers to the rise of the environmental movement, From Cows to Concrete tells the epic tale of how agriculture forged Los Angeles into an urban metropolis, and how, ultimately, the Los Angeles farm empire spurred the very growth that paved it over, as sprawling suburbs swallowed up thousands of acres of prime farmland.

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