Greater Los Angeles Region

Greater LA






Greater Los Angeles Region:

Los Angeles, San Bernardino, & Riverside County

Regional Lead:

Sharon Cech, Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI),
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Sharon Cech leads the Regional Food Systems and CA Farm to School programs at the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College (UEPI). Her work revolves around developing strategies to build a more equitable and sustainable food system in the region that both supports small-scale producers and improves access to quality affordable foods in underserved communities. UEPI works to create a more just, livable, and green society through project work in food, transportation, and the built environment, and has been a leader in the Farm to School movement for nearly 20 years, incubating the National Farm to School Network, launching the National Farm to Preschool Program Initiative and website, and supporting the CA Farm to School Task Force through the transition to the California Farm to School Network. Currently, UEPI’s Farm to School team is focused on initiatives to support and network Los Angeles area Farm to School practitioners and Farm to Preschool stakeholders statewide.

Farm to School Resources

California Farm to Preschool,

More resources coming soon!

How to Get Involved

Contact Sharon Cech,, for more information on how to get involved in the Greater LA Region!

Local Food Initiatives in the Region

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Food Policy Council,

More resources coming soon!