Jesse DuBois to share perspective on urban agriculture and organic gardening

LOS ANGELES – September 21, 2011 – Farmscape, LLC CEO, Jesse DuBois, will present at the TEDxClaremontColleges on September 23, 2011. DuBois will speak to the importance of urban agriculture in Los Angeles, and how Farmscape is reshaping the way Southern Californians think about food and gardening.

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TEDxClaremontColleges is an invitation-only event gathering 300 of the greatest minds in Claremont and Southern California to share great ideas. This year’s TEDxClaremontColleges speaker lineup features accomplished and inspiring individuals in the fields of art, entertainment, politics, and business.

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Jesse DuBois is an urban agriculturalist. He moved to Los Angeles to become a screenwriter, but instead got caught up in reshaping the food system. He is the co-founder and chief eclectic officer of Farmscape, LLC, and co-founder of the start-up Agrisaurus, a web-based polyculture gardening assistant. Horticulturally, he is a big fan of the nightshade family.

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About Farmscape

Farmscape (, based in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, is an organic gardening social enterprise that empowers individuals to take control of their food supply by providing them with the necessary organic and sustainable tools to create a network of thriving, small-scale urban farms. Farmscape designs, installs, and maintains attractive, raised-bed, gardens in residential and community spaces around Southern California. In the spirit of the Victory Garden of the 1940s, Farmscape expects more from the average lawn and landscaping and is committed to transforming the way people think about gardening. It’s not just a leisure activity; it’s a way of life.

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Rachel Bailin
Media Relations

Farmscape CEO to Speak at TEDx in Los Angeles