Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

UC Cooperative Extension | Agricultural Experiment Station

Apps for Ag Hackathon invites tech ideas to improve the food system

Last year's winners Giving Garden at work. Food and agriculture innovators are invited to compete for $10,000 and other prizes at the 2017 Apps for Ag Hackathon July 28-30 at The Urban Hive in Sacramento.

 

Winners receive $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second place and $2,500 for third place 

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A New Vegetable Garden Increased Community Spirit
The Eastside Neighborhood, one of the oldest residential areas of the City of Riverside, is also one of the poorest. More than half of the adults and almost a quarter of the teenagers were considered overweight in 2012 when Kaiser Permanente funded the Heal Zone Initiative to improve the community’s overall wellness through education and increased access to healthy local food. The Community Settlement Association (CSA), founded over 100 years ago to help immigrants from Mexico settle into Riverside, now provides social services and food distributions to the Eastside residents. The Association needed assistance to revitalize the existing garden to help residents have access to fresh produce.

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