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.Food Entrepreneurship at Venture Café Night 39 North

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by Javia Gilliam
January 7, 2020
February 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
975 N Warson Rd
MO 63132

We are in an era of food tech that allows consumers to make more informed choices and producers better decisions. We are witnessing an influx of startups and innovators who are innovating how food is produced, distributed, sold and consumed. With the Food Entrepreneurship evening, we seek to help people understand the top food tech and innovation trends by bringing entrepreneurs, technologists, chefs, farmers, advocates and more together to network, collaborate, share best practices and explore the future of the industry.


Danforth Plant Science Center Science Education Research and Outreach – Green Means Grow program:

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s Science Education Research and Outreach- Green Means Grow: Design and Build Hydroponics Project is an Agtech design and build challenge for K-5th grade students. The project immerses students in the engineering design cycle to construct and test functional hydroponic gardens to grow fresh food. The overarching goal of the project is to increase understanding of students’ agency in the food –to-plate pipeline, particularly in food deserts. This project-based learning curriculum emphasizes real-life problem solving in plant biology, nutrition and crop agronomy. The project is partnering with local indoor fruit and vegetable producer and entrepreneur Tracy Minner proprietor of “The Root Awakening Farm” to engage students in innovation and food entrepreneurship. This program decreases barriers to accessing nutritious foods by creating student agency to produce their own food and take charge of the food production process.

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