Cultivate & Nourish: 2021 CCOF Annual Meeting and Conference


Cultivate & Nourish: A Conversation About Organic & Community

Eventbrite - CCOF Annual Meeting & Conference 2019

CCOF invites you to share a meal and conversation with us at Cultivate & Nourish on February 18—virtually! Don’t miss this discussion about how the organic family can work together to rebuild our food system for an equitable and healthy future. Join farmer and poet David Robles in the kitchen and listen to his story while he creates an organic meal to nourish the body and soul. Get the recipe for David's Enchiladas Placeras to prepare in advance, giving us all the opportunity to connect over a meal.

Robles is a passionate young leader in organic farming whose inspiration and drive will inspire you. A former Future Organic Farmers scholar, Robles will share his dedication to nourishing our communities through growing, cooking, and eating food together. His vision of the future centers on a family of farmers and food system workers to cultivate a new food system that is economically sound, ecologically responsible, and socially just. Now is a critical time to listen to the next generation of food leaders. 

Before we join Robles in the kitchen, guests will hear CCOF updates from CEO Kelly Damewood and CCOF Board of Directors Chair Phil LaRocca and CCOF members will get the chance to have their questions answered.

Pull up a chair to the table and join us on February 18! 

Event Agenda

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. — CCOF Annual Meeting  
  • CEO Kelly Damewood
  • Board of Directors Chair Phil LaRocca
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. — Keynote Address and Cooking Demonstration


About David Robles

David RoblesDavid Antonio Robles (he/him) is a Mexican-American farmer, cook, activist, and artist who finds himself at the intersection of culture and community through food systems work. Robles focuses most of his work on youth empowerment as the farm and culinary manager for Food What?!, a Santa Cruz-based nonprofit that utilizes farming, cooking, and personal development as tools to help youth understand their relationships to the food system and develop the agency to cultivate healthy lifestyles.

Robles’ understanding of our current food system is framed by his experience at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history and a certificate in ecological horticulture. His roots in agriculture run deep, and he draws much of his inspiration from his grandparents who worked for over a decade as migrant farmworkers from Michoacán, Mexico.