100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
The Future of Food Series
The Farmer as Artist
This talk is part of an ongoing series called The Future of Food hosted by Los Angeles TimesFood Editor Russ Parsons. In this session farmer and author David “Mas” Masumoto will discuss organic farming. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to allow attendees to view the Aquarium’s exhibits. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m.
David Mas Masumoto is an organic farmer and the author of seven books including: Four Seasons in Five Senses, Epitaph for a Peach, and Wisdom of the Last Farmer.
A third generation farmer, Masumoto grows peaches, nectarines, grapes and raisins on an organic 80 acre farm south of Fresno, California. Masumoto is currently a columnist for and The Fresno Bee and a regular contributor to the Sacramento Bee. He was a Kellogg Foundation Food and Society Policy Fellow from 2006 to 2008. His writing awards include the Commonwealth Club Silver medal, Julia Child Cookbook award, and James Clavell Literacy Award. He was also a finalist in the James Beard Foundation awards. He is currently a board member of the James Irvine Foundation and serves on the Statewide Leadership Council to the Public Policy Institute of California. In 2013 Masumoto joined the National Council on the Arts after being appointed by President Obama.