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Summit Spotlight // Jonathan Webb, Founder, AppHarvest - It was November of 2016, and @webbjonathan was still harbored in Miami aboard Summit at Sea 2016 when it hit him: he had to move back home to Eastern Kentucky. The region had been hit hard by the coal industry’s decline, but where many saw decline and despair, Jonathan saw untapped potential for Central Appalachia to become the greenhouse capital of the United States. - The key was transforming 1.2 million acres of reclaimed coal mine lands. To that end, Jonathan launched @appharvest, an agricultural startup that will build high-tech mountain-top greenhouses to grow fresh vegetables year round, supplying sustainable produce across the U.S. and—just as important—bring jobs back to the region. - Taking its cues from the Netherlands’ cutting-edge farming practices, AppHarvest’s greenhouses will use 80 percent less water, no pesticides or GMOs, and significantly less diesel fuel—the first location, in Pikesville, Ky., is within a day’s drive of nearly 70 percent of the U.S. population. - Being from the area, Jonathan is acutely aware of the ways Appalachia has been misunderstood. It’s a region ripe for diversification and investment, with an abiding spirit of perseverance, hard work, and tenacity in the people who are shaping the future in the heart of coal country.
At LA18, we asked @RayDalio, the founder of Bridgewater, the largest hedge fund in the world — "What is the key to effective goal setting?" "Pain plus reflection" he says, "it's about developing principles after each time you fail, and then refining those principles to set more audacious goals." • Here’s to 2019 and the resolutions we plan to conquer | Click the “Watch Summit Sessions” link in our IG bio for full session video.
Summit Spotlight // Meymuna Hussein- Catan, Founder, Tiyya. - When refugees are resettled in a new country, it's the end of one long story-shaped by national governments, non-profit organizations, and NGOs-and the beginning of another. - Where to get the basic necessities for a decent life? How to obtain job and skills training to become self-sufficient in your new home? Tiyya fills this void for thousands of refugees, immigrants, and displaced Americans in Orange County. - Founded in 2010 by Ethiopian refugees Meymuna Hussein- Cattan and her mother, Owliya Dima, Tiyya provides community support and education with programs that help individuals and families establish social networks, obtain workforce training and personal development opportunities, or just settle in to a safe, healthy environment. - Their impact continues to grow: Tiyya assisted nearly as many people in the first quarter of 2018 as they did in all of 2017 an expansion powered by word of mouth - and the organization will soon launch a catering company to incubate opportunities for the families it serves. - Tiyya relies on a network of donors and volunteers, and its continued success is a testament to the power of community and of what stories we choose to tell. Instead of just tales of displacement and loss, why not also include the stories of resettlement and creating new lives?
@LifeandThyme explores the culinary innovation of #SummitLA | Swipe up in today's story for full article This year's incredible hospitality program and food-focused content brought to you by @harutaka_kishi@email@example.com and many more of DTLA’s finest. 📷 @aliciachofoto