Meet the Authors Event

January 15, 2017

From Cows to ConcreteThe Torrance Historical Society presents a Meet the Authors event on Sunday, January 15, at the Torrance Historical Museum.

Farm-friendly authors Rachel Surls and Judith Gerber will dish the dirt on their new book, From Cows to Concrete: The Rise and Fall of Farming in Los Angeles.

They will share the epic tale of how agriculture forged Los Angeles into an urban metropolis, and how, ultimately, the Los Angeles farm empire spurred the very growth that paved it over, as sprawling suburbs swallowed up thousands of acres of prime farmland. And how, on the same land once squandered by corporate greed and “progress,” urban farmers are making inroads to a greener future.

From Cows to Concrete books (9″x9″ hardcover) will be available for purchase ($40) and signing – credit cards, cash and checks accepted. Farming in Torrance and the South Bay by Judith Gerber, will also be available for purchase ($20 – checks or cash) and signing.

This event is FREE and open to the public. No reservations are necessary, but seating is limited to first-come/first-served.

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The Torrance Historical Society & Museum is located at 1345 Post Avenue (at Cravens) in Torrance.