Trellis Fund Summit

When: March 25-28, 2019
Where: Washington, D.C.

In 2019, the Horticulture Innovation Lab brought together alumni of the Trellis Fund program — both students and grant awardees — to reflect on successes, challenges and lessons learned from experiences with the program since 2011.

More than 30 participants from 10 countries gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Trellis Fund Summit. Participants began with a day of reflection, planning and networking and then attended the two-day Horticulture Research for Development Conference. The summit concluded with a workshop focused on fundraising and grant writing, concluding with a local farm visit.


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7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, in the Hamilton Room
During the Horticulture Research for Development Conference, an evening breakout session focused on “Building scientific and organizational capacity by engaging local partners and young scientists,” with 5-minute talks and interactive discussions about lessons learned. 

Trellis Fund blog posts

How to cook sweet potato leaves, with thanks from Ethiopia

Posted on November 28, 2018
Did you know the leaves of the sweet potato plant are also a tasty, nutritious food? In Ethiopia, where sweet potatoes can be a staple crop, a UC Davis student recently helped farmers reconsider their sweet potato crop in a new culinary light. Watch this video...