Kathy Johnson

Kathy Johnson

Kathy Johnson

Kellogg Garden Products | "Panel Discussion with Rob Herring from The Need to Grow"

Carson, CA | kathyjohnson@kellogggarden.com

Kathy Kellogg Johnson is Chairman of the Board and Corporate Secretary for Kellogg Garden Products – an all-organic garden products company founded in 1925. Kathy speaks passionately about recognizing soil as the fundamental building block of regenerative agriculture and its essential role in the fight for a healthy planet.

Kathy has been referred to as the “First Lady of Compost” by Frank Franciosi, President of the U.S. Composting Council. Since graduating from USC, Kathy has been a leader in the compost industry, bringing together disparate parties and forming the Association of Compost Producers.

She serves on the board of the Environmental Media Association and the South Coast Botanical Gardens; and supports the Captain Planet Foundation. Kathy is a longtime supporter of Plant with Purpose, educating the world’s poorest farmers in sustainable farming practices.

Kathy’s greatest joy is spending time with her husband, their three children, and her rescue pup Luna.

Session Name: Evening Discussion

Session Time: Tues, January 26, 7:00-8:00 PM EST

Session Description: Join Movie Writer and Director Rob Herring in a lively discussion with Kathy Kellogg Johnson and Rod Tyler on the creation and consequences of The Need to Grow. Free limited time viewing passes available to all conference registrants!

Presentation Title: Panel Discussion with Rob Herring from The Need to Grow

Presentation Description: The Need to Grow is one of the most influential documentaries that focuses on solutions to growing local, healthy, nutrient dense food with less inputs than traditional agriculture and less waste, on property like parking lots and pavement. Showcasing these growing systems has created a high level of interest worldwide. Composters should be interested to consider selling their products to local companies who can use these types of systems. Three panelists include Rob Herring, Rod Tyler and Kathy Kellogg Johnson.