Rooftop Garden Debuts at Los Angeles Convention Center

  • Rooftop Garden Debuts at Los Angeles Convention Center

    POSTED March 1, 2018

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) revealed its new 9,500 square foot rooftop garden in January. Managed by AEG Facilities, the project began in April of 2017 and features various citrus trees, herbs, vegetables, and seasonal flowers above the South Hall lobby.

The rooftop garden is an addition to more than 30 environment friendly practices and procedures implemented at the LACC under the management of AEG Facilities. “Sustainability and innovation are core values at AEG Facilities, and at the Los Angeles Convention Center we take this to heart,” says Brad Gessner, Senior Vice President and General Manager at the LACC. “The idea for the rooftop garden has been developing over the past few years and we are thrilled with this addition to our facility.”

The garden will contribute to the green efforts of Downtown Los Angeles as well as provide product for LACC’s in-house caterer Levy Restaurants, who’s 90 percent of produce is locally sourced. In plans to build on this, Levy will utilize oregano, chili peppers, citrus, lettuce and carrots grown in the garden and use them in their recipes.

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