Monday, March 23, 2015

Tacoma Urban Agriculture Panel Discussion - Free Community Event (Tacoma, WA)

Free Community Event
Tacoma Urban Agriculture Panel Discussion
April 9th, 11:30AM-1:30PM (bring a sack lunch)
University of Washington Tacoma, YMCA Building, Rm 304
1241 S Court D St, Tacoma

Join us for a discussion about Urban Agriculture in Tacoma. This event is hosted by the South Sound Chapter of Cascadia’s Green Building Council  as part of the 2015 “Living Building Challenge” lecture series. The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is an international movement focused on creating buildings and communities which can sustain themselves, ourselves, and the environment for generations to come. There are seven overarching themes, called petals, which include Site, Energy, Water, Health, Materials, Equity, Beauty. Each of the petals has a subset of focal points called Imperatives.

On April 9th at 11:30 the South Sound Collaborative will host a panel discussion of Imperative 02: Urban Agriculture. Many of Tacoma’s Urban Ag. practitioners, professionals, and advocates will be joining us to share  how they are already strengthening our communities by growing urban food. There will be time for questions and discussion about how we can move forward together to create the healthy, local, resilient food systems after our  speakers’ brief presentations.

Guest Speakers Include:
Harvest Pierce County    Kristen McIvor and Hal Meng
Hilltop Urban Gardens     Dean Jackson
Gallucci Learning Garden     Scott Heller
Swan Creek Park Food Forest         Kelda Lorax and Renee Meschi
Sustainable Roots     Aliyah Simcoff
Farmer Frog     John Valentine

*The Event is co-sponsored by Cascadia Green Building Council, the NW EcoBuilding Guild, and the UWT Sustainability Committee.

Nick Lorax
NWEBG and Cascadia south sound chapters
phone: (253) 535-7170