REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees may register for this workshop; additional fees apply.TIMING:
Wed, May 17, 2017 (8:00a - 12:00p)
(OFFSITE) Antioch University - 2400 3rd Avenue, Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98121Additional Details: The group will meet at Antioch University, and can expect to return to the Westin via shuttle by 12:00 PM. Light snacks will be provided. Bring your walking shoes, rain jacket and sense of adventure!Tour four edible landscapes
in Seattle’s diverse neighborhoods to understand the importance of agriculture within urban limits. See the intersection between food, beauty and accessibility when feeding the local community. Hear from on-site project experts as they share their successful and innovative food production models.
We hope you’ll join us for a morning of exploration to understand the role urban agriculture projects plays in supporting a larger food system conversation and how you can play a part in creating a stronger food system within your own community.South Walker Street Urban Garden:
South Walker Street Urban Garden, located at the intersection of Rainier Valley and the Central Area, was established more than five years ago. Owner and science teacher Ray Williams envisioned the creation of a “learning garden” for community youths and adults. When Antioch professor Ron Harris-White, Ray’s friend and colleague came on board, good things began to happen. The tour is intended to inform, inspire and transform the traveler and will focus on social justice, urban ecology, food justice, cultural and community sustainability and urban environmental stewardship.Danny Woo Community Garden:
Danny Woo is a 1.5 acre edible community garden that is managed by InterIm CDA is located in the heart of Seattle’s Chinatown/International District (CID) and has been a source of food security and cultural preservation for low income, elderly Asian-immigrants living in the area for over 40 years. More recently, the Danny Woo Community Garden became home to a chicken coop and a children’s growing space to engage the wider community and build an intergenerational connection between youth and seniors in the neighborhood.Tilth-Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetland:
Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands is Seattle’s largest urban farm and is certified organic. Community members learn to grow food organically and restore the natural wetlands habitat of the farm, while supplying fresh and healthy food to the community and collaborating organizations.
Beacon Hill Food Forest:
The Beacon Hill Food Forest is an edible urban forest garden that inspires the community to gather, grow food and rehabilitate the local ecosystem. The Food Forest offers an open and ethical harvest to anyone who visits. The project has gained national and global attention due to the team’s vision to share freshly-grown food on public land.