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The time for “Do less harm” has passed. It’s time for the beginning of being; the beginning of a Living Future. Join us next April for Living Future 2015. We’ll explore a genuine sense of place and community as the bellwether of truly restorative design.

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Friday, April 3 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Urban Agriculture: Fertile Resources for the Pacific Northwest’s Growing Soil and Water Based Urban Farms

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In order to create a lasting shift toward a balanced and sustainable food system, urban farms must function on a larger scale within communities. This includes embracing a system of farms of various scales and types connected by efficient local distribution systems. To help avoid a crash of the world’s food supply, new methods and systems for growing food economically in, or near, urban centers must become common practice. Both soil-based and water-based farming operations will be used in “closed-loop” water and nutrient recycling systems that include new and innovative farming technologies such as aquaculture and algae microfarm production systems.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Buehrer

Mark Buehrer

Director, 2020 ENGINEERING
Mark Buehrer is a professional civil engineer, author, inventor, and the founder and director of 2020 ENGINEERING. Since 1995, 2020 ENGINEERING has been at the forefront of the research and development of sustainable methods, systems, and infrastructures that reduce capital and operating costs, recycle and reduce material consumption and waste, restore and protect ecological systems, and create and maintain healthy communities. Mark’s... Read More →
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Jason Henry

Landscape Architect, Berger Partnership
Jason Henry is a landscape architect and principal with Berger Partnership who has a passion for the west coast’s wild and urban environments. While seemingly opposite ends of the spectrum, he is most inspired by projects that combine both. Integrating natural systems influences his design and planning work for public and private clients. Jason views his work as an opportunity to educate people about the environments and communities in... Read More →
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Rachael Meyer

Project Manager, Berger Partnership
Rachael Meyer is a landscape architect and a valuable resource on sustainable technologies, with extensive experience in process and innovation. She served as project manager for the Bullitt Center and McGilvra Place Park landscape designs, and is currently working on projects incorporating urban agriculture. She became one of the first Accredited Green Roof Professionals nationwide in 2009. Rachael helped launch Berger Partnership’s... Read More →



Friday April 3, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Juniper Room Sheraton Hotel

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