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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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Thursday, April 2 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Carrots & Karats: Economic Models for Urban Agriculture

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The benefits of urban agriculture are widely recognized – including enhanced food security and alleviation of food deserts, the support of more sustainable, less fossil-fuel dependent, community-focused food production, the transformation of the built environment through the introduction of the nutrient cycle, and the introduction of new business opportunities within the food network. Now that a number of projects have attempted to make business sense of urban agriculture, there is an opportunity to analyze the economics of urban farming, and to investigate the realities of the business case, including finding funding and financing.

Speakers
avatar for Myer Harrell

Myer Harrell

Senior Associate, Weber Thompson
Named the 2011 AIA Seattle Young Architect, Senior Associate Myer Harrell is a dedicated architect with a passion for sustainable design. His current work as a Project Manager at Weber Thompson is primarily in urban, mid-rise, mixed-use multifamily projects with ambitious environmental goals. Nationally, he has been an active volunteer with the Greenbuild Program Working Group. In recent years he has co-instructed architecture studios at the... Read More →
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Gundula Proksch

Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Department of Architecture
Gundula Proksch is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She teaches advanced graduate studios and seminars with an emphasis on design integration of sustainable systems. Her current research focuses on design with living systems and the integration of urban agricultural practices in the built environment. Her book “Creating Urban Agricultural Systems: An Integrated Approach... Read More →
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Becky Warner

Farmer/Owner, City Grown Seattle
Becky Warner is a farmer and co-owner at City Grown Seattle, an urban market gardening business now entering its fifth season. Becky comes from a software development background, but discovered a passion for growing vegetables and helped start City Grown as a way to experiment with market farming without buying land.  The group uses backyards and other unused spaces within the city to grow vegetables for sale via neighborhood farmstands... Read More →



Thursday April 2, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Juniper Room Sheraton Hotel

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