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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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Wednesday, April 1 • 8:45am - 2:45pm
Tour: 21 Acres + The Herbfarm

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21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living (www.21acres.org), one of the only LEED Platinum buildings coupled with a Certified Organic farm, hosts this tour to share the richness of the valley in both land and people, and give you a sense of successful partnerships as well as challenges facing both local food producers and consumers striving to transition to a community-based food economy.

The fertile Sammamish Valley near Woodinville is home to 21 Acres and numerous organic farms, plus over 90 wineries and tasting rooms. On the drive from Seattle and along the way, hear from local growers who bring chemical-free, seasonal foods to market and to the table economically, independent of global and industrial-scale production. First stop is the highly-acclaimed Herbfarm (www.theherbfarm.com) for a look at their gardens and restaurant, and a quick bite before heading up the valley to 21 Acres where you'll see what it takes to operate this deep-green facility and its permaculture-based Back 18 Farm.

In the building, explore advantages and challenges of integrating food plants into the built environment, including micro-gardens, self-watering planters, rooftop gardens, raised planters and other low-maintenance, water-wise installations. On the farmland, tour the fields and hear about their practices, educational opportunities and volunteers. For lunch, share a community table and be inspired by the 21 Acres kitchen team as they demonstrate how to prepare seasonal foods from farm to table. Local cheeses from the 21 Acres Farmers Market will be paired with a flight of Certified Salmon-Safe wine. At the end of the 21 Acres tour, you will have experienced a taste of what this community-focused non-profit has accomplished, how it creates a centering place for people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in and learn from each other, and where it is going to support vibrant sustainable living practices.

Lunch will be provided on this tour. Note any dietary needs during registration. Please wear closed-toe shoes for walking about the farms.

PLEASE NOTE, THIS TOUR IS MEETING AT THE SHERATON HOTEL AND DEPARTING AS A GROUP. PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE DEPARTURE OF THIS TOUR FOR CHECK-IN.

Questions about the tour? Contact us at LF15@living-future.org.


Wednesday April 1, 2015 8:45am - 2:45pm
Tour Check-In Desk Sheraton Hotel

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