Urban Agriculture Topic of Great City Brownbag

Don’t miss Thursday’s brown bag, when Seattle Parks staff and a landscape design professional will be discussing how the city department can support urban agriculture for a more sustainable, local food system. The meetings are at GGLO Space at the Steps, 1301 First Ave., Level A, enter through door located about 1/4 of the way down the Harbor Steps.

Parks staff and a landscape architect will discuss how Parks & Recreation can play a role in supporting and developing urban agriculture in Seattle. This discussion will be followed by the presentation of an interactive tool that is designed to engage audiences to promote the understanding and design of creating a local food system.

Presenters:

  • Becca Fong spends her days connecting people to their environment. She does this through environmental stewardship and food system programs at Seattle Parks and Recreation. These programs include edible gardening, cooking, nutrition, recycling and composting. Her role as the Grounds Supervisor for Camp Long, Discovery and Carkeek parks is another way that she helps to create those connections. She spends her nights and weekends enjoying her family, friends, community and the bounty of the world around her.
  • Roen Hohlfeld recently received his master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington. He is currently finishing up an internship with SvR Design where he focused on urban agriculture development. Roen plans to continue working in urban food production by creating a design-build dedicated to urban agriculture.
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