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Art+Agriculture: Creative Re-Imaginings of Food Systems
The Well/Queen Anne United Methodist Church
Seattle, WA
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Art+Agriculture: Creative Re-Imaginings of Food Systems
Join a group of diverse thought leaders to create a new resolution for the health of our planet! Weigh in your thoughts as we explore the question "What is an ideal food system?". The evening begins with our expert panelists followed by an audience discussion in the creative tradition of musician Brian Eno's oblique strategies for lateral thinking.

There will be honey tastings and beverages to help unleash our creative capacities!

Our panel of experts includes:
Peter Conlin: evolutionary biologist, co-founder of the Young Naturalist's Society
Ariana Taylor-Stanley: musician, illustrator, and farmer at City Grown Seattle
Philip Lee: publisher and healthy food advocate
Warren Etheredge: author, playwright, producer

Produced by The Common Acre and The Well.

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Peter Conlin is a graduate student in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington with interests in evolutionary biology and its application to real world problems. He is also a co-founder of the Young Naturalists' Society, a group that organizes monthly field trips and public talks to engage people with the natural history of the Pacific Northwest.

Farmer/ag-tivist Ariana Taylor-Stanley grows vegetables with City Grown Seattle and coordinates policy work for Tilth Producers of Washington and the Northwest Farm Bill Action Group. She is also a Masters of Public Administration candidate at the University of Washington, a member of folk band Wren, an occasional freelance writer and illustrator, and an avid audiobook listener.

Warren Etheredge has conducted over 3,000 interviews. He hosts The High Bar (, his Emmy-nominated television series devoted to "raising the bar," Reel NW ( on KCTS and Sound Proof, slated to premiere nationally in February 2015.  He is the founder of The Warren Report ( and one of the founding faculty of TheFilmSchool ( and The Red Badge Project ( He is also the Editor-at-Large for Media Inc. ( He is a published author, staged playwright, successful producer, veteran festival curator and much sought-after public speaker. As a producer, his credits include FUREVER (d. Amy Finkel); HUMOR ME (d. Chris Towey), EVERY BEAUTIFUL THING (d. Sonya Lea), THE LOST MARINER (d. Tess Martin) and WAYSIDE JUNCTION (d. April Larson).

Publisher and healthy-food advocate Philip Lee runs Readers to Eaters, whose mission is to promote food literacy from the ground up.

"Growing up in Hong Kong, eating fresh was simply part of my culture. Before major holidays, we would buy live chickens and keep them in the back stairways until it was time to slaughter them. Most vivid in my mind is when my grandparents came to visit us and I saw an eel swimming in our bathtub in preparation for their favorite meal."

Philip was the co-founder and publisher of Lee & Low Books, an award-winning publishing company focused on multicultural children's literature. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley, he got his start in publishing at Condé Nast, working at a number of their magazines, including Glamour and GQ. As a host and producer for KBCS radio in Bellevue, WA, he reported on educational issues. But it soon became clear to him that youth obesity, hunger, and lack of access to good foods are major obstacles for children learning in school, which led to his reporting on farm-to-school, food security, and the local food movement. Philip sits on the board of Slow Foods Seattle and is a member of Seattle Parks Urban Food System.



The Well/Queen Anne United Methodist Church (View)
1606 5th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119
United States

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Arts > Literary
Education > Workshops
Other > Charity
Other > Green
Other > Spiritual

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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