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Planning for Agriculture in the Puget Sound Region
The Center for Urban Horticulture, University of Washington
Seattle, WA
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Join local elected officials, planners, and food system advocates at a conference on planning for the future of local farms and food in the Puget Sound region. We'll explore the wide range of planning and policy tools we can use to support and strengthen our region's local farms and food system.  Leaders from throughout the U.S. will present what has worked in their communities and we'll have the opportunity to discuss food and farm initiatives with our local counterparts.

Friday, April 26, 2013
Conference 8:30 am - 5 pm. Drinks and networking 5 - 7 pm.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

- Food and farm planning in the Delaware Valley Region, from a planner's perspective

- Overview of planning tools: What are our tools, and how do they work together?

- Breakout sessions:

      -- Planning and zoning tools to support agriculture

      -- Strategies for economic development

      -- Purchase and transfer of development rights

      -- Environmental regulations and agriculture

- Food and farm planning in Vermont, from an economic development perspective

- Panel discussion: Bridging the urban-rural divide

- Breakout discussion groups:

      -- Building a political coalition around local food and farms

      -- Planning for a local food system

      -- Land transition and beginning farmers

- Food and farm planning in Marin County, California, from an elected official's perspective

- Steve Kinsey, Marin County Commissioner
- Alison Hastings, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
- Ellen Kahler, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
- Julia Freedgood, American Farmland Trust
- Richard Conlin, Seattle City Councilmember
- Charlotte Garrido, Kitsap County Commissioner
- Ron Wesen, Skagit County Commissioner
- Mary Embleton, Cascade Harvest Coalition
- Tim Trohimovich, Futurewise
- Allen Rozema, Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland
- Emma Brewster, Northwest Agriculture Business Center
- Taylor Carroll, Forterra
- Melissa Campbell, PCC Farmland Trust
- Kathy Creahan, King County Department of Natural Resrouces and Parks
- Jay Gordon, Washington State Dairy Federation
- George Boggs, Whatcom Conservation District
- Tristan Klesick, Klesick Family Farm
- Robin Leventhal, Local 360 Cafe
- Linda Neunzig, Snohomish County Economic Development Division
- Bob Rose, Conservation Consultant
- Kara Martin, Urban Food Link
- Chris Curtis, Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance
- Sarah Wilcox, Cascade Harvest Coalition
- Kate Dean, North Olympic Peninsula Resource Conservation & Development Council

American Planning Association Washington Chapter, Forterra, Cascade Harvest Coalition, and the University of Washington Botanic Gardens

APA / AICP Certification Maintenance credits offered.
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The Center for Urban Horticulture, University of Washington (View)
3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98195
United States

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Non-Smoking: Yes!


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