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Mobile Workshop: Local Farmland Producing Local Food

Monday, April 20, 2015, 8:00amTour three agricultural districts close to Seattle: one surrounded by urban development, one in a river valley, and one on a plateau with views toward Mount Rainier. Meet entrepreneurial farmers who supply local farmers markets and stores with their products. Visit with the owners of Canterbury Farms. Take a detour to the Seattle Tilth operation, where would-be farmers learn how grow and market their produce. And stop at Rockridge Orchards, which supplies several local farmers markets with a variety of products. Transportation: Motorcoach, walking.


Growing a Local Food Commons

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00pmFood Commons is a regional food system model that combines financing, a food trust, and community corporation to connect local farmers, producers and suppliers. Atlanta, one of two national prototypes, focuses on the neighborhood scale and communities in Southwest Atlanta with the greatest need for food access. The effort also links large-scale planning to food.


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Transforming Blight with Food and Partnerships

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 5:30pmOnce a blighted block, San Francisco’s Mercado Plaza now plays host to local artisans, an after-school program, and an outdoor market that celebrates the diversity of the city’s Mission District. Learn how street food, farmers markets, and public events can change a space while serving community needs.


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Funding Corridor Revitalization

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4:00pmUnattractive parking lots and declining retail storefronts line the Hull Street corridor in Richmond, Va. Yet the street also supports a vibrant, diverse community of schools, homes, and businesses. Learn how Richmond secured three different federal grants at the same time to fund the local La Plaza farmers market and other projects that will help revitalize a key 4.7-mile stretch of Hull Street.


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Visit Stagville State Historic Site

Thursday, October 02, 2014, 9:30amVisit Historic Stagville, one of the largest antebellum plantations. Numerous original structures, including the plantation home, enslaved family dwellings, and yeoman farmers’ home, as well as the early landscapes have been preserved. A tour will be given by trained volunteer staff, with additional time to explore the grounds. Transportation will be provided to and from the Durham Convention Center.


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Mobile Workshop: Impact of Seattle’s Local Food Policies

Monday, April 20, 2015, 8:15amSeattle’s approach to food policy focuses on expanding access to healthy food, creating opportunities for urban agriculture, and fostering the connection between farmers and the people they feed. This workshop focuses on Seattle’s efforts to expand in-city food production and how this work has increased access to healthy food. The full-day tour includes visits Marra Farm, Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, Beacon Hill Food Forest, and the rooftop farm of the Bastille restaurant. Transportation: Motorcoach, walking.


Urban Agriculture in Metro Atlanta

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:00amThe Atlanta Local Food Initiative (ALFI) works to create a more sustainable food system through networking, planning and policy development. Hop on board for a day of visits to community gardens, farmers markets, and other local agricultural resources. You’ll get food for thought about how urban agriculture can reclaim underutilized spaces, open up access to fresh food, provide skills and job training, spur economic development, and revitalize communities. Transportation: Motorcoach, walking. Includes lunch.


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Mobile Workshop: Farm-to-Kitchen Sustainable Agricultural Policies

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 10:30amKing and Snohomish counties have implemented innovative regulatory and nonregulatory practices to protect and incentivize farming. Learn firsthand from policy experts and local farmers about the impacts of government policies and programs that support economic development, farmland preservation, and environmental restoration. This tour is part of the work plan of the Sustainable Agriculture & Healthy Food Systems Working Group, part of the APA Washington Chapter’s Ten Big Ideas Initiative designed to bring about far-reaching and fundamental change on a variety of issues. Transportation: Motorcoach, walking. Includes lunch.


Regulating Temporary Summer Uses

2008 Adobe PDF
This PAS Essential Info Packet contains sample regulations, guidebooks, and permit applications for many types of summer temporary uses, from flea markets to sidewalk vendors, to help planners ensure that summer festivities don't turn into neighborhood nuisances.


A Field Day for Planning Agritourism

2015 Streaming Media
What zoning and building-code standards are needed to ensure agritourism activities are appropriate and safe?


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Rural by Design

1994 Paperback
A toolbox of creative rural planning techniques that can preserve rural open space and community character.


Boomer Planners “Retiring”? What’s Next

2015 Streaming Media
Seasoned planning professionals discuss the next step(s) in their careers after leaving leadership positions.


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Smart Growth in a Changing World

2007 Paperback
The U.S. is in the midst of a crisis of energy consumption and environmental degradation, while our global competitors are investing in smart growth. Can the the country implement balanced transportation policies and natural resources preservation before it's too late?


Rural by Design

2015 Paperback
America's suburbs, small cities, and rural areas need new solutions. Find them in an entirely new edition of a planning classic.


Green Community

2009 Hardcover
Based on the National Building Museum's Green Community exhibition, this book is a collection of thought-provoking essays that illuminate the connections among personal health, community health, and our planet's health.


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