Living Future unConference 2019 has ended

Please note that ALL EDUCATION SESSIONS (marked red) are first come, first served the day of, until filled to capacity. You can use this app to select and track education sessions you’re interested in attending, but using this app DOES NOT sign you up or hold a spot for you in any education sessions on Thursday or Friday.

ALL Workshops, Summits and Tours (marked green or orange) require official registration through the registration page.
Back To Schedule
Friday, May 3 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Abundance Through Collaboration: Fostering Community-Based Food Access

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.

Food plays an integral role in the health and well-being of our communities. Come hear two real-world examples of private-public collaborations utilizing community-driven local food production and Urban Agriculture Imperative scale jumping with a school district to increase equity, environmental outcomes, and youth education and job skills.

Arch|Nexus SAC:  Come explore inventive COLLABORATIVE urban agriculture strategies that create ABUNDANCE radiating beyond the LEED project boundary.  Fulfilling the Urban Agriculture Imperative is especially challenging on a constrained urban site where the new building or renovation must occupy most of the site area. Scale-jumping of urban agriculture presents many more benefits to both the project entity and the “receiving” organization than other scale-jumping measures like solar panel location.  This story will utilize a case study of Arch|Nexus SAC, the first Living Building that is an adaptive reuse of an existing urban building designed, owned, operated and occupied by Architectural Nexus, to focus on how the collaboration opportunity of scale-jumping urban agriculture creates opportunities for abundance for the project designer/owner, the partnering organization Sacramento City Unified School District, the larger community, and community policy advocacy.

King Conservation District: 
Communities know what is needed for them flourish. They understand the skillsets, social networks, and resources of their area. King Conservation District and the City of Seattle developed a partnership framework that encourages community-driven solutions with a focus on equity and environmental justice. Learn how the Rainier Beach Farm Stand, an inclusive, community-of-color-led farm stand, created through this model, is an instrument for powerful environmental, social, and economic change. Hear from representatives of KCD, and the youth that managed the Rainier Beach Farm Stand about equity, asset-based community development, and the experience of creating an inclusive community farm stand.

Learning Objectives:
  • How to utilize an equity and environmental justice framework to implement asset-based community development
  • How to develop youth job pathways and community-based local food system involvement
  • How to develop an inclusive community space such as a farmers market/farm stand.
  • Understand Urban Agriculture calculations, impacts of local Scale Jumping and the value the approach can have supporting a challenged site, whether reuse or new construction.
  • Realize the community engagement and educational benefits the fulfillment of Urban Agriculture Imperative has had on the Arch|Nexus SAC site, the Sutter Middle School site and the direction of the Sacramento School District.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1.5 LFA credits
  • 1.5 AIA LU|HSW credits

avatar for Patty Karapinar

Patty Karapinar

Director of Sustainability, Architectural Nexus
Patty Karapinar is Director of Sustainability with Architectural Nexus.She holds a BS in Environmental Design from the University of California and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Oregon. She manages LEED and Living Building Challenge projects and manages Arch Nexus... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Styduhar

Jennifer Styduhar

Landscape Architect + Certified Arborist, Architectural Nexus
Jennifer Styduhar is a California licensed Landscape Architect and Certified Arborist at Architectural Nexus, with over 15 years of professional experience. She has served as a landscape architect on a wide range of projects including educational, urban infill, recreational, healthcare... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Chard

Rachel Chard

Project Green Specialist, Sacramento City Unified School District
Rachel Chard is Project Green Specialist for Sacramento City Unified School District. Rachel began her sustainability career in 2013 at Saint Paul, MN Public Schools, where she implemented waste reduction strategies and promoted environmental education. Rachel provides SCUSD with... Read More →
avatar for Deirdre Grace

Deirdre Grace

King Conservation District, Director of Engagement
Deirdre Grace joined the King Conservation District in May of 2013.  Deirdre has worked with northwest stakeholders to improve community and natural environments for over 20 years.  Her experience spans ensuring diverse voices were included in research at the US DOE Hanford... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Saavedra

Jessica Saavedra

Member Jurisdiction Grants Manager, King Conservation District
Jessica Saavedra  has managed the Member Jurisdiction and WRIA Grant Programs at KCD since March 2007. Jessica has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies and Spanish and graduate level education in the fields of Public Administration, Urban Planning, and Facilitation... Read More →
avatar for Liya Rubio

Liya Rubio

Farm Stand Manager, Rainier Beach Action Coalition
As an international adult adoptee, Liya uses her first-hand experience to advocate for adoptees. She devotes her time to creating safe spaces for people to participate in positive change through telling their stories and giving back to their communities. Currently, this Ethiopian-American... Read More →

Friday May 3, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Hoh Room #609