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Agricultural Planning: From Balcony to Back 40
Sat, 25 March 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
How much food (and land) would it take to feed me? my family? every one?...With a broad understanding of our "foodprint", students will extend their planning skills in contexts as small as a balcony and as large as the back 40. It will make use of the "footprint toolkit" available here to envision the inputs, outputs and cycleputs of a nutritious and resilient personal food system.
Instructor Bio: James Richardson is a teacher, designer, builder, farmer and cultivator of social change. His research in sustainable food system planning explored some fundamental questions such as what it would take to feed the city of Vancouver and his PhD in resilient regional planning utilized Ecological Footprinting to redesign Wellington, NZ. He brings an experiential flare to his teachings following a dynamic teaching career in Canada, New Zealand, Guyana, and the United States. James is a student of Permaculture, natural building, biodynamic farming and brings to the Conscious Design Collective a deep understanding of the art and science of sustainability.