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Do you enjoy gardening, science, local food and being outside? Curious about sustainability and permaculture? You won’t want to miss the Urban Ag Food Summit, a two-day event at Highline College. This year’s theme is Career Paths in Urban Agriculture.

All activities are free and open to the public.

Enjoy community resource tables with information and activities ranging from small business development to native pollinator habitat to permaculture. Experts will be available to talk about your ideas.

Location: Buildings 2 and 8

Learn more about Highline’s Urban Ag program

Schedule:

Friday, March 2

All Friday events will be held in Building 2.

12–1:15 p.m.
Create a fruit tree and learn how to graft. People will have the opportunity to create, and take home, an apple tree by grafting.

1:30–2:30 p.m.
Hear about career paths in urban agriculture. In a panel discussion, people currently working in the field will share how they combined their interests, personality, work history and passion to create a job for themselves in urban agriculture. A time for questions will follow the talk.

Saturday, March 3

All Saturday events will be held in Building 8.

9:30 a.m.
Check in starts.

10–10:50 a.m.
Learn about soil in a class taught by King Conservation District (KCD).

11–11:50 a.m.
Learn about Mason bee pollination in part 1 of a two-part workshop.

12–1 p.m.
Learn about water canning. This simple and low-cost method of food preservation is the best way to approach the world of canning.

1–1:50 p.m.
Learn about Mason bee pollination in part 2 of a two-part workshop.

2–3 p.m.
Hear about career paths in urban agriculture. In a panel discussion, people currently working in the field will share how they combined their interests, personality, work history and passion to create a job for themselves in urban agriculture. A time for questions will follow the talk.

3:15–3:45 p.m.
Join in the World Café closing discussion for a facilitated reflection of the day’s activities and steps to move forward.

Have questions about the summit? Contact Rick Shultz: (206) 592-4117, rshultz@highline.edu