GRiP: Raindrops and Roof Crops - Roof Top Urban Farms and GSI
Thursday, Sept 21st, 2 - 4 pm
On top of the Mercer Street Parking Garage
Tour the Up Garden with Designer Nicole Kistler. The Up Garden is Seattle’s Premier rooftop P-Patch, and this is a great chance to hear about its design, implementation and benefits to rain water management. Attendees are invited to come with questions and ideas to share about expanding the adoption of roof cropping as a tool for green infrastructure development.
This GrIP meeting will be taking place outside, rain, shine or ashen snowstorm. GrIP steering committee members will provide canopies and some seating for the initial networking time and presentation prior to touring the garden, but please come dressed for the weather and ready to walk the roof top garden.
About our speaker:
NICOLE KISTLER creates works that reimagine place and bring people together in community. She has 14 years of experience managing large-scale public arts, arts planning, public involvement and landscape design projects with work shown nationally. She has a passion for creative collaboration and leadership on projects like the award-winning UpGarden, the nation’s first community rooftop garden, and 2015 arts festival Duwamish Revealed that featured nearly 100 artists. As the City of Seattle’s first Urban Agriculture Artist-in-Residence, she recently installed a series of story-based cast iron sculptures for the Beacon Food Forest. By creating frameworks through which individual stories and perspectives can be shared she hopes to build a larger narrative about love and life.
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