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BPS Brown Bag Lecture

Jenny Pell pictureMark your calendars! On Wednesday, July 18, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will host a presentation by Jenny Pell titled, ‘Facilitating Resilient Cities — How Policy Makers can De-Pave the Way!

Jenny Pell is a permaculture designer and consultant based in Seattle, WA, specializing in edible landscapes, urban permaculture, and creating "living genetic banks" of useful and valuable plant materials on projects large and small.  Seattle is breaking ground this month on a 7-acre permaculture food forest — the largest project of its kind on US public lands. Come learn about how public and private stakeholders are working together to bring meaningful and enduring change that bolsters community, creates solutions for local food, builds skills, and how policy-makers can facilitate the implementation of visionary projects while fulfilling sustainability mandates. 

The presentation will be held in the Lovejoy Room of City Hall from noon to 1pm.