Session 7 // Urban Agriculture

Registration Eligibility
No Prerequisite Required
Start Date
09/25/2018
End Date
09/25/2018
Description
1) Beyond the FLL standard: inventive green roof farming methods
Rooftop agriculture is reshaping views of nutrition, equity, and urban placemaking. Yet, The German FLL green roof standard was not architected with farming in mind, lacking the soil biology required for successful food production. Through several case studies, this presentation highlights recent design innovations that achieve increasingly diverse urban agricultural solutions, from production-focused rooftop farms to biophilic, skyline polycultures. Projects examined include GRHC Awards of Excellence winners Fenway Farms, The Roof Crop and The Chicago Wheat Prairie. We explore how this patchwork of active and passive rooftop agriculture, functioning at varying scales, can address ecological vulnerabilities and elevate the green infrastructure industry.

2) Garden Classrooms: Field to Table in School
Cities around the country expect architects to design the schools of the future. Plans for 21st century schools don’t often look like the plans of the past – they are healthy, green, and resilient. In this session you’ll hear about recent successes in the nation’s capital; gain knowledge in planning for green roofs, garden roofs, and garden classrooms that are actively integrated into the curriculum; and understand the part sustainable facilities play in equitable design, community resilience, and green infrastructure. DC Public Schools and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education are creating outdoor learning environments to expand learning beyond the “data dump” of traditional classroom instruction. School gardens and green spaces are a key component, reflecting both the school community and surrounding community. These spaces ensure all students, including those with special needs, have opportunities to learn outdoors and connect with nature. Curriculum gardens paired with outdoor classrooms and teaching kitchens offer unique learning opportunity. Students grow and prepare their own food, learning about personal health and environmental stewardship. Hear from the client side, agency program side, and the designer as Sally, Sam, + Rick present garden classroom case studies recently completed at Washington DC Public Schools
Location
New York City, NY
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
Yes
Subjects
Green Roofs
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
1) • Through several case studies, explore innovative rooftop farming systems that go beyond the German FLL standard
• Understand key rooftop farming design, construction, and management considerations
• Compare design innovations that foster flexibility, from production-focused rooftop farms to biophilic polycultures
• Learn how rooftop agriculture can be leveraged to achieve holistic, biophilic designs

2) • Learn about recent garden classroom successes in the nation’s capital
• Gain knowledge in planning for green roofs, garden roofs, and garden classrooms that are actively integrated into the curriculum
• Understand the part sustainable facilities play in equitable design, community resilience, and green infrastructure
Instructors
1) Molly Meyer - OMNI EcosystemsBrendan Shea - Recover Green Roofs2) Rick Schneider - iSTUDIO ArchitectsSally Parker - DC Public SchoolsSam Ullery - DC Office of the State Superin
Website Registration
Course Codes
CA18S7
Provider
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities


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