Farmland Preservation

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Urban Agriculture + Regional Food Programs

Urban Agriculture + Regional Food Programs

Broad-based interest, political will, and urgency intersected around supporting and growing the local food and farming economy. Kathryn Gardow and Stephen Antupit worked with King Conservation District (KCD) leadership (and key partners) to position the special-purpose agency and its set of new, strategic initiatives for success.

Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

Stephen Antupit is an active Director on the Board of Seattle’s Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, the pre-eminent non-profit committed to supporting and strengthening Washington’s small family farm businesses by creating and operating vibrant, successful neighborhood farmers markets.

Farmers Market Relocation

Farmers Market Relocation

Rated as one of the nation’s top-ten farmers markets, the University District Farmers Market was nonetheless being displaced from its long-standing (and year-round) Seattle location. More than a popular community destination for thousands of weekly visitors was at stake. The potential loss of the popular market stood to put almost 10,000 acres of locally-productive farmland and local farmers at great economic risk.

Cultivating a Thriving Agricultural Economy

Cultivating a Thriving Agricultural Economy

Almost one hundred land use professionals have benefited from multiple offerings of this all-day field curriculum. Starting with Kathryn Gardow’s vision and leadership as part of ULI Northwest’s Center for Sustainable Leadership program, Kathryn and Stephen Antupit have since updated and conducted several subsequent versions of this innovative and important in-the-field learning experience.

Focus on Farming Conference

Focus on Farming Conference

Focus on Farming is Washington’s annual pre-eminent farming conference. Hosted by Snohomish County, it provides educational and networking opportunities for farmers, nonprofits, and regional food partners.