Circular City + Living Systems Lab

June 1, 2020

Agricultural Learning Center

The Agricultural Learning Center promotes public knowledge and community engagement in this unique and little-known food production system. This building program was conceived and spatially organized with the intent of engaging Ballard’s community to Grow, Create, and Engage. Students and visitors witness hands-on the large aquaponic growing system and rooftop gardens as well as chicken coops to learn about urban agricultural systems and sustainable food production. An integrated cooking school, cafeteria and food bank serve as support spaces for co-creation and community involvement in local food security efforts. The intent of the Aquaponics Learning Center is to promote aquaponics and engage the greater public in reenvisioning local and global food systems by offering an in-depth experience of urban agriculture.