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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Enthusiastic Community Building

BY JAMUNA NIROULA
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Jamuna Niroula left Bhutan when she was 7 years old to live in Nepal and came to Canada in 2013. Because she left Bhutan so young she didn’t learn to farm with her parents so she is grateful to be able to work in the community gardens here learning about growing healthy food. 

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Food as Medicine

BY NARAYAN NIROULA
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Narayan Niroula is from Bhutan. He came from Goldhap, Nepal to Halifax 5 years ago and has been volunteering at Common Roots for the past 3 years.

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Cilantro in Winter

BY COMMON ROOTS URBAN FARM
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Amber is from Bhutan. He lived for 20 years in a refugee camp in Nepal and came to Canada in 2011. Amber has volunteered at Common Roots for the past 4 years and made the water tank that is used at Common Roots by hundreds of plotters all summer.

If you'd like to get in touch with Amber, please get in touch with the Common Roots Urban Farm staff using the email address urbanfarmers@partnersforcare.ca.

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Nature: A love story from Bhutan to Halifax

BY COMMON ROOTS URBAN FARM
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Data Ram is a farmer from Bhutan. He spent 18 years in a refugee camp in Nepal and came to Canada in 2010.  He has been volunteering at Common Roots Urban Farm for 4 years.

If you'd like to get in touch with Data Ram, please get in touch with the Common Roots Urban Farm staff using the email address urbanfarmers@partnersforcare.ca.

 

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Found: Gathering and Sharing Forgotten Food

BY LYDIA WELSH
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Most often, Lydia Welsh can be found eating, preparing, or thinking about food. She is awe struck by how beautiful food can be, and dreams of connecting people to nature through appreciation for their food. Her interest in food security and food systems began after taking a course on beekeeping and becoming a hobby beekeeper. Halifax became her home after completing a bachelor of education with a focus in environmental education. Through a placement at the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre Lydia met many inspiring people who create positive change in their communities and to our food system. Since then she has connected with countless beautiful, kind, and creative people, and she looks forward to meeting many more.

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Second Harvest

BY ANGELIE MICHAUD
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Prior to moving to Canada in 2007, Angelie Michaud worked for as community development worker with the Philippine government and international funding institutions. Advocated development projects for the poorest communities in the highland region of the Cordillera thru community participation and human rights-based programming.

This method exerts its effort to integrate services in agriculture, education, nutrition and social services as decided by the community independently. In Canada I first worked in a shelter in Calgary assisting people in crisis, homeless, rehab clients, and parolees that changed the face of poverty in a 1st world country. I moved to Fredericton, NB; Victoria, AB, Halifax, NS; briefly in Rimouski, QC and back to Halifax, NS. I am currently working for Scotiabank. 

Angelie is also the organizer of Second Harvest to aimed to support organic farming, advocate zero waste on crops by sharing info on edible parts of vegetables that is commonly thrown away. 

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Young Activist Farmer

BY SHAANI SINGH
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Shaani Singh is a small scale organic farmer working with "Hope Blooms" and the "Just us! Centre for small farms." In addition to her farm and food work, she spends her time filmmaking, building community through the art of hosting, & playing music.

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Community Supported Agriculture

BY HANNAH ESTABROOK
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Hannah Estabrook is a current Grade 12 student at Citadel High School who is passionate about environmental awareness, community development, and sustainable food systems. She is an avid home cook, outdoor adventurer and progressive knitter. In the future, Hannah hopes to study Human Geography at the University of Victoria, and pursue a career in urban planning.

 

HALIFAX Blog

Learning Long Life


In "Learning Long Life" from PechaKucha Night Halifax Vol. 21Gary Markle discusses his innovative approach to fashion trends for the aging population. Gary is an Associate Professor of Fashion at the Nova Scotia NSCAD. He is currently the Chair of the Craft Division. In 2013 together with Professor Glen Hougan, Markle was awarded a two-year Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CHIR) grant to investigate strategies for designing for healthy ageing. 

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