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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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Building the Soil: Growing Food Without Chemicals

BY MELANIE WATTS
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 13, 2014

Melanie Watts is a master gardener, author and blogger and has been growing food organically for her family for 25 years. She has learned that by paying attention to nature, she can create a sustainable fertile soil that in turn feeds the plants.

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Wild Foraging in Northern Forests

BY STEPH ST. LAURENT
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 13, 2014

Steph St. Laurent's formative years were spent in the deep woods, learning the sights and sounds of life in the great outdoors. Despite his busy city life as a filmmaker, he still spends as much time in our northern forests as he can. Steph offers some insight into which plants and berries to seek out. Foraging is, and will always be close to his heart.

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6 On, 6 Off: Let's Have Cake!

BY SUSAN MAILLOT
IN PRINCE GEORGE

Susan Maillot compares the strategies of dog sled racing and of leading a team- both require combining hard work and rest. She shares her experience of being a leader and the necessity of recognizing when your team needs cake. 

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Regeneration: Growth and Experiences of New Farmers

BY MIKE DEWAR
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 13, 2014

With the average age of a farmer in Canada well over 55, young farmers are something of a rarity. Who are these young farmers and what motivates them to grow our food amongst the competition of the modern food industry? Mike Dewar has traveled across northern British Columbia to research the motivations and successes of young farmers, learning along the way that it is about more than just food.

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A PorkhaikuKecha

BY LAURA SAPERGIA
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 13, 2014

Laura Sapergia shares a poetic ode to Petunia the pig in haiku format.

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Why Be Deceptively Delicious When You Can Be Culinarily Creative?

BY JENNIFER BRANDLE-MCCALL
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 13, 2014

Many parents will try to disguise healthy foods to get their kids to eat them, but Jennifer Brandle-McCall believes that making healthy foods recognisable and fun is the key to developing healthy eating choices. She points out that we eat with our eyes first, so why not add some creativity and fun to our meals. See some of the culinary creations she has created that encourage her kids to explore healthy foods.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 2, 2014. 

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De-Colonizing the Food System

BY DIANDRA OLIVER
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 13, 2014

Diandra Oliver shares her story of providing for her family while living in poverty and striving to break the boundaries of a colonized food system. She talks about her relationship with food, how she make decisions with food and how she de-colonise her food practice on daily bases.

 

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The birth of a nanobrewery

BY ALLAN DAWSON
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 13, 2014

Allan Dawson loves beer, and he likes to show how he has transformed that love into a full commercial brewery unit in his basement. He talks about the history of beer and says that beer was the only reason that the farmers, long time ago, were motivated to stay in fields for long time. He criticises the probation of beer in the past and calls it ''the dark times’’ for beer lovers.

 

 

PRINCE GEORGE Blog

How Riding a Bike Taught Me about Prejudice

“Riding a bike in a car-dominated culture is an inherently political act.”
Cyclist by necessity Andrew Kurjata speaks about the danger of sharing space in a city full of giant metal road-roving vehicles.
In “How Riding a Bike Taught Me about Prejudice” from PKN Prince George Vol. 1, he shows us how his run-ins with automobiles on the road have given him a tiny slice of insight as to what it means to be discriminated.

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