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Creating Paradise

PRESENTED ON MAY 19, 2017
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 9

"Maybe the paradise that I thought I was trying to create is in the act of creating..."

In "Creating Paradise" from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 9, Kim Jenuwine shares her 20-year long journey to create a little slice of heaven in her own backyard. Kim's personal vision of paradise has shifted and changed shape along the way so her enchanting abode is in constant reconstruction. From bowling balls to flowers, Kim never stops redesigning her paradise.

Kim is a Color Engineer for Whirlpool Corp, an artist, and has an obvious obsession of gardening. 

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Gardens

BY KERIS MACARTHUR
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 03, 2012

Keris Macarthur is a writer and gardener. In this presentation, she talks about her love of Blue Mountains gardens, including her own, and how she sees gardening as a creative outlet. For Keris, you can find pure happiness in piles of soil, with all of its untapped possibilities. (in English)

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Real Japanese Gardens

BY JENNY FEUERPEIL
@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

We love Japanese gardens, and we want the world to know more about Japanese gardens. Japanese gardens can teach the attentive observer a great deal about Japan and Japanese design, from design concepts and careful material selection to Japanese history, culture and religion. Learn more on Jenny's site.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 31, 2013.

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The Garden Studio

BY BILL TEEPLE
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 02, 2013

Bill Teeple speaks about his love for the beauty of art and gardening. He hopes to combine his two passions and explore the possibilities in the art of gardening.  

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Making Gardening Cool

BY LIV WORSNOP
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 09, 2013

In "Making Gardening Cool" From PechaKucha Christchurch Vol. 17Liv Worsnop shares the story of how the Plant Gang, a group that spends their time restoring abandoned urban spaces with local plant life, had made gardening in Christchurch cool again. 

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Rain Gardens for Everyone

BY VICKI CHURCHMAN
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 07, 2014

Vicki Churchman teaches us how to efficiently utilize our rainwater to beautify our yards. From butterflies to Begonias, rain gardens bring in wildlife and return more water to the ground than the concrete surfaces in cities and on roadways.

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Heaven is a Garden

BY JAN JOHNSEN
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 28, 2014

In "Heaven is a Garden" From PechaKucha Night Garrison Vol. 7, Jan Johnsen tells us all about her love for beautiful gardens. She states that being in nature enhances our well-being, and encourages everyone to transform their yards into places of serenity. Jan emphasizes the importance of finding one’s niche within these delightful, natural spaces. 

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The Art of Sustainable Gardening

BY ANTHONY LEE
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 24, 2016

In "The Art of Sustainable Gardening" From PechaKucha Bandar Seri Begawan Vol.8, Anthony Lee shares how sustainable gardening and biodiversity is key in maintaining a balanced ecosystem. He hopes that we can learn how to put the human element back into nature so that we can live much healthier and richer lives. Gardening not only brings peace to the mind but to the environment that surrounds us.

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Toilet Paper and Bed-Sheets

BY EVA ERHARDT
@ VOL 13 ON OCT 20, 2016

Eva Earhardt talks about her horticulture and garden design business has come to a grinding halt due to

Townsville’s current water restrictions, hence her passion for the topic.

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Breaking Botanical

BY JORDAN SAMEK
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 05, 2016

Jordan Samek compares his own cancer experience (in humorous terms) to that of the character Walter White from his all-time favourite show, Breaking Bad. At 35 years old, he was a high school teacher with a young family, when he was diagnosed with Stage 3 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. During his recovery from chemotherapy treatment, he found gardening, or maybe it finally found him in the spacious backyard of his newly acquired home in New Westminster. And he never returned to teaching. He became a stay at home parent for a while, re-formed and cultivated his gardens and yard, and started a business in landscaping and fence building. Gardening and landscaping reshaped the narrative of his life, while also healing him, and opened him up to the brilliance of botany.