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Chris Freear

in Christchurch

NZ's First Community Led Wind Farm Development

PRESENTED ON OCT 30, 2015
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 25

A community own wind farm is in the making, just north of Dunedin, New Zealand. Chris Freear, the director of Bueskin Energy Limited tells us the story of how it became apparent that this community needed to take back its power over the energy they use

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Growing Hope, Living Dreams

BY RAMSI KAMAR
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2012

Ramsi Kamar, a born again farmer from Jerusalem, talks about the many parallels he found between Louisville and his hometown. In Louisville the local community has helped him build a farm. Now he lives a life of diversity through working on his farm with the local community.

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The Power of Wind

BY EVAN WATERS
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Evan Waters met William Kamkwambe on a visit to Malawi, and was inspired by inventive spirit and desire to create change. 

Tells the story of William Kamkwambe, and how he was able to use green energy to power his family's house. In result, allowed him to be noticed and given the opportunity to go back to school, and start working to give back to his community. 

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Design-Build Education: Creating a New Education Center for Beardsley Community Farm

BY JENNIFER AKERMAN
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 06, 2015

Presented with Bud Archer and Bailey Green. 

Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design will present on the benefits of design-build education as illustrated by an innovative new building being created for Beardsley Community Farm in Knoxville—a non-profit urban demonstration farm promoting food security and sustainable agriculture. Design-build education through architectural design courses at UT enabled making a building that reinforces Beardsley’s mission. The new structure will operate as a teaching tool helping farm staff and volunteers more effectively engage the public about the benefits of local sustainable farming. It also creates significant public spaces for the benefit of the community at large.

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Farm to (Cafeteria) Table

BY PATRICK GARMONG
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 13, 2015

Patrick Garmong reflects on our changing relationship with food and particularly our loss of connection with local foods. He shares his ideas about promoting a healthy eating culture within the community, including the school community.

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Growing a Community Farm

BY BEN TREGENNA
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2016

How Speaker Ben Tregenna and his wife started Cambridgeshire's first community farm. 

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Common Roots Urban Farm

BY JAYME MELROSE
@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

Jayme Melrose wants to see the plants reign victorious, conquering concrete with food, beauty and biodiversity   Raised feral in the forest of northern BC, she studied ecological horticulture and permaculture at Linnaea Farm School on Cortes Island, BC., followed that with a Bachelor of Community Design from Dalhousie.  She is currently the Project Coordinator & Flower Farmer at Common Roots Urban Farm, where she's been working too hard since 2012!

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Wind powered girl power

BY ANDREA NESBITT
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 25, 2016

Andrea Nesbitt grew up in the country. It was exactly what you would imagine- horses, pigs and mud. She's still that little girl but today she roams around with big wind turbines.

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Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm

BY MARIA AIOLOVA
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

"Eating bugs is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the future!"

In "Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, architect Maria Aiolova discusses her obsession with cricket farming. Her firm, Terreform ONE, built a sustainable insect shelter on site to conduct extensive research on crickets - studying their growth, social development, and reproductive habits...before harvesting the adults and turning them into tasty treats!

Maria is an architect, educator, designer, and community builder in New York City. She is an innovator in ecological design, smart cities, sustainable urban infrastructure, water, transportation, and waste. Maria is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on future cities.

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Small Farm Life

BY PAM GERWE
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 09, 2017

Pam Gerwe has owned Purple Frog Gardens in Whitefish, Montana since 1991. She shares her experience of owning a small organic farm and how Purple Frog Gardens has learned to embrace the community to promote healthy food and farming.