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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.

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A Niche in Hops

BY TOM BRITZ
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 09, 2017

Tom Britz started Glacier Hops Ranch on somewhat of a lark and ended up finding a need where he didn't know one existed. Tom's experience in business and entreprenuership has helped him to navigate the tricky business of competing against the big guys and finding a niche in the competitive hops industry.

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Local Food and Healthy Kids

BY JENNY MONTAGUE
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 09, 2017

Jenny Montague has a unique passion for bringing healthy lunches to schools and rethinking the way we feed kids in the lunch line. 

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The Importance of Nitrogen

BY HEATHER ESTRADA
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 09, 2017

Heather Estrada Ph.D, is a professor and director of Agriculture and Integrated Food Systems at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana. She shares with us the importance of nitrogen in our food systems and how it can both help and hinder our environment. 

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Local Nourishment

BY GRETCHEN BOYER
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 09, 2017

Gretchen Boyer works for a local non-profit in Montana's Flathead Valley where she connects the community to local farmers and food. At Farmhands Nourish the Falthead, she raises awareness about local growers and encourages the consumption of healthy, locally grown produce.

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The Beauty Of Fresh

BY APRIL VOMFELL
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 09, 2017

"We love to cook and we appreciate the flavor and freshness of the food we grow ourselves."

In The Beauty Of Fresh from PechaKucha Night Kalispell Vol. 3April Vomfell shares her experience of owning a small scale, urban farm in Kalispell, Montana where she delights in the freshness of her produce and flowers. 

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A Journey to Health and Happiness

BY DEB HOFFMAN
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 19, 2017

Dr. Deb Hoffman shares her story of becoming a physician and the eventual burnout that lead her to finding a meaningful path in life and work. 

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The Legend of Joe Cosley

BY JACOB THOMAS
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 19, 2017

Joe Cosley was a legend of his own making. Jacob Thomas explores the mystery and man behind the many stories and myths of one of Montana's most famous historical figures from the days of the wild west.

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Modern Day Aclchemy and The Magic of Distilled Spirits

BY LAUREN OSCILOWSKI
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 19, 2017

The perfect cocktail is made with more than just booze. Lauren Oscilowski gives us a glimpse into her modern day practice of alchemy where she turns robust botanicals and subtle flavors into top notch spirits and mixers. 

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Remembering the Lost Towns Of Flathead

BY JONATHAN FETTER-VORM
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 19, 2017

Author and Illustrator Jonathan Fetter-Vorm takes a journey through time, exploring the old and forgotten towns near Kalispell, Montana. This rich, boom and bust history shaped much of what we see around present day Flathead Valley.

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Home is Where The Healing Is

BY VELVET PHILLIPS
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 19, 2017

Velvet Phillips describes her journey of self-discovery and the circumstances that lead her to the healing arts. As a native of the Flathead Valley, she has learned to embrace and share the magic of her surroundings. 

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Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness

BY MANDY MOHLER
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

"In my experience, the beauty of the wilderness is the solitude and the simplicity."

In Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness from Pechakucha Night Kalispell Vol.1, Photographer Mandy Mohler takes us on her solo journey through Montana's Bob Marshall wilderness on horseback. She shares how this trip and her experience in nature has impacted her artwork and perspective on the outdoors. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 19th, 2017. 

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