PechaKucha Presentation

"Teaching kids about food is a way to teach them about everything."

In Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley at PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16Lauren Maples walks us through the importance and strength of a sustainable, natural, and health-conscious education. While teaching yoga and dance in public schools, she developed the Bija approach - which strives to create a fulfilling and engaging educational experience. 

Lauren has danced with internationally acclaimed ballet companies including San Francisco Ballet and New York City Ballet, and holds a BA from New School. 

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Veggie Patch Food Truck

BY KARL COONEY
@ VOL 20 ON MAR 05, 2012

Karl's presentation is about the eco-friendly mobile kitchen -- the Veggie Patch Food Truck -- he helped produce. This presentation is in English.

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Creating a Sustainable Farm

BY FAITH REEVES
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 02, 2013

Faith Reeves outlines the blueprints for Sky Factory Farm. She takes us on a step-by-step tour of how it will hopefully turn into a sustainable source of food.

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Creating a Math Enrichment Culture in the Hudson Valley

BY JAPHETH WOOD
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Japheth Wood speaks about the importance of math education for children of all ages. He wants to change the image of math as difficult and scary. He shows how games and projects can make math an enjoyable and useful topic. 

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Growing Healthy Kids in Hudson Valley Schools

BY AVA BYNUM
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Ava Bynum, director of Hudson Valley Seed, talks about the work her organization is doing to get kids growing healthy fruits and vegetables as part of the school curriculum.

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Hudson Valley Brewery

BY JOHN ANTHONY GARGIULO
@ VOL 4 ON DEC 02, 2015

John Anthony Gargiulo takes a 180 from his journey through Hollywood to hit the reset button and drive cross country to build a local brewey. Thrills and spills, but it's getting done!

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The United Nations of Food

BY CHARLES BIBILOS
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Hear Charles Bibilos, writer of the United Nations of Food blog, talk about his quest to eat food from every country in the world (160 countries), without ever leaving New York City. Yum!

Help Charles finish his quest! Help him eat: East Timor, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, The Gambia, Kenya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

If you can help, or want to go out to eat with Charles, email him at unitednationsoffood@gmail.com

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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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How Urban Farming Can Change The World

BY JON WALSH
@ VOL 155 ON FEB 28, 2018

Urban farming/sustainability consultant Jon Walsh outlines how urban farming is increasingly being used as a tool to improve personal health, create more sustainable families, communities and cities, maximize urban self-sufficiency, increase disaster preparedness, and fight climate change – simultaneously. Jon will also delve into vertical and rooftop farming, and outline the exciting future of urban farming.

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Lunch Money: A Short, Abridged, Very Brief History of School Meals in America

BY ANDREW RUIS
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 29, 2018

The National School Lunch Program is the longest running and widest reaching children's health initiative in U.S. history. Throught he program more than 30 million children receive federally subsidized meals every school day. Whether we regard children as the beneficiaries of an enlightened pubilc health initiative or the victims of industrialized mass feeding, school meals are a significant part of public discourse on everything from the composition of a proper meal to national security.