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Jon Walsh

Urban farming and Sustainability consultant & instructor, Business Grow in Tokyo

How Urban Farming Can Change The World

PRESENTED ON FEB 28, 2018
IN TOKYO @ VOL 155

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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BY LIV WORSNOP
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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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Garden City 2.0

BY BAILEY PERYMAN
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Bailey Peryman talks about his social enterprise GardenCity 2.0 which aims at building local systems that focuses on the production and distribution of locally grown food. He wants people to become aware that in order to be healthy you need healthy food which is hard to find in today's society. 

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Urban Food Forests

BY JAMES SAMUEL
@ PKN_AKL_SPECIAL EDITION ON MAR 28, 2014

Advisor at Ooooby James Samuel discusses the unsustainable industrial methods in which food is produced, its impact on the environment, and the resulting low quality products. He goes into depth on a few projects working to source fresh food for the growing city populations the world over. Oooby provides urban communities with local food, and entrepreneurial individuals the opportunity to join their network. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 18, 2014.

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Gardening as Pedagogy

BY RACHEL KIMPTON
@ VOL 35 ON SEP 01, 2015

School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate, Rachel Kimpton proposes improving nutrition through food education and how this can lead to student success.

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Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley

BY LAUREN MAPLES
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"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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Found: Gathering and Sharing Forgotten Food

BY LYDIA WELSH
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Most often, Lydia Welsh can be found eating, preparing, or thinking about food. She is awe struck by how beautiful food can be, and dreams of connecting people to nature through appreciation for their food. Her interest in food security and food systems began after taking a course on beekeeping and becoming a hobby beekeeper. Halifax became her home after completing a bachelor of education with a focus in environmental education. Through a placement at the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre Lydia met many inspiring people who create positive change in their communities and to our food system. Since then she has connected with countless beautiful, kind, and creative people, and she looks forward to meeting many more.

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How everyone can save the world with one simple act

BY MICHELLE KANTER
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 25, 2017

Environmental disasters. Climate change. Toxic water. Sixth mass extinction. Health crises. Bad air. Hunger. War. Depression. Road maintenance... Michelle Kanter explains how one plant can change it all...

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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."

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Urban Gardens: Then and Now

BY ANDREA VANDERBILT
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 18, 2018

Urban Gardens are not a new idea, nor are they a thing of the past. Andrea Vanderbilt will bring you up to date on the powerful role that urban gardens have played in the lives of Americans throughout wars and revolutions, and she will clue you in on where they stand today.