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Alex Davies

A Local Food Project

PRESENTED ON MAR 27, 2014
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 18

"Understanding what grows under your nose is liberating, exciting, and educational." 

In A Local Food Project from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 18, Local chef, Alex Davies shares how he uses produce foraged and sourced from only the Canterbury region. Since working with seasonal foods, his menu changes daily depending on what he has each day. He develops relationships with his growers and can always tell you the story of where your food came from that day. He now operates an open kitchen at a local cafe and wine bar called Shop Eight.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 18th, 2017. 

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Only in New Westminster

BY TODD BRIGHT
@ VOL 2 ON APR 26, 2013

Professional Chef Todd Bright recounts some of his favorite experiences cooking in the lower mainland area. With sustainability initiatives, cooking competitions, and other community events, the area has become one of Bright's favorite places. 

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Permaculture: A Food Growing Revolution

BY MEGAN COOKE
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

Megan Cooke, director of Garden to Table Permaculture has a combined 20 years experience in horticulture, permaculture and outdoor education. For the past seven years Megan has managed Forster Community Garden, working with indigenous and local community volunteers to produce healthy chemical free food. Megan is passionate about teaching people the joys of growing and cooking their own organic food and sharing the knowledge she has learnt from her sustainable living journey.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 25, 2014.

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Premium fresh ready to bake cookie dough

BY EMMANUEL & MORGANE CHEVALIER
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 04, 2014

In Nantes, Morgane and Emmanuel Chevalier make delicious cookie doughs, by hand and without any additives or preservatives, using only the best local ingredients and... a lot of love! {in French}

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Our food source - local or industrial

BY AARON BROCKEN
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 20, 2015

We are what we eat...

In our business we work with local farmers from the Hawkesbury area and if possible, with local organic fruit and vegetables. The products are sourced locally and are fair trade. 

We use as less package as we can, so we reuse everything, we don’t buy anything that is made outside of Australia and we recycle as much as we can, so that the product we deliver to you has low environmental impact, low food miles and a lot of character!

Aaron was born on an organic blueberry farm that we still get produce from on occasion. He spent a big part of his youth being dragged to the Richmond community garden (Earthcare) and around NSW with his dad certifying Organic farms. As soon as he was 18 he hit the road for 7 years and visited over 60 countries on 4 different continents. He is now back and dedicated to providing a framework for a local food system to work.

http://hawkesburyharvesthampers.com

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Local Food and More

BY JEFF GOOD
IN JACKSON, MS

Jeff Good takes us through the story of food in Mississippi and shows the way forward. Jeff is a successful restauranteur. But he doesn't stop there. He is a visionary and engaged member of the community. He sees infrastructure, whether for food or for our roads, as the means to make Jackson better.

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Weston A. Price

BY RENE ERHARDT
@ VOL 13 ON OCT 20, 2016

Rene Erhardt is a naturopath and nutritionist with a background in organic food production and the local chapter leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

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Slow Food a Global Movement

BY HELEN HILL
@ VOL 13 ON OCT 20, 2016

Helen Hill has just return from Europe, where she has continued her passion for the slow food movement.

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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 Story of a Start-Up

BY CAITLIN OLAUSON
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 28, 2017

Caitlin Olauson is a mom and co-owner of two food businesses. She has her master's degree in Food Security and has a passion for local food and sustainability. In this talk, she outlines her team's journey of opening a kitchen incubator in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.