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Alissa LaChance

DIRT Rich LLC. in Columbia Falls

The Beauty of Compost

PRESENTED ON APR 19, 2017
IN KALISPELL @ VOL 1

Alissa LaChance explores the ecology and complexity of good soil and rich compost for gardens and agriculture. This informative PK gives an in depth perspective on why we should care about good dirt and how this lead to the creation of her new business, Dirt Rich.

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Ecology as a Model for Agriculture

BY FRANICS THICKE
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 02, 2013

Francis Thicke explains what agriculture and ecology have in common. He assures that we can utilize ecology in order to create more sustainable agriculture.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 2, 2014.

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Building the Soil: Growing Food Without Chemicals

BY MELANIE WATTS
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 13, 2014

Melanie Watts is a master gardener, author and blogger and has been growing food organically for her family for 25 years. She has learned that by paying attention to nature, she can create a sustainable fertile soil that in turn feeds the plants.

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Analog Photography 4: Playing With Dirt

BY LUL√ö DE PANBEHCHI
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 24, 2014

Lulú De Panbehchi is back with round 4 of her analog photography. This time she is soaking her film in dirt and water before loading it into a toy (i.e. less expensive) camera. She then captures her part of the world in film and examines the results, reading life philosophies from the film.

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Organic Farm

BY TRUSHA GOVENDER
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 12, 2014

Organic farmer Rob Simmons belives that organic can feed the world, not the economic system, and the small scale organic farming is the way to go. Human scale system is more efficient than a big mechanised scale farm in many ways and very rewarding.

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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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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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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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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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He's a Dirt Bag

BY BROCK JENSEN
@ VOL 14 ON AUG 23, 2018

Artist Brock Johnson shares his experience as a dirt bagger and his deep love for bouldering.