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Egan Davis

Educator in Vancouver

They Survive and Thrive

PRESENTED ON MAY 06, 2018
IN BURNABY @ VOL 1

Our presenter, Egan Davis, explains how cacti survive and thrive in the harshest environment we can possibly imagine. His fascination about plants and his love for them have taken him to desserts all over the world. 

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Plants to Art

BY SOPHIA EPHÍMERA
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 20, 2012

Sophia Efímera uses her presentation to share her work, which uses the endemic species/plants found in the Mexican state of Baja California as material for her art. (in Spanish)

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How to Survive a Kappa Attack

BY MATT ALT
@ HEINEKEN STAR LOUNGE ON MAY 15, 2013

Matt Alt is the author of the "Attack!" series of books that so far have introduced the West to the world of yokai, yurei, and ninjas. In this presentation, we learn all about the traditional green creature known as the kappa.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 24, 2013.

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Plants and Humans Living in Harmony

BY TAKEHIRO SHIOZU
@ VOL 122 ON FEB 20, 2015

Bonsai master Takehiro Shiozu speaks about his time working with plants of all sorts and species. We see that he also spends time working with people, instructing them in the ways of bonsai growth and plant care. 

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How to survive getting older?

BY LUDO HELLEMANS
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

How to survive getting older? That is the question asked by Ludo Hellemans. We are facing an ageing society, especially here in Limburg. The demographic change poses new challenges for the entire society. It is not only a challenge for the elderly but also for younger citizens.

Ludo has a solution for this challenge, a new form of community housing for citizens over 50, located right in the middle of the city holding two core characteristics: mutual support to ensure autonomy of the residents and sustained interaction with the neighbourhood.

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The ethics and the enjoyment of eating plants

BY ALEX DAVIES
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Chef Alex Davies has always been passionate about ethical food locally sourced. The recently converted vegetarian wants to showcase and encourage the eating of plants, as a way to enjoy food from the earth and to lessen the impact on our planet. In this talk Alex shares some of his learnings from working in food production, from farm to table.

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Chicago Plant Rescue

BY LINDSEY TELFORD
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Lindsey Telford and her organization Chicago Plant Rescue find new homes for greenery that's no longer wanted in commercial spaces. 

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Pivoting to Survive and Thrive

BY CHRIS ANGELUS
@ VOL 22 ON APR 11, 2017

"I've pivoted so much I get called for traveling."

Chris Angelus has developed two businesses that focus on showcasing the people who make the Portland food scene a darling among US food cities.  Portland Food Adventures produces local events that embody the collaborative spirit of the Portland food community, and now offers the opportunity to travel with Portland chefs internationally.  Chris also produces and hosts Portland's longest-running food scene podcast, Right at the Fork, which now features a rich archives of long-form interviews with over 100 professionals, delving into their backstories and their business challenges working in our food world.

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Pickling and Fermentation: Exploring the Sensory Aesthetics of Plants

BY SHARON WANG
@ VOL 38 ON SEP 29, 2018

喜歡生命裡擁有單純的盼望與一種安定和緩慢的成長。探索植物的五感美學,同時著迷於封存季節的傳統智慧,醃漬與發酵:承載著人類飲食文化中對土地的珍愛,分享實踐和島嶼植物共同生活的自然理念。

 

Sharon enjoys having simple expectations in life along with a stable and gradual level of personal growth. Exploring the sensory aesthetics of plants, she is fascinated by traditional wisdom regarding pickling and fermentation during the harvest season. Carrying a cherishment of the land found within food culture, she shares natural concepts regarding a harmonious co-existence between practice and island vegetation. Continuing ancient methods through modern tastes, she utilizes time to create tantalizing food that is tinged with a sense of mystery.