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PAST VOL 3

Victoria @ Victoria Event Centre
Aug 12, 2010

PAST VOL 10

Bangalore @ Jaaga
Feb 19, 2012

PAST VOL 7

New Orleans @ Grow Dat Youth Farm
Oct 04, 2012

PAST VOL 16

San Diego @ MXD830
Nov 13, 2012

PAST VOL 2

Lecce @ AFA architects in a farm c/o Masseria S.Angelo
Jul 15, 2013

PAST VOL 14

Munich
Feb 11, 2012

PAST VOL 4

Yakima @ Russillos Pizza
Mar 20, 2014

PAST VOL 5

Agrigento @ Quid - Vicololuna
Jun 27, 2017

PAST VOL 3

Kalispell @ Highline Design Company
Nov 09, 2017

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Art of Cutting

BY SOORIYA KUMAR
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Over the last 50 years Sooriya Kumar has developed artwork not just for
sacred sites around the world, but for a multitude of private residences in numerous countries and many public buildings including an indoor copper mural sculpture for the Honolulu International Airport that is designed to welcome our visitors to the islands.

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GMO? OMG!

BY KATHY GRUVER
@ VOL 11 ON APR 30, 2014

Kathy Gruver talks about GMOs and its adverse effects on the environment. She encourage people to eat organic food in order to remain healthy and stay away from unknown deceases which might attack them in future. She demands for labelling the GMO products by the producers so that those people who do not want to consume them, can just stay away from them. 

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3000 Acres

BY KATE DUNDAS
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 10, 2014

Kate Dundas talks about ways of making our community and lives healthier  and better. One of the way is by creating a garden to grow  fruits and vegetables in our own backyard.

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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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Fresh Organic

BY TRUSHA GOVENDER
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 12, 2014

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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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Inheriting a Donkey Rescue Farm

BY JOANN SPRAYBERRY
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

Joann Sprayberry will be talking about the emotional ups and downs of an unexpected adventure placed in her lap - a donkey rescue farm.

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The Beauty of Compost

BY ALISSA LACHANCE
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

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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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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PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night in Champaign-Urbana Vol. 2 may have been held back in January, but hey, it's never too late to take a look at how an event went, and we're thankful to organizer Christina Tapp for sending us this report on the terrific event they put together. First, start by checking out this pre-show stop-motion video that fellow organizer Anastasia Tumanova created for the event (and here's a link to a pre-show video that was created for Vol. 1). All of the photos were taken Wallo Villacorta, Chris Perardi, and Jason Bentley. Champaign-Urbana’s second PechaKucha Night, held in January at the Canopy Club, boasted a vibrant crowd of over 400 people with 12 awesome presentations and one rockin' emcee. It was an explosion of creativity, from graphic designers and digital arts to silkscreening and book design; from a world traveler and a photographer to sustainable farmers; and from hiStories and a local charcuterie maker (who brought some pickled tongue to share!) to mad scientists and a bubbleologist! Kicking off the celebration with videos by Anastasia Tumanova and Jason Bentley, PK Vol. 2 also boasted an artist in the audience who decided to sketch the presenters in 6 minutes and 40 seconds while enjoying the show, along with an after party with two bands and pizza (mmmmm!) Starting the show with a little lesson in pronouncing PechaKucha, environment designer and emcee Andy Warfel (he was also a fab PK Vol. 1 presenter) held the night's event together seamlessly, with his laid-back sense of humor. Paul Young discussed the challenges of balancing work and play for creativity and fun. His philosophy? Play evolves into work and work becomes fun. The result is a more fulfilling life. Wes Jarrell & Leslie Cooperband, the proud owners of Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, talked about making artisan and farmstead goat and sheep milk cheeses, raising organic fruits and hosting all-local foods dinners on their farm—in a poem! Kelly Searsmith showed us how contemporary artists use emergent digital media to inspire a deepened sense of humanity and social connection. William Gillespie & Cristy Scoggins, writers, designers and pop-culture addicts who run the independent publishing house Spineless Books and host the radio program Rock Geek FM, talked about how the end of commercial publishing equals the beginning of book art. Bryan Heaton shocked the crowd with his storytelling photographs that attempt to exploit the multi-layered meaning of images. Theodore Gray, author of Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do at Home–But Probably Shouldn’t, along with photographer Nick Mann, wowed the audience with tales of mad science and the elements. Laurence Mate, a local charcuterie maker discussed Abligurition n (ab- away, off + ligurire to be lickerish), highlighting the cultural ways humans use the tongue—for speech, expression and repression. Laurence even brought samples of pickled tongue to share! (Don't knock it until you've tried it...) Amy Lin & Eric Shine, working as one Borg-like entity of creativity, presented on hiStories—10 factual and craaayayayaaaaaaazy stories from the pages of history. Viewers discretion was advised—it contained scenes that may not have been suitable for sensitive audiences, including screaming guitars, Microsoft Paint bloodbaths and maggots wearing clothes. Jillian Nickell took us along on her adventures in silk screening and t-shirt illustration. Keihly Moore gave us peek into the lives of the Roma: a traveling story of a traveling people living on the margins of European society. Doug Burgett, a graphic designer by trade, an artist at heart and an astronaut in his dreams, captivated the audience with stories of misunderstood artistic endeavors and creative pursuits. Mark Peckham passionately spoke about coming to the realization that it's his true calling to bring joy to the world through the uncanny power of bubbles, which magically filled the air after his presentation! Keep an eye out for presentations posted from Vol. 2 that will continue to help raise money for Haiti. Our next event will take place on Friday, April 16 at the the Canopy Club as part of this year's Boneyard Arts Festival.

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Wes Jarrell and Leslie Cooperband

And since we posted an event review for PechaKucha Night in Champaign-Urbana Vol. 2 earlier today, let's also share this presentation, "Goats, Cheese, and Love," by farmers Wes Jarrell and Leslie Cooperband. Wes Jarrell & Leslie Cooperband, the proud owners of Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, talked about making artisan and farmstead goat and sheep milk cheeses, raising organic fruits and hosting all-local foods dinners on their farm—in a poem!

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More Magazine Library, a 3000-seat Venue for Koszalin, and a 'Raucous' Night in Nishinomiya

Let's take a look at what's happening in PechaKucha today. Presentations As we promised yesterday, we continue to share presentations from last Friday's special PechaKucha event at the Magazine Library exhibition. Today you can hear Antonin Gaultier talk about his new digital Tokyo fashion magazine, De Rigueur (available for Kindle), and Tokyo-based designer Ian Lynam shares some of the magazine titles that have had a big impact on him. Posters Two new posters today on our Tumblr blog, starting with the one (above) for the upcoming PKN Koszalin Vol. 9 (on May 25). You see a piece of the amazing venue where it will be held in it, and below, a better look. You'll also find the beautifully illustrated poster for PKN Barcelona Vol. 16. It's the Koszalin Amphitheatre, and it can hold 3000 spectators -- that's PKN Tel Aviv territory! Events We of course have a few new galleries of event photos to point out, and the photo above is an oldie but goodie, from PKN Beirut Vol. 8 (the most recent event in that city was last week's Vol. 14).PKN Ferrol Vol. 7 -- you'll also find a video of the entire evening A special event in the town of Skorping, organized by PKN Aalborg's Annette Scheibel (photos by Mathies Brinkmann) [Flickr]PKN Manizales Vol. 2 [Flickr]Here we have a report from PKN Nishinomiya organizer Brent Jones on the city's recent PKN Vol. 12:Friday, April 13 (that's right . . . Friday the 13th) was another raucous night of creativity and fun at CUBE in Nishinomiya. We continue to attract an eclectic mix of presenters, and this beautiful Spring night was no exception. We started the evening by showing Mark Dytham’s PechaKucha Global Events presentation from the PKN website. We explained to the audience that we are locked into our set events (because our venue is a school), but that we try to promote these events as much as we can. Our first live presenter was Teruko Ashida, who introduced her organic fruit farm in Amagasaki and the events she holds there. Peter Sterlacci followed up with a lively introduction to Personal Branding. Shuji Narita came next with a humorous look at common English mistakes made by Japanese, and he was followed by Carmen Tamas and Shawn White swapping musings about the charms of Japan and Romania. Our Beer Break was followed by a PKN formatted workshop on Old School Hip Hop by Warren Decker. Natsuko Shiraishi then introduced her work with groups of indigenous Mangyan on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines. The audience was then treated to the trials and tribulations of learning how to scull by Richard Miller, and Wes Lang rounded out the night with a poetic look at Unkai, or the sea of clouds that can be viewed from various summits in Japan. We again enlisted the help of several students in introducing the presenters and keeping the evening full of unexpected twists and turns, and are already looking forward to PKN Nishinomiya Volume 13 on July 6th.Calendar As we mentioned yesterday, tonight (May 15) you can look forward to PKN Helsingborg Vol. 8, and then tomorrow night (May 16) Wagga Wagga will be hosting its PKN Vol. 6.

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Creating a Sustainable Farm

Juicy mushrooms, honey-filled bee hives, and golden eggs. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Creating a Sustainable Farm" from PKN Fairfield Vol. 1, agriculturalist Faith Reeves goes into depth on the techniques and practices necessary to run a successful, fruitful farm. Faith has taken what was once conventionally-farmed land and transformed it into a vivacious habitat for animal and plant life. Among her passions are interrupting waste streams, creating places for wildlife to thrive, and of course encouraging the diverse production of food for the Sky Factory Farm staff.

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The Cow Accountant

More like AcCOWntant, am I right? ... Guys? Hello? In this edition of Presentation of the Day, "The Cow Accountant" from PKN Albany, GA Vol. 2, we hear from Mary Sumners,who was born a city girl, but her marriage took her to a new life on a farm. She speaks of her love for cows, how she and her husband take care of them, keep track of them, raise them, milk them, and quantifiably optimize their farming business.

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Promoting Sustainability and Consciousness in Food

"We wanted transparency in our kitchen -- we wanted the chef to make eye contact with our guests David Gunawan presents his ideas on sustainability and healthy eating as a chef and founder of Farmer's Apprentice. In "Promoting Sustainability and Consciousness in Food" from PKN Vancouver Vol. 30, we see that he strives to find local, organic foods for his restaraunt by creating a healthy and viable relationship with farmers. 

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ABC Coffee and the Third Wave

“Third wave is not just about beards and blue bottles — it’s about the celebration of coffee.” Alvin Cheung is the Chief Coffee Officer at ABC Coffee, a Tokyo-based subscription service for organic coffee beens. In “ABC Coffee and the Third Wave” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 120, he extols the beauty and benefits of consuming lightly roasted, single-origin, locally sold coffee beans.

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Kaiseki On A Farm

"It took us about six months from start to finish to turn this wooden and metal barn into a fully functional state-licensed kitchen." In Kaiseki On A Farm from Byan Vol. 3. husband wife team, Brian & Amanda Light share about their successful business endevor, proving a unique dining expereince on a 15 acre farm in rural Texas. Their company "Ronin Cookin" provides meals for special events at their farm, and a venue for evey occasion from 9-course dinnerst to whole-hog roasts with bonfires, to weddings to family reunions and everything in between, and with meats & vegetables sourced from local Texas farmers/ranchers/fisherman, all prepared out of an old barn they converted into a commercial kitchen.

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Volume 22: Good Grub - Tickets Now Available

A night of quick-fire talks on fodder.  From visual feasts to zero waste via foraging and fonts, Volume 22 of the official PechaKucha Brighton Nights will take place at Silo.   Our line-up includes:  Dougie McMaster, founder of Silo Josie Jeffrey, The Food Shed Christina Angus, Co-Founder of Street Diner Kate Jenkins, queen of crochet & food-inspired art Sarah Hyndman, innovative type expert & author of the book ‘Type Tasting’ Lisa Devlin, food photographer Claire Potter, sustainable design expert & urban forager We couldn't sit at Silo without eating, so the price of the ticket includes 3 light bite dishes, lovingly created by Dougie McMaster.    Tickets are now available here  The last two Brighton events have sold out quickly, so best be quick to secure your place at the Good Grub table.   See you on the 22nd November.

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A Number of Questionable Decisions

"What I focussed on was creating this building that could act like a binocular or a telescope to the landscape."In A Number of Questionable Decisions from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14, Architect with CannonDesign Michael Tunkey, shares the story of how after 18 years of traveling the world, he and his wide decided to return home to a small farm in Upstate NY to build a eautiful contemporary with a scenic view ...and all the trials and tribulations of doing so… hilarity ensues.