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Taos @ Wild Rivers Outdoor Amphitheatre
Jul 18, 2015

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Tales of Recipes

BY AOMI MIYAMOTO
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

Artist Aomi Miyamoto speaks on her illustrative project whereby she shows off ingredients and recipes hailing from the Edo era. She takes us through the process of cooking these traditional meals, and talks about the lessons she learned along the way.

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The Romance of Botany

BY YU MIZUSHIRO
@ コメ展 X PECHAKUCHA ON APR 19, 2014

Yu Mizushiro speaks on his work throughout Japan on soil, vegetables, and the grand sense, botany. Hear him discuss his travels, research, and findings. 

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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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De Soepfabriek

BY RALPH GEERTS
@ VOL 7 ON OCT 01, 2013

Chef Ralph Geerts is on a mission to educate youngsters about fresh and healthy food. Organizing workshops in cooking home made soup is his way to go.

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Growing Healthy Kids in Hudson Valley Schools

BY AVA BYNUM
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Ava Bynum, director of Hudson Valley Seed, talks about the work her organization is doing to get kids growing healthy fruits and vegetables as part of the school curriculum.

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Вегетарианец с рождения

BY EVGENII BIMAKOV
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 21, 2016

Евгений рассказывает о том, как так вышло, что он с рождения вегетарианец, как можно оставаться вегетарианцем в экстримальных условиях и о многом другом, о чем мы, возможно, даже не подозреваем.

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The Vegetable Store

BY ERICA EYRES
@ VOL 27 ON APR 12, 2016

Erica Eyres lives and works in Glasgow.
Eyres graduated with a MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2004. She has had solo exhibitions at CCA, Glasgow and the Kunsthaus, Erfurt, with selected group exhibitions including PS1, New York; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg; and The Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland. 

In this presentation Erica speaks about her project The Vegetable Store at Fireworks Studio, a pottery shop that was turned into a ceramic fruit and vegetable store.

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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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Can you Dig it

BY CHARLOTTE COTTRELL
@ VOL 30 ON MAR 15, 2017

Have you ever paid much attention to plants or flowers growing in your garden? Gardening is a creative venture connecting you with nature and your home. In this talk, Charlotte Cottrell shows her love for gardening and demonstrates the love that her garden gives back. 

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#sangeomfrugt v.03

BY METTE KROG
@ VOL 38 ON SEP 04, 2018

A sure pick for the Pecha Kucha Aarhus All Star-Team would be Mette Krog. Back to give us - for at least the third time - an introduction to puns and wordplays that mix songs with fruits and vegetables. This time we get an example that fits the John Cleese-theme and an update on how this genre of Instagram comedy is faring.

Sounds weird? Not when Mette guides you through it!

 

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Doinaka

Doinaka (ド田舎) is the Japanese word used to refer to a very rural location; i.e. the countryside, the boondocks, or the sticks. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 76, in Japanese and English), Satoko Maeda takes us to the countryside of Nagano Prefecture, Otanimura to a little village called Ooami and tells us stories by way of her lively photographs. Satoko -- or Sakko, as she calls herself -- moved to this little settlement of 60 people (most of which are men and women above the age of 70) about 5 or 6 years ago from Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido. The residents of Ooami are real salt-of-the-earth folk; they till their land, grow their own vegetables, and share in the yield.  Through her photographs, Satoko documents the transformative power of the seasons -- from celebrating with traditional festivals in the summer, harvesting crops in autumn, keeping the snow at bay in winter, to watching the multi-colored blossoms emerge in Spring -- and how it changes this little community's day to day life.  For Satoko these images are not only an extension of her life experiences in the inaka, but convey the warmth of her feelings as well. To really get a sense of what inaka life is like, you'll have to give this presentation a look, or check out Satoko's Doinaka Nikki (or, "Countryside Journal") to see what she's up to these days. 

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Vol. 18 presenters announced

We are happy to you announce the Vol. 18 presenters! In no particular order:   Eli Miller, Art Director Eli Miller, a San Antonio native, attended Savannah College of Art Design where she earned a B.F.A. in Art Direction. After graduation, Eli returned to San Antonio where she met Chuck Kerr, the San Antonio Current'sthen Art Director. Upon receiving his business card she joked that she intended on stealing his job. Three months later she did. Eli has been working at the Current ever since.   Amanda Bianchi, Snazzy Arts Babe Amanda Bianchi works at Cinnabar art gallery in Blue Star and is a style contributor for the new LGBTQ publication, Out In SA. She has also been actively involved with the food and beverage industry in San Antonio for the past five years, working at establishments such as The Monterey and Feast that have helped to shape the current landscape we see today.   www.bianchisbits.com    Avi Avalos, Mr. Piñata SA Avi Avalosis a Mexican-American artist and San Antonio native. His art is simply a visual language used to connect to the city’s vibrant culture in the most positive light. Mr. Piñata SA was initially created as a research tool for a children's book in 2013 but evolved into an initiative to bring fine art to public places in an effort to create cultural art awareness. Mr. Piñata SA is now an ambassador of San Antonio, and his adventures have taken him across the U.S. as he promotes our City on the Rise. www.mrpinatasa.com    Lewis F. Fisher, Author and Historian Lewis F. Fisher is the author of numerous prize-winning books on San Antonio. They include American Venice: The Epic Story of San Antonio's River, Chili Queens, Hay Wagons and Fandangos: The Spanish Plazas in Frontier San Antonio and Saving San Antonio: The Precarious Preservation of a Heritage. His Maverick Publishing Company, which published 45 general interest nonfiction regional books by 26 authors, was recently acquired by Trinity University Press.   Corey Squire and Helena Zambrano, A Sustainable Relationship Helena Zambrano and Corey Squire both decided at a young age that they wanted to save the world, and they came to the same conclusion: that architecture is the way to do it. They both currently work as sustainability coordinators at neighboring architecture firms — Helena at Overland Partners and Corey at Lake | Flato Architects — and serve on the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) as chair and treasurer, respectively. They first met at a COTE meeting and bonded over their shared love of daylight simulation and their shared hatred of perforated metal. Corey and Helena live in Dignowity Hill where they spend their time cycling, composting, and subsisting off vegetables from their garden and eggs from their chickens.   David Martin Davies, Public Radio Journalist David Martin Davies was once arrested for playing punk rock music inside Wonderland Shopping Mall. Today, he hosts The Source on KSTX Texas Public Radio — a live daily call-in news program. He also hosts Texas Matters, which airs on Texas Public Radio stations. In his 20 years in journalism as a TV news producer, reporter and columnist, his work has been featured on NPR, Marketplace and the BBC. His many awards include the 2008 Texas Radio Journalist of the Year. www.tpr.org   Jeremy Joseph, Clinical Psychologist Jeremy Joseph is a psychologist who conducts clinical research on treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder. He is interested in how we relate to our dreams, often working with patients who struggle with nightmares. The California native went to college in Chicago, volunteered in Israel, earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming and did an internship year in Albuquerque. In 2013 he began a postdoctoral fellowship at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. If you live in Monte Vista, you’ve probably seen him and his wife walking their greyhound, Sofia. www.jjosephphd.com   Libby Wardlaw Maddin, Road Trip Enthusiast Libby Wardlaw Maddin is a musician, road trip enthusiast, and San Antonio native. She spent the vacations of her youth packed into a 1978 suburban with her five siblings and parents, who ignited her passion for exploration and in more recent years provided her with a day job flexible enough to take business calls and write emails from the middle of the desert. When she's not hitting the road, she sings in various musical projects with her husband Chris and with the San Antonio Mastersingers. She has also been a host on KRTU's Indie Overnight for 10 years.  www.sharkheart.com  

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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.