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Taryn Heidel

Forest Restoration Coordintor, Trees Atlanta in Atlanta

Not From Here: Invasive Plants

PRESENTED ON MAR 24, 2019
IN ATLANTA @ VOL 39

Taryn Heidel tells us about the local flora of the Atlanta area, the invading species that are displacing them and how we can tell the difference.

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Wayward plants...

BY HEATHER RING
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 09, 2009

Kicking off a new series of PechaKucha Nights in London... waywardplants.org The Wayward Plant Registry is a project of social exchange and botanical desire. A Wayward Plant, commonly referred to as a weed, is one growing where it is not wanted. They may be non-native, unsightly, invasive, high-maintenance, surplus or withering, and so are uprooted and abandoned, pulled from the earth (or pot!) as urban castaways. But wayward plants, whether common weeds, domestic breeds or rare botanical specimens, are truly in the eye of the beholder. The Wayward Plant Registry sets up Halfway Homes for these unwanted plants, and works to bring out the full potential of their beauty and meaning. The Registry considers systems of exchange, the personification of plant-life, the human stories revealed through plant migrations, and the nature of botanical desire. Know of a wayward plant? Wish to be a halfway home? Please contact: hello@waywardplants.org
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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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Can Nature Be Cultured?

BY SHIHO FUKUHARA
@ コメ展 X PECHAKUCHA ON APR 19, 2014

Shiho Fukuhara speaks on her experiments growing organic material in laboratories, specifically on culturing plants. (in Japanese)

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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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The Significance of Plants

BY MATTHEW JEBB
@ VOL 7 ON APR 22, 2015

As Director of National Botanic Gardens Matthew Jebb and his family and are resident in the gardens in a large townhouse just a minute’s walk from the main gates. The house is one of the last big houses left in the area and was built in 1740 by Thomas Tickell.

He is a botanist having worked at the National Botanic Gardens for 18 years and Director for the past four years. He studied as a taxonomist (biologist that groups organisms into categories) at Oxford University. He later lived in Papua New Guinea where he was involved in many collecting expeditions and the naming of numerous species.

He has written papers on various botany related topics, including climate change, coral reef ecology and wasp breeding behaviour and believe that plants are the most important organisms on the planet but they remain essentially invisible to urbanised humans.

 

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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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An Apothecary's Life

BY AMANDA SAURIN
@ VOL 32 ON NOV 07, 2018

Amanda Saurin is the founder, plant grower, gatherer, distiller and maker at ASAPOTH – an apothecary based in Lewes, Sussex, which creates products that capture the pure essence and healing nature of plants from the UK and beyond. 

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The Paradox of the Paw Paw

BY CAROLINE CORBOY
@ VOL 48 ON DEC 12, 2018

Horticulture enthusiast Caroline Corboy introduces us to the Paw Paw.

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Apis Mellifera; the Honey Bearing Bee

BY MELISSA CARTWRIGHT
@ VOL 49 ON JUN 27, 2019

What is honey? What do honey bees get up to in the hive? What is really is happening when bees swarm? Aside from honey what else do bees make? Melissa Cartwright will answer these questions as well as share other fascinating tidbits about honey, bees, and the plants they rely on.