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Steven Paradis

in Louisville

Mighty Fine Farm and Food

PRESENTED ON APR 14, 2015
IN LOUISVILLE @ VOL 15

"Eating and feeding and food is not what we do to sustain life, it is life. We make it meaningful when we make it a life moment instead of a pitstop."

In Mighty Fine Farm and Food, from PechaKucha Night LouisvilleVol. 15 Steve Paradis matter-of-factly discusses the importance of good food in all its aspects. An acute intelligence and subtle profoundness shines though his down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach to good, honest, down-home food, farming, and health.

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Creating a Sustainable Farm

BY FAITH REEVES
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 02, 2013

Faith Reeves outlines the blueprints for Sky Factory Farm. She takes us on a step-by-step tour of how it will hopefully turn into a sustainable source of food.

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Living Farm Fresh

BY TERRIE HARDESTY
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 20, 2015

Terrie Hardesty, of Working H Farm, explains their farm fresh - grass fed products and her inspiration of the business to create healthy eating options. 

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Kaiseki On A Farm

BY RONIN COOKING BRIAN & AMANDA LIGHT
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2015

Ronin Cooking is a husband/wife team providing Full Moon Dinners and special events at their farm, with meats & vegetables sourced from local Texas farmers/ranchers/fisherman, all prepared out of an old barn they converted into a commercial kitchen.

 This was "Presentation of the Day" on Jul 23rd, 2015.

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Our food source - local or industrial

BY AARON BROCKEN
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 20, 2015

We are what we eat...

In our business we work with local farmers from the Hawkesbury area and if possible, with local organic fruit and vegetables. The products are sourced locally and are fair trade. 

We use as less package as we can, so we reuse everything, we don’t buy anything that is made outside of Australia and we recycle as much as we can, so that the product we deliver to you has low environmental impact, low food miles and a lot of character!

Aaron was born on an organic blueberry farm that we still get produce from on occasion. He spent a big part of his youth being dragged to the Richmond community garden (Earthcare) and around NSW with his dad certifying Organic farms. As soon as he was 18 he hit the road for 7 years and visited over 60 countries on 4 different continents. He is now back and dedicated to providing a framework for a local food system to work.

http://hawkesburyharvesthampers.com

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Design-Build Education: Creating a New Education Center for Beardsley Community Farm

BY JENNIFER AKERMAN
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 06, 2015

Presented with Bud Archer and Bailey Green. 

Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design will present on the benefits of design-build education as illustrated by an innovative new building being created for Beardsley Community Farm in Knoxville—a non-profit urban demonstration farm promoting food security and sustainable agriculture. Design-build education through architectural design courses at UT enabled making a building that reinforces Beardsley’s mission. The new structure will operate as a teaching tool helping farm staff and volunteers more effectively engage the public about the benefits of local sustainable farming. It also creates significant public spaces for the benefit of the community at large.

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Farm to (Cafeteria) Table

BY PATRICK GARMONG
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 13, 2015

Patrick Garmong reflects on our changing relationship with food and particularly our loss of connection with local foods. He shares his ideas about promoting a healthy eating culture within the community, including the school community.

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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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From Table to Farm

BY ELEANOR CHOW WATERFALL
@ VOL 47 ON NOV 29, 2018

Eleanor Chow Waterfall will be speaking about her upbringing and living in a small farming community. There will be a brief glimpse into her work as a pastry chef and about opening a business then a bit about how starting a family and working in the food industry has brought her back to the farm she grew up on.