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VOL 49

June 27, 2019
@ Vancouver Playhouse

PECHAKUCHA NIGHT VOL.49 
JUNE 27th • VANCOUVER PLAYHOUSE

Lobby doors open at 6:30; show starts at 7:30.

TICKETS: 
Tickets go on sale next Thursday, May 16th at 10am through Eventbrite. pknvan49.eventbrite.ca

HOSTS:
Marianne Amodio - Principal Architect, MA+HG
Caroline Boquist - Co-owner, Walrus

PRESENTERS:
Anna McMillan - Co-owner, The Garden Strathcona
Camille Flanjak - Director & Workshop Facilitator, MuseumEats
Jason MacIsaac - Master Distiller, Sheringham Distillery
Madelaine Clerk - Co-owner & Farmer, City Beet Farm
Melissa Cartwright, Mellifera Bees
Nicole Dextras - Environmental Artist
Nicole Preissl - Indigenous Plant Walk / Weaving 
Pedro Villalon - Co-Founder & Tea Hunter, o5 Tea
Shira McDermott - Co-founder & Creative Director, Flourist 

With more announcements to come!

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Creating The Garden

BY ANNA MCMILLAN
@ VOL 49 ON JUN 27, 2019

Anna McMillan describes her journey leading to the opening of The Garden and all the things that inspired her along the way.

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My Teacher, the Mushroom

BY CAMILLE FLANJAK
@ VOL 49 ON JUN 27, 2019

Camille Flanjak is a facilitator who uses play, hands-on exercises, thoughtful discussion, and lots of weird metaphors to connect people with food and land. Under the inspiration of the ‘mycelial web’ Camille and her students connect with the earth, deepen their relationships and practice self-interrogation and intersectional compassion. Mushrooms called her into the gateway of the natural world at a very young age, and this presentation is the story of why she finds them so compelling.

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From Cultivation to Consumption: The Cannabis Journey

BY EMMA ANDREWS
@ VOL 49 ON JUN 27, 2019

What should cannabis consumers (from the canna-curious to the canna-confident) care about when it comes to the cannabis supply chain and consumption experience? A journey from cultivation through to consumption as told through the perspective of Emma Andrews, a Holistic Nutritionist and canna-enthusiast, who pivoted her career into the emerging legal cannabis economy. Cannabis shares a lot more commonalities with our food system than you may think!

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Weekend Flowers

BY KATE FREEMAN
@ VOL 49 ON JUN 27, 2019

Kate Freeman grows flowers for the purpose of using them in her homespun floral design studio. Weekend Flowers was bred out of creative interest, but Kate also considers environmental sustainability at every step. She thinks there is an opportunity to appreciate flowers grown locally for attributes other than the standards set by the global industry. Kate will be talking about a few of her favourites, as well as some of the quirks that come along with doing a country thing in the city.

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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.

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A Dressing the Future

BY NICOLE DEXTRAS
@ VOL 49 ON JUN 27, 2019

Nicole Dextras creates all sorts of characters in her shared studio on Granville Island. She worked for 10 years as a set and costume designer for local theatre companies and she eventually found her true passion in environmental art and working with ephemeral plant-based materials. Her process is driven by experimentation and she is known for working with unconventional materials. “While it may be impractical to wear clothing made from leaves, our future depends on the growth of sustainable resources.”

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Walking With My Ancestors

BY NICOLE PREISSL
@ VOL 49 ON JUN 27, 2019

Nicole Preissl, an Indigenous designer from Vancouver takes us along her journey in discovering her relationship to the land and its stories. Nicole shares the culture and history of the First Peoples through interactive walks along the streets of False Creek. She uses rope-making with plant materials as a way to connect participants with the land around them and each other. In the end, these are not to be read as utilitarian tools, but tools for the transportation of stories.

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One Girl and a Plant

BY PEDRO VILLALON
@ VOL 49 ON JUN 27, 2019

Twenty years ago, Pedro Villalon's deal with a girl kicked off a journey across mountains and villages; it also started a deep relationship with a certain plant that quenches the thirst of billions of people.

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Flourist

BY SHIRA MCDERMOTT
@ VOL 49 ON JUN 27, 2019

Shira McDermott is a Vancouver-based business owner who mills her own flour.

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