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Gretchen Bedell

Lady in Charge, Odd Moxie in Williamsburg

Because Chickens

PRESENTED ON OCT 17, 2015
IN WILLIAMSBURG @ VOL 14

"This is the stuff dreams are made of, which is why you should have chickens in your backyard because you can have experiences like these."

In "Because Chickens", from PechaKucha Williamsburg Vol. 14, Gretchen Bedell shares the hazards, perils, and general ridiculousness of suburban chicken keeping. She explains how her "Mexican ground parrots" as she calls them to circumnavigate the homeowners association's chicken ban. are basically just like fish for the backyard, but they lay eggs you actually want to eat. You bound to learn something interesting in this quirky PechaKucha, for example how one can actually reclaim eggs from thieving snakes. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015. 

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What are Artist’s Books

BY KAREN VERNON
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 15, 2012

Karen Vernon is a book artist living in the Blue Mountains and here she shares her passion for artist's books. The books that she displays here are individual works of art, combining aspects of traditional bookbinding with numerous other artistic disciplines. The examples chosen by Karen push the limits of what defines a book. 

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Rediscovering Simplicity

BY JEN ARBO
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 24, 2013

Jen Arbo talks about her various DIY and home grown projects, and how she came to fall in love with life outside the city.  She shows how she has, along with her husband, moved from building a chicken coop, to making everything from a new dresser, to homebrew beers, and the benefits that come from creating so much in her own house.

 
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Vanishing Sustainable Foods

BY COOKIE ROSCOE
@ VOL 25 ON SEP 20, 2013

Cookie Roscoe frequents a farmers market. There she has met some of the last fishermen who practice sustainable fishing, farmers who know how to raise giant lettuce, farmers who raise chickens that lay green eggs, and farmers who know the importance of keeping an emergency stockpile of food. She is worried that all of this is disappearing.

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Discoveries While Studying Inflammation

BY MARK COOK
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 28, 2014

Mark Cook discusses a question: Why do chickens grow faster in germfree vs. conventional environments? It was called the billion dollar problem. This investigation led directly or indirectly to discoveries such as a hairball formula for cats, a breath detection of infection for the critically ill, and much more. To date, the billion dollar chicken problem remains unsolved, but the chickens keep pointing to answers in different directions.

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Don’t Own a Chicken if You’re Allergic to Eggs (and other ways to stop sabotaging your sanity)

BY RACHEL FREDERICK
@ VOL 14 ON AUG 27, 2015

Why do you agree to meaningless tasks that take up valuable time, cause stress, and accomplish little? You’re spreading yourself too thin and you’ll be burned out in 10 years (or less). Focus on yourself first; life balance will follow.

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Neck and Neck

BY SIÔN PARKINSON
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 25, 2016

 Siôn Parkinson shares the gruesome yet fascinating history and characteristics of the ever-vital body part, the neck. With Siôn's comedic performance, this will be a presentation you won't want to miss. 

Siônis an artist, singer and producer. His performances often see him appearing in costume to invoke the voice of an animal, variously a burning elephant, a stuffed walrus, a lovelorn worm, and most recently a seal who talks and vomits. His work as a producer for Cape Farewell’s ‘Sea Change’ project took him to the Isle of Mull where he was Creative Director of Exhibitions for Comar, a role that in turn inspired his return to Dundee, the city in which he was born. He is producer of the inaugural Dundee Design Festival 2016. @sionparkinson

This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 23rd, 2017.

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Chickens at Home

BY ANNE HANSON
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 25, 2017

Anne Hanson enjoys writing and drawing and playing the piano. Unexpectedly, some chickens came to visit in 2011 and never left.

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Chickens, the gateway animal

BY ANNA HUNTER
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 14, 2017

In order to make sure her children grew up with a relationship with the land and their food this couple moved from East Vancouver to Eastern Manitoba to farm. Having never farmed before what could possibly go wrong? Anna Hunter shares.

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No You Don't Have To Refrigerate Eggs

BY REBECCA EMERSON
@ VOL 36 ON FEB 13, 2019

Rebecca Emerson presents about eggs!