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Deidre Ritsche

Realtor / Blogger, Border City Living / Vision Realty in Windsor

Border City Living

PRESENTED ON MAY 31, 2017
IN WINDSOR @ VOL 2

Deidre Ritsche is incredibly passionate about the Windsor Essex-County community and has created a blog to connect with all of her favourite local people, places and things.

She belives that in order to thrive, we need to cherish our neighbourhoods and nurture our local businesses. She encourages everyone to get out and explore!

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Celebrating Local Design

BY UEPPA!! DISEÑO
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 12, 2012

Eva Giraldo and Karolina Tobon are two young designers-turned-entrepreneurs who hold a periodical design fair for local creators to sell their products. (In Spanish)

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Garden City 2.0

BY BAILEY PERYMAN
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Bailey Peryman talks about his social enterprise GardenCity 2.0 which aims at building local systems that focuses on the production and distribution of locally grown food. He wants people to become aware that in order to be healthy you need healthy food which is hard to find in today's society. 

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Crowdfund Georgia: Love Local? Invest Local!

BY JEFFREY BEKIARES
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 18, 2014

As partners in SparkMarketJeffrey Bekiares and Megan Johnson explain how they connect local investors with local businesses here in Georgia. Their succesful startup has helped fund many other local businesses in the community.

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Reactivating the NoLi Neighborhood

BY RICHARD YOUNG
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 16, 2014

Richard Young, with the North Limestone Community Development Corporation, presents on their work to transform a disinvested neighborhood in Lexington, Kentucky. Showcasing the power to rehabilitate neighborhoods by asking what the neighborhood wants and needs, and then delivering.

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Russell Renaissance

BY HAVEN HARRINGTON
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 16, 2014

Haven Harrington discusses ideas and initiatives to revitalize the Russell Neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky. He begins with a short history of the over 100 year old community, then focuses on its current state.

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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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Bee Local

BY DAMIAN MAGISTA
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 22, 2015

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Your World Means Nothing: Living as a local in rural Kyrgyzstan

BY STEVE SMITH
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 17, 2017

Steve Smith presents a photo essay on rural Kyrgyzstan, a place he is lucky enough to visit and photograph often.  There, he typically embeds with village families for several months and lives as a local.  Working both in medium format film and digital, he works to tell the story of a land and people who live as if time stood still.

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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.