Past Townsville Event: VOL 5

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Food waste and the up-cycled FruitCycle

@ VOL 5 ON JUN 05, 2014

 Rike Wolf, founder of the Food Rescue Initiative Townsville talks about food waste and the up-cycled FruitCycle, making tasty rescue smoothies. One third of the world's food, in rich developed countries, unfortunately is thrown out. Rike and her team are working to save all the food that is perfectly good for consumption, and donating it to those in need. To raise awareness, Rika has built a bike that can blend smoothies, which will hopefully encourage others to think before they throw out any types of food. 

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@ VOL 5 ON JUN 05, 2014

Rebecca Ryan is president of the Townsville Bicycle User Group (BUG).  She has worked and travelled extensively, immersing herself in other cultures, learning their languages and falling in love with the people and places.  But there is no place like home.

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North Australian Agriculture

@ VOL 5 ON JUN 05, 2014

North Australia is agog with talk of an agricultural expansion and becoming Asia's food bowl. Is itreally that simple? 

Keith Noble describes the ups and downs of getting into the agricultre field. Australia will be the leading country feeding Asia by 2020, but will face problems in the fact that the northern regions are the only parts that can be farmed, but face natural disasters continuously, while the rest of the country is desert and or inhabitable. 

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Ceramic travels

@ VOL 5 ON JUN 05, 2014

Karissa Chase is a Townsville girl who fled the city after graduating from high school, moved to Brisbane to study ceramics and hasn't looked back. After deciding to be a potter at the young age of 16, Karissa pursued her dream to do so. After graduating art college in Australia, America gave her the opportunity for love and the chance to introduce her ceramic work. Working with either the wheel or a rolling pin, each piece is not only cute, but how fortunate Karissa is to do what she loves. 

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From Image to Realisation

@ VOL 5 ON JUN 05, 2014

Architect Bob Clayton tells us about the design and construction of a single room weekender at Paluma. He speaks about lacking the funds to have builders construct the home, and refusing to take out loans to do so. This necessitated that he build the house himself -- and that's just what he did. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 27, 2014.

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Sea ports, rocks and birds

@ VOL 5 ON JUN 05, 2014

Starting a sea port armour stone quarry and how it can be relatively good for the environment and Black Throated Finch. Townsville local, Martin Gledhill, goes into depth on perserving the wild life at Sea Port, and perserving the natural beauty for generations to come. 

Sandy McCathie
Sustainability Consultant, ecoSAVVY in Townsville
Rebecca Ryan
Radiographer, QLD Health in Townsville
Keith Noble
Rural Planner and interested person
Bob Clayton
in Townsville
Karissa Chase
Ceramic Artist in Townsville
Rike Wolf
Food Rescue Initiative in Townsville
martin gledhill
in Townsville
David Sewell
in Townsville