Past Kalispell Event: VOL 1

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April 19, 2017
@ Kalispell Brewing Company

In the first Kalispell Pechakucha, we will explore how the land and ecology around the Flathead Valley has guided the thoughts and passions of our community. From composting to conservation, our presenters will help you to see our surroundings in new ways and perhaps inspire you to take your outdoor interests beyond your expectations. 

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Landscapes for Better Living

@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Kurt Vomfell shares his passion for Landscape Architecture and the subtleties behind site design, planning and vegetation. He gives us an insiders look at how landscape architects go about creating outdoor spaces that fit harmoniously with structures the surrounding lanscape.

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Connecting People Through Trails

@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Grete Gansauer shares her experience in helping to coordinate and build a large trail network around Kalispell, Montana. She describes her efforts to coordinate funraising and land purchases for conservation and public access, and inspires us all to get out and volunteer.

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Helping Birds in The Big Sky

@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Mikayla Smith shares the serendipitous story of how her curiosity of large birds led her to care for and rehabilitate injured or sick birds of prey at Montana Wild Wings.

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Dedication to the Land

@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Cliff Kipp tells us about his lifelong affinity for the outdoors and how that has impacted his life. While discussing different perspectives on land use, Cliff shows us how his passion for conservation has grown into a full-time career working with young people to preserve Montana's wild places. 

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The Beauty of Compost

@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Alissa LaChance explores the ecology and complexity of good soil and rich compost for gardens and agriculture. This informative PK gives an in depth perspective on why we should care about good dirt and how this lead to the creation of her new business, Dirt Rich.

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Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness

@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

"In my experience, the beauty of the wilderness is the solitude and the simplicity."

In Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness from Pechakucha Night Kalispell Vol.1, Photographer Mandy Mohler takes us on her solo journey through Montana's Bob Marshall wilderness on horseback. She shares how this trip and her experience in nature has impacted her artwork and perspective on the outdoors. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 19th, 2017. 

Mandy Mohler
Photographer, Field Guide Designs in Kalispell
Kurt Vomfell
Landscape Architect, Terra Designworks in Kalispell
Alissa LaChance
DIRT Rich LLC. in Columbia Falls
Cliff Kipp
MT Conservation Corps in Kalispell, MT
Grete Gansauer
Montana Wilderness Association in Kalispell, MT
Mikayla Smith
Human Resources Trainer, Whitefish Credit Union in Whitefish, MT