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PechaKucha Presentation

Food and Agriculture Education in Floral Expo

PRESENTED ON OCT 20, 2018
IN TAIPEI @ VOL 39

archicake 企劃總監。讀中文系的人,清華大學畢業、北京大學碩士。作為中文人研究宋代詩學理論,參與中央研究院文哲所明代詞學計畫、英國漢學圖書計畫;投身文化創意產業後主持2015-16 台北街角遇見設計、國際設計師駐村專案、基隆傑出藝術家調查及專書出版計畫。烹煮以明志,背包以致遠,養四貓而安居。

 

Planning Director at Archicake, Weizhen graduated with a B.A from National Tsing Hua University, and a M.A from Peking University. She worked as a researcher of literature, thought, and philosophy of the Song period, and participated in a Ming Dynasty Poetry Program, and Sinological Studies II in the U.K with Academia Sinica’s Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy.

Weizhen switched gears in 2015 – 2016, shifting her artistic attention to the cultural and creative industry, which led her on a series of adventures - Meet Taipei: Design, International Designers in Residence, Keelung Artist Roster, and book publications.

Weizhen believes that a messy kitchen is a sign of happiness, and that the world can be explored with just a knapsack on her back. When at home, her four foster cats keep the world out and her heart anchored in a corner of quiet.

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Ecology as a Model for Agriculture

BY FRANICS THICKE
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 02, 2013

Francis Thicke explains what agriculture and ecology have in common. He assures that we can utilize ecology in order to create more sustainable agriculture.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 2, 2014.

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Aquaponics

BY AUSTIN LITTRELL
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Austin Littrell utilizes aquaponics - a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics - to increase use and awareness of urban agriculture. In the wake of industrial agriculture, which often involves genetically modified crops and liberal use of pesticides, we need new techniques to grow accessible, affordable, and healthy food. 

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Earth School

BY BARBARA SARBIN
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 29, 2013

Educator Barbara Sarbin created Earth School as a way to provide a place where children could learn by interacting directly with nature. Earth School has evolved into a farm-based education program with a focus on sustainable living practices. 

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Can of Worms

BY ANGIE CHONG
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 10, 2014

Angie Chong talks about the origin and growth of her passion for agriculture and how it has affected her. She first started out with just a can of worms but she ended with an entire garden.

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Design-Build Education: Creating a New Education Center for Beardsley Community Farm

BY JENNIFER AKERMAN
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 06, 2015

Presented with Bud Archer and Bailey Green. 

Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design will present on the benefits of design-build education as illustrated by an innovative new building being created for Beardsley Community Farm in Knoxville—a non-profit urban demonstration farm promoting food security and sustainable agriculture. Design-build education through architectural design courses at UT enabled making a building that reinforces Beardsley’s mission. The new structure will operate as a teaching tool helping farm staff and volunteers more effectively engage the public about the benefits of local sustainable farming. It also creates significant public spaces for the benefit of the community at large.

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Community Supported Agriculture

BY HANNAH ESTABROOK
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Hannah Estabrook is a current Grade 12 student at Citadel High School who is passionate about environmental awareness, community development, and sustainable food systems. She is an avid home cook, outdoor adventurer and progressive knitter. In the future, Hannah hopes to study Human Geography at the University of Victoria, and pursue a career in urban planning.

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Second Harvest

BY ANGELIE MICHAUD
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Prior to moving to Canada in 2007, Angelie Michaud worked for as community development worker with the Philippine government and international funding institutions. Advocated development projects for the poorest communities in the highland region of the Cordillera thru community participation and human rights-based programming.

This method exerts its effort to integrate services in agriculture, education, nutrition and social services as decided by the community independently. In Canada I first worked in a shelter in Calgary assisting people in crisis, homeless, rehab clients, and parolees that changed the face of poverty in a 1st world country. I moved to Fredericton, NB; Victoria, AB, Halifax, NS; briefly in Rimouski, QC and back to Halifax, NS. I am currently working for Scotiabank. 

Angelie is also the organizer of Second Harvest to aimed to support organic farming, advocate zero waste on crops by sharing info on edible parts of vegetables that is commonly thrown away. 

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Found: Gathering and Sharing Forgotten Food

BY LYDIA WELSH
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Most often, Lydia Welsh can be found eating, preparing, or thinking about food. She is awe struck by how beautiful food can be, and dreams of connecting people to nature through appreciation for their food. Her interest in food security and food systems began after taking a course on beekeeping and becoming a hobby beekeeper. Halifax became her home after completing a bachelor of education with a focus in environmental education. Through a placement at the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre Lydia met many inspiring people who create positive change in their communities and to our food system. Since then she has connected with countless beautiful, kind, and creative people, and she looks forward to meeting many more.

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Food as Medicine

BY NARAYAN NIROULA
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Narayan Niroula is from Bhutan. He came from Goldhap, Nepal to Halifax 5 years ago and has been volunteering at Common Roots for the past 3 years.