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Gretchen Boyer

Farm Hands Nourish the Flathead in Kalispell

Local Nourishment


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.

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A Local Food Project

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

"Understanding what grows under your nose is liberating, exciting, and educational." 

In A Local Food Project from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 18, Local chef, Alex Davies shares how he uses produce foraged and sourced from only the Canterbury region. Since working with seasonal foods, his menu changes daily depending on what he has each day. He develops relationships with his growers and can always tell you the story of where your food came from that day. He now operates an open kitchen at a local cafe and wine bar called Shop Eight.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 18th, 2017. 

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Mighty Fine Farm and Food

@ VOL 15 ON APR 14, 2015

"Eating and feeding and food is not what we do to sustain life, it is life. We make it meaningful when we make it a life moment instead of a pitstop."

In Mighty Fine Farm and Food, from PechaKucha Night LouisvilleVol. 15 Steve Paradis matter-of-factly discusses the importance of good food in all its aspects. An acute intelligence and subtle profoundness shines though his down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach to good, honest, down-home food, farming, and health.

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Organic Farm

@ VOL 11 ON JUN 12, 2014

Organic farmer Rob Simmons belives that organic can feed the world, not the economic system, and the small scale organic farming is the way to go. Human scale system is more efficient than a big mechanised scale farm in many ways and very rewarding.

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Our food source - local or industrial

@ 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.

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Weston A. Price

@ VOL 13 ON OCT 20, 2016

Rene Erhardt is a naturopath and nutritionist with a background in organic food production and the local chapter leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

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The Importance of Nitrogen

@ VOL 3 ON NOV 09, 2017

Heather Estrada Ph.D, is a professor and director of Agriculture and Integrated Food Systems at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana. She shares with us the importance of nitrogen in our food systems and how it can both help and hinder our environment. 

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Local Food and Healthy Kids

@ VOL 3 ON NOV 09, 2017

Jenny Montague has a unique passion for bringing healthy lunches to schools and rethinking the way we feed kids in the lunch line. 

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Small Farm Life

@ VOL 3 ON NOV 09, 2017

Pam Gerwe has owned Purple Frog Gardens in Whitefish, Montana since 1991. She shares her experience of owning a small organic farm and how Purple Frog Gardens has learned to embrace the community to promote healthy food and farming.

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Eat Local July

@ VOL 40 ON AUG 01, 2019

Simone Bensdorp is an artist and teacher with a passion for food and sustainability. For the month of July, she has committed to only eating food grown and produced within 200 km of her home! Known as 'Eat Local July', this experiment aims to change personal eating habits, start real conversations about food, and celebrate local produce. In this Pechakucha, Simone will share what she has learnt this July, from the challenges to the triumphs.