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Egan Davis

Educator in Vancouver

They Survive and Thrive

PRESENTED ON MAY 06, 2018
IN BURNABY @ VOL 1

Our presenter, Egan Davis, explains how cacti survive and thrive in the harshest environment we can possibly imagine. His fascination about plants and his love for them have taken him to desserts all over the world. 

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Plants to Art

BY SOPHIA EPHÍMERA
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 20, 2012

Sophia Efímera uses her presentation to share her work, which uses the endemic species/plants found in the Mexican state of Baja California as material for her art. (in Spanish)

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Chicago Plant Rescue

BY LINDSEY TELFORD
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Lindsey Telford and her organization Chicago Plant Rescue find new homes for greenery that's no longer wanted in commercial spaces. 

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Pivoting to Survive and Thrive

BY CHRIS ANGELUS
@ VOL 22 ON APR 11, 2017

"I've pivoted so much I get called for traveling."

Chris Angelus has developed two businesses that focus on showcasing the people who make the Portland food scene a darling among US food cities.  Portland Food Adventures produces local events that embody the collaborative spirit of the Portland food community, and now offers the opportunity to travel with Portland chefs internationally.  Chris also produces and hosts Portland's longest-running food scene podcast, Right at the Fork, which now features a rich archives of long-form interviews with over 100 professionals, delving into their backstories and their business challenges working in our food world.

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Pickling and Fermentation: Exploring the Sensory Aesthetics of Plants

BY SHARON WANG
@ VOL 38 ON SEP 29, 2018

喜歡生命裡擁有單純的盼望與一種安定和緩慢的成長。探索植物的五感美學,同時著迷於封存季節的傳統智慧,醃漬與發酵:承載著人類飲食文化中對土地的珍愛,分享實踐和島嶼植物共同生活的自然理念。

 

Sharon enjoys having simple expectations in life along with a stable and gradual level of personal growth. Exploring the sensory aesthetics of plants, she is fascinated by traditional wisdom regarding pickling and fermentation during the harvest season. Carrying a cherishment of the land found within food culture, she shares natural concepts regarding a harmonious co-existence between practice and island vegetation. Continuing ancient methods through modern tastes, she utilizes time to create tantalizing food that is tinged with a sense of mystery.

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A Growing Passion

BY STEVE OWENS
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Steve Owens is a Nurseryman, Plant Hunter and Gardener. He holds BS and MS degrees in Horticulture from OSU and is a former Host, writer and producer of the popular TV program, Oklahoma Gardening. Steve is the author of ‘Best Garden Plants for Oklahoma’ and frequently lectures at gardening venues throughout Oklahoma and surrounding states. He and his wife Ruth are the owners of Bustani Plant Farm, a specialty nursery in Stillwater that grows and offers unique out-of-the-ordinary plants.

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The Plant World

BY EGAN DAVIS
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 24, 2018

Eagan Davis shows us that the plant world is not always pretty. When life is challenging, plants resort to desperate measures such as parasitism and carnivory to survive. Eagan will fascinate you with some examples of these marvellous plant adaptations.  

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The Paradox of the Paw Paw

BY CAROLINE CORBOY
@ VOL 48 ON DEC 12, 2018

Horticulture enthusiast Caroline Corboy introduces us to the Paw Paw.

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Survive the Apocalypse: A Fun Guide for Kids

BY TONY DEIS
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 11, 2018

What does it take to survive the apocalypse of modern childhood? Some traits are obvious: grit with the ability to functionally use a knife for all manner of forest crafts. Some are subtle: silence, strategy, and profound empathy. Together, let's explore wilderness survival, tracking, alloparenting, and other skills of the wild on a quest to help save the free-range kid from extinction.