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What kind of place is Hokkaido? Impressions of heaven, earth and people of the northern island over five years

PRESENTED ON OCT 12, 2018
IN SAPPORO @ VOL 3

北海道ってどんなところ? —上陸5年で垣間見た蝦夷ヶ島の天地人: Akio Imamura 今村彰生 

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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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Wild Foraging in Northern Forests

BY STEPH ST. LAURENT
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 13, 2014

Steph St. Laurent's formative years were spent in the deep woods, learning the sights and sounds of life in the great outdoors. Despite his busy city life as a filmmaker, he still spends as much time in our northern forests as he can. Steph offers some insight into which plants and berries to seek out. Foraging is, and will always be close to his heart.

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Heaven is a Garden

BY JAN JOHNSEN
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 28, 2014

In "Heaven is a Garden" From PechaKucha Night Garrison Vol. 7, Jan Johnsen tells us all about her love for beautiful gardens. She states that being in nature enhances our well-being, and encourages everyone to transform their yards into places of serenity. Jan emphasizes the importance of finding one’s niche within these delightful, natural spaces. 

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Northern Ireland: The land of cutting-edge knee surgery

BY TOM HEDLEY
@ VOL 4 ON JUN 26, 2015

Why is Ireland (the island) divided? What cuased the chaos that we know as The Troubles?  Has Northern Ireland really moved on since the peace agreement?  What does the future hold for Northern Ireland?

Tom Hedley, a student from N Ireland, gives a brief insight into the unique situation in this country, addressing the difficult and often very complex issues that define this curious little part of the world.

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Impressions from Pro Pro Pro 2016

BY HANITA KOBLENTS
@ VOL 22 ON NOV 10, 2016

After being Halifax’s Active Transportation Coordinator for 8 years, Hanita recently started a new job with the city focussed on Streetscapes. She went to Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place to help get herself inspired about the placemaking possibilities of streets, while indulging her passion for making them better for walking and bicycling.

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Love of Wine

BY MICK NIPPARD
IN SAPPORO

Mick Nippard shares his love of great wines that he has sourced over the years runing his wine import business based in Hokkaido, Japan.

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Making of “Heaven Stood Still:” A Work in Progress

BY LARRY LOCKE
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Larry Locke has been working on a new film for over seven years and it is not finished yet. The key parts are the subject- singer Willy DeVille and his life story and the people he has met in the process  (like the late Ben E King, Peter Wolf from J Geils band, Marshall Crenshaw and many others). His story explains how the making of the movie has become its own story full of ups and downs spread across three continents with a deep connection to Connecticut.

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Hokkaido forests from an artist's perspective

BY ELEN AVERIS
@ VOL 3 ON OCT 12, 2018

Elen describes her experience of discovering Hokkaidos forest and the art work inspired by it.

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Exploring the Forests of Hokkaido

BY BEN AVERIS
@ VOL 3 ON OCT 12, 2018

Ben Averis describes his current project in Hokkaido and how Hokkaido forests differ from forests in the UK.