LOUISVILLE Search Results: “growers”

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Searching Out the World's Rarest Chocolate

@ VOL 15 ON APR 14, 2015

"Lima is home to over 150 different micro-climates and located very close to the ecquator, and this makes it a pretty damn fine place to grow cacoa." 

In Searching Out the World's Rarest Chocolate from PechaKucha Night Louisville Vol. 15Erika Chavez-Graziano recounts her travel to a remote region of Peru on a quest to find "Fortunado #4", the world's rarest cacao. Once thought to be extinct, a lone tree, from which Furtunado #4 comes, was recently re-discovered, and having come back from the dead, now serves as the mother tree for the continuation of this rare chocolate.

Watch this "PechaKucha of the Day" from Wednesday from May 6, 2015.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “growers”


Louisville @ Fresh Start Growers Supply
Sep 18, 2012


Nanaimo @ Nanaimo Yacht club
Oct 29, 2016


Sacramento @ Uptown Studios
Jan 18, 2018


Albany, NY @ Opalka Gallery/The Sage Colleges
Mar 01, 2019


Panjim @ AND SO
Jul 05, 2019


Bratislava @ Gallery Cvernovka
Jul 17, 2019

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Growing Sustainable Students

@ VOL 4 ON AUG 27, 2015

Frostburg State University works in ways to create a sustainable way of life with composting, water run off, improving local growers and policy, creating partnerships and more! Check out this presentation to see some of their projects and cool ways to stay sustainable! 

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Infusco Coffee Roasters

@ VOL 1 ON APR 09, 2016

Rich Siri is a philanthropist/entrepreneur working through the coffee supply chain world wide. His PechaKucha "Infusco Coffee Roasters" tells his story of launching a small coffee production company in Sawyer Michigan that led him to coffee growers in Africa and Central America to find sustainable agriculture.

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Growing Tasty Futures

@ VOL 28 ON JUL 06, 2016

Andthen is a design led futures research studio, interested in how changing values, and social shifts will influence the immaterial and material designed environment. Growing Tasty Futures is an ongoing series of workshops produced in collaboration with Odd Studio and The University of Glasgow. Running the workshops with urban growers, academics and policy makers, they aim to engender a discussion around the role of Urban Growing in future local food networks, help participants visualise future scenarios and help define strategies for realising the created futures.

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Backyard Farms and Ethical Groceries

@ VOL 20 ON APR 05, 2017

Be inspired by the the work of Ben Sirl and Renae who are champions of urban agriculture and ethical grocery and have set up a small ethical grocery store in Palmwoods on the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast (Australia). For the past 4 years they have been running their ‘Backyard Farms Project’. Coming from a previous life working in broad acre agriculture industry and high density urbanised areas, Ben was witness to the destruction of our rural lands and rise of urban environments. Through the Backyard Farms Project, he and Renae encourage urban agriculture through inviting customers to bring in high quality excess produce in exchange for other grocery items. Ben feels a sense of urgency and responsibility to share their experiences in the hope it may seed change for other communities as well. 

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Local Nourishment

@ VOL 3 ON NOV 09, 2017

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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The Power of the Grocery Dollar

@ VOL 5 ON MAR 06, 2018

Melissa Weyland works at Organic Valley where she oversees 100 farms across Wisconsin. As a farmer, Melissa witnesses the impact that the food supply chain has on our economy and culture. Her talk is on 'The Power of the Grocery Dollar.'


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Growing Chefs

@ VOL 47 ON NOV 29, 2018

Merri will begin the presentation, sharing a bit about her upbringing in the Kootenays and her early years as a chef. She will talk about the disconnect she observed and how this brought her to starting Growing Chefs! - "Most people had no idea where their food came from. Local food systems, producers, growers, and ecosystems were a mystery to most. I didn’t quite have the vocabulary to express it, but I knew something about our food system wasn’t right.”

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Art of the Growler

@ VOL 7 ON APR 05, 2019

Anyone can fill a growler, but not everyone can fill their growler with custom made artwork. Unless of course, you contact Tim Carlburg. Tim has been making one of a kind growlers for people and breweries across the globe finding a niche in a market powered by people ready for their next fill of craft beer. His ingenuity and craftsmanship are what make Tim's business one of a kind, just like his growlers.

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Weekend Flowers

@ VOL 49 ON JUN 27, 2019

Kate Freeman grows flowers for the purpose of using them in her homespun floral design studio. Weekend Flowers was bred out of creative interest, but Kate also considers environmental sustainability at every step. She thinks there is an opportunity to appreciate flowers grown locally for attributes other than the standards set by the global industry. Kate will be talking about a few of her favourites, as well as some of the quirks that come along with doing a country thing in the city.

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PKN Victoria Vol. 5

Victoria held its PechaKucha Night Vol. 5 earlier this month, and here we have a report on the event courtesy of co-organizer Elisa Yon. We also include the posters and flyer that were produced for the event, and you'll find the list of presenters with links on the official event page. PechaKucha Night Victoria Vol. 5 on February 10, 2011 was another lovely evening of inspiring presentations from locally sourced designers, documentary filmmakers, and visual artists. The Victoria Event Centre played host to about 150 people in the audience. After 5 volumes, 60 presentations, 1200 slides, and over 700 people who have attended our events, we feel very humbled by the experience. The poster design for Vol. 5 was kindly provided by choliDESIGN, a small but talented group of design professionals who have recently embarked on a new project called the Get Fresh Guide, connecting local eaters with growers, producers, suppliers and supporters of fresh, local foods on Vancouver Island. 

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Discovering Tokyo in a Day and Groceries that Produce Music

Presentations Jean-Paul Toonen is the organizer of PKN Maastricht, and in this presentation done in Tokyo (Vol. 94), he walks us through one of his days spent visiting our dear city, sharing funny observations about the way that Tokyo (and Japan) can appear to a foreigner. All photos were taken the day before the PKN. In this presentation (in Dutch, from PKN Amersfoort Vol. 6), Leo van der Veen walk us through his way of thinking, in this case, by showing how he created a barrel organ by using an old church organ that has been rammed with an iron in order to rotate it -- and it still makes great music. Do you know how groceries sound? Your daily yoghurt? A pack of cereal? Peanut butter? Each barcode can be scanned with Leo's tool, to then reveal its own voice. Posters Yesterday we shared a flyer image for the upcoming PKN Guatemala City Vol. 2, and today's addition to the Tumblr blog is a proper poster for the event, which is taking place on August 4.  Photos PechaKucha founders Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein were being interviewed today in their office (Klein Dytham architecture) for a magazine, and here's a quick shot as they were posing for a proper photo for the article. The setup surrounding them reveals the equipment used to record the greeting videos they always prepare and send to PKN city organizers for their first event, and for the city's Vol. 20.  Calendar What can you expect over the weekend? First, on Friday, we have the following four events: PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 10, PKN Pune Vol. 5, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 4, and PKN Tbilisi Vol. 2. On Saturday, we have PKN Latina Vol. 2, PKN Salt Spring Island Vol. 3, and PKN San Juan (Argentina) Vol. 7. Sunday will finish us off with PKN Shenzhen Vol. 11 and PKN Mendoza Vol. 5.

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A Local Food Project

Do you know where the ingredients in your food come from?  Local chef Alex Davies 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. In "A Local Food Project" from PKN Christchurch Vol. 18, we see that Alex 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.

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A Local Food Project

"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.