Monthly Archives: June 2015

June 24th TED Talk – The Forest Gardener

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This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at 16 West!

Forest Gardening involves mimicking the forest to grow ecosystems for productive and ecological goals. Dan, the Forest Gardener, explains how we can do this is our own backyards and communities/urban environments.

Bonus Talk:

Since 2010, Tim and his wife have gone from a measly little tomato patch to six tenths of an acre (the equivalent of roughly 65 yards of a football field). They have planted over 50 fruit and nut trees and two dozen berry beds, set up two chicken coops and two beehives, and now have 20 neighbors actively participating in what they call their hamlet. They are growing food in the “Hawley Hamlet.” But equally important, they’re growing community. And that’s a good thing. Because given the risks climate change and extreme weather are posing to our environment, we’re going to need all the food and community the city can produce.

TEDTalks Roanoke – Wednesdays at noon. Hosted by 16 West/John Garland, moderated by Gloria Elliott (In Balance Tai Chi), and engineered by Ben Bristoll (was Compact Cinema). Only at TEDTalks Roanoke can you join with inquiring others and -if you like- lunch as you watch. For more information: Gloria at email – tedtalksroanoke (at) hotmail (dot) com

An archive of previous TED Talks shown at Compact Cinema is athttp://compactcinema.org/events/ted-talks.

June 17th TED Talk – What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t

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This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at 16 West!

“The greatest and most endangered species in the Amazon rainforest is not the jaguar or the harpy eagle,” says Mark Plotkin, “It’s the isolated and uncontacted tribes.” In an energetic and sobering talk, the ethnobotanist brings us into the world of the forest’s indigenous tribes and the incredible medicinal plants that their shamans use to heal. He outlines the challenges and perils that are endangering them — and their wisdom — and urges us to protect this irreplaceable repository of knowledge.

TEDTalks Roanoke – Wednesdays at noon. Hosted by 16 West/John Garland, moderated by Gloria Elliott (In Balance Tai Chi), and engineered by Ben Bristoll (was Compact Cinema). Only at TEDTalks Roanoke can you join with inquiring others and -if you like- lunch as you watch. For more information: Gloria at email – tedtalksroanoke (at) hotmail (dot) com

An archive of previous TED Talks shown at Compact Cinema is at http://compactcinema.org/events/ted-talks.

June 10th TED Talk – How we’re priming some kids for college — and others for prison

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Cost: FREE!

This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at 16 West!

In the United States, two institutions guide teenagers on the journey to adulthood: college and prison. Sociologist Alice Goffman spent six years in a troubled Philadelphia neighborhood and saw first-hand how teenagers of African-American and Latino backgrounds are funneled down the path to prison — sometimes starting with relatively minor infractions. In an impassioned talk she asks, “Why are we offering only handcuffs and jail time?”

TEDTalks Roanoke – Wednesdays at noon. Hosted by 16 West/John Garland, moderated by Gloria Elliott (In Balance Tai Chi), and engineered by Ben Bristoll (was Compact Cinema). Only at TEDTalks Roanoke can you join with inquiring others and -if you like- lunch as you watch. For more information: Gloria at email – tedtalksroanoke (at) hotmail (dot) com

An archive of previous TED Talks shown at Compact Cinema is at http://compactcinema.org/events/ted-talks.

June 3rd TED Talk – How we cut youth violence in Boston by 79 percent

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Cost: FREE!

This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at 16 West!

An architect of the “Boston miracle,” Rev. Jeffrey Brown started out as a bewildered young pastor watching his Boston neighborhood fall apart around him, as drugs and gang violence took hold of the kids on the streets. The first step to recovery: Listen to those kids, don’t just preach to them, and help them reduce violence in their own neighborhoods. It’s a powerful talk about listening to make change.

Bonus talk: A Baltimore-based organization committed to nurturing wellness in underserved communities through yoga and mindfulness practices.

TEDTalks Roanoke – Wednesdays at noon. Hosted by 16 West/John Garland, moderated by Gloria Elliott (In Balance Tai Chi), and engineered by Ben Bristoll (was Compact Cinema). Only at TEDTalks Roanoke can you join with inquiring others and -if you like- lunch as you watch. For more information: Gloria at email – tedtalksroanoke (at) hotmail (dot) com

An archive of previous TED Talks shown at Compact Cinema is at http://compactcinema.org/events/ted-talks.