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RiverFest 2017 and Bioremediation

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This week on Terra Informa, we delve into the recent EPCOR RiverFest, chat with a man who trekked the entire River Valley, and look back on an archive piece about bioremediation.

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EPCOR RiverFest

A couple of weeks ago, Edmonton had its very first River Valley festival, the EPCOR RiverFest, which ran from September 15-17, 2017. Terra Informer Jason Wang speaks with Larry Wall, Executive Director of the River Valley Alliance, the nonprofit organization who put on the event, about this community celebration of the natural treasure of the Capital Region. He also talks to Hank Van Weelden, a local adventurer who trekked the entirety of Edmonton’s river valley during the festival to raise awareness about the need to conserve this landscape, as well as the recreational activities available.

Leila Darwish on Bioremediation

In a time when spills, leaks, and environmental disasters are becoming more and more common, how do we clean up in a way that’s both reasonable and responsible? Prevention, of course, is always the best policy, but even the best laid plans go awry, and when they do, one answer is often overlooked: bioremediation. Tasmia Nishat speaks with community organizer Leila Darwish, author of Earth Repair, about the healing potential of sunflowers and oyster mushrooms backyard contamination, big spills, and everything in between.

 

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Photo by: Jeffrey Hansen-Carlson

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Leaving a Legacy: Part One

The Winter Goji Berry Hunt (photo credit: Kathryn Lennon)

The Winter Goji Berry Hunt (photo credit: Amber An)

On 7 January 2014, Terra Informa broadcast live from Edmonton’s City Hall to celebrate the 30th anniversary of our home station, CJSR 88.5 FM. This week is Part One of that show. Hear stories about artist Richie Velthuis’ delicate carvings in ice and the echoes of Chinese immigrants on Edmonton’s food culture. Join us next week for Part Two with Linda Duncan – Alberta’s sole NDP MP, an environmental lawyer, and a recurring guest on Terra Informa over the past few years.

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