Back in February, the University of Tennessee asked us to speak at their local TEDx event. Myself, as an artist-turned-small-business-owner, and Rebecca as a soil-scientist-agronimist-historian. As it usually happen when we overbook ourselves, things got even more interesting. Becca's sister went into labor that morning, so she literally jumped in a car after her talk to drive up to DC. But you'd never know it from her calm, cool, collectedness. I, on the other hand, have no excuse for my nervous voice and constant use of the phrase "really interesting."
Soil Science, Soul Science by Becca Harman
"Can we avoid human conflict by taking care of our shared lands? Becca Harman thinks the soil beneath our feet holds the answer to the conflicts that divide us. Her talk explores what's standing in the way of protecting the landscapes that strengthen communities."
Hipster Entrepreneurs and the Maker Movement by David Harman
"David Harman asks the question, 'How do we learn to make again?' In his talk, David shares his perspective on how local maker movements are creating an awareness of the heritage behind goods and services we use every day and benefiting local economies. Looking at ways to bridge the gap between established industry and local business start ups, David shares models for incorporating local artisan products in existing industry marketplaces. David shares the idea that embracing maker culture can build a stronger community."