Fall 2011

A Note From the Editor

Fall, My Favorite Season!

A September to remember.
An October full of splendor.
A November to treasure.
– La Prevenchere, Brittany, France, Entertaining Angels

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the way the weather starts cooling down and how the natural lighting changes in my house. It feels like the holidays are nearing. It’s exciting! The feeling is comparable to the anticipation I’ve felt when getting a new job or buying my first house. I knew it was going to be good, but I didn’t know what challenges may lay ahead.

This fall is no exception for the Community Seeds Eco. We’ve made a lot more changes; We believe for the better! I hope that you enjoy them as much as we loved bringing them to tuition. Here is what is happening and scheduled to happen in the months to come:

September to Remember

We launched a new look! The cover of Community Seeds Eco Magazine
now reads as Eco Community Seeds Magazine. This change was made because the magazine appeals to the masses: the masses of local communities. We are advocates of buying local and supporting local communities, all local communities. We think that the new cover better depicts the message we at Eco Community Seeds want to deliver as a periodical.

October Splendor

We will be launching our newly revised website, which will be easier to navigate and will be packed with up to date information and tips not always in the magazine.

November Treasures

November will kick off with the launch of our new web store Eco Boutique Online. It will have all kinds of eco conscious goodies: Just in time for Christmas! We hope this will help you with your holiday shopping needs. If we don’t have what you need, we are sure you will be able to find gift ideas through our new segments: Organic Solutions, Kitchen Widgets, Food Bits, Earth Friendly Beauty Products, Eco Toys For Boys, and last but not least, our advertisers.

What a great time! We thank you for your readership and hope you enjoy all of the exciting changes this season.

  • Lorianne S. Riley

    Editor-in-Chief, Owner, Publisher, Web Designer, Photographer & Wife. Lorianne holds a BS Degree in Business Administration from CSU, Chico, and is licensed as a Cosmetologist and Certified Massage Therapist.
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  • Deanna Holman

    Web Designer, Graphic Artist and Mother of Three, DeAnna holds a BS Degree in Gerontology from USC, a California Teaching Credential and Science Supplement From CSU, Chico, and an AA Degree in Liberal Studies/Photo Journalism from Grossmont College in San Diego.

  • Chisa Hidaka, MD

    Chisa began her career in modern dance while attending Barnard College, where she received her BA in Dance in 1986. As a choreographer, Chisa has presented work in a number of NYC venues, most recently through the collective Metro Movement Project. With an MD from the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Chisa has been on the research faculty of the Hospital for Special Surgery since 2001, working in the area of orthopaedics research. Bringing together her medical/science and dance training, Chisa conceived a course in experiential anatomy with dancer Mariah Maloney.
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  • Aimee Arbios

    Aimee Arbios is a California State University Chico senior from Stockton California. After college she hopes to join the Peace Corps. This is Aimee’s first published work and she is happy to be a part of an environmentally friendly magazine.
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  • Sean Delloiacono

    Sean DelloIacono has been a bartender for eight years and Is currently
    working at 5th Street Steak House in Chico Ca. He has been as active member of the Flair Bartenders’ Association since 2004 and has competed in, several national and world flair bartending competitions. He is also an active member with The Guild of Sommeliers , and is currently pursing his Sommelier Certification.read article

  • Maggi Barry

    Maggi Barry has been with the Butte Environmental Council (BEC) since
    early 2006. She has is currently the Office Manager / Project Assistant.
    Maggi has a degree from Chico State in Recreation Administration, option in Therapeutic Recreation and also took a variety of classes addressing environmental sustainability. She worked for Chico Natural Foods for over a decade where she learned about sustainable/organic food production. Maggi has lived in the Chico area since 1978. To learn more about BEC, visit www.becprotects.org.read article

  • Julia Murphy

    Julia Murphy is an Education and Outreach Assistant at the Butte Environmental Council. She wrote a column on environmental issues, “Green Light”, for the Synthesis for two and a half years and currently is happily freelancing. See her woefully neglected blog at http://vivalamonkeyface.blogspot.com/ .read article

  • Gerard Maione and Seth Weisser

    WGACA has become a renowned name in the vintage clothing industry since the opening of its SoHo store. With over 17 years of experience collecting and selling vintage, the co-founders expanded and opened a second retail store in Hollywood, CA, created a wholesale division and developed an appointmentonly Archive in New Jersey to service the fashion industry.
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  • Stephanie McHugh

    An intern while studying Orgnaizational Communication and Broadcasting at CSU Chico and will be graduating this year. She enjoys the outdoors and takes full advantage of the beautiful parks within the Chico community. She has a passion for sustainabiltiy and strives to live a completely eco-friendly lifestyle.

  • Dr Deepak Acharya

    A microbiologist turned ethnobotanist, a herbal hunter and Director of
    Abhumka Herbal Pvt Ltd (www.abhumka.com), Ahmedabad, India. He has been involved in scouting, documentation and validation of indigenous herbal practices of indigenous healers in Patalkot (www.patalkot.com) and Dangs. He can be contacted at deepak@patalkot.com.
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  • Morgan Palilla

    I’m senior currently attending CSU, Chico. I’m aiming to graduate in
    December of 2011, and receive my degree in Communication Studies and Marketing. I was involved in Gamma Phi Beta sorority for the past four years, and held many small leadership roles.
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  • Dr Sanjay Pawar

    A Botanist involved in documentation of indigenous herbal practices in
    Patalkot. He has written several herb research based popular articles (sanjay@patalkot.com).read article

  • Kayla Cook

    Kayla Cook is an assistant media coordinator/writer for the Network for a Healthy California—Sierra Cascade Region and can be reached at kcook@healthcollaborative.org. For CalFresh information, call 877-847-3663.
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  • Pamala Geisel

    Pamala holds a M.S. and a B.S. in Plant Science from California State
    University, Fresno. Pam is currently the Academic Coordinator for the
    Statewide Master Gardener Program, University of California, Davis. Pam has been published in many academic journals and publications.
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