Winter 2011

A Note From the Editor

 Happy Holidays !

The holiday season is a time to be thankful and to spend memorable moments with friends and family. It is also a time to shop ‘til you drop! With that being said, the staff at Eco Community Seeds wants to thank you again for being part of our extended family. As our gift to you and a heart filled “thank you,” we put this issue together while focusing on holiday solutions. We hope it helps in accommodating a little relief attached to the stressful task related to the exhausting
holiday hustle. The Winter issue is designed to be the designated guide to a greener holiday season. This issue will aid you with finding:

  • Family outings
  • Gift wrapping solutions
  • Gift ideas
  • New Year’s venues
  • As well as festive food and spirt recipes

We hope you enjoy this issue and that it will be useful in helping with the decision process, so that you can enjoy your holidays to they’re fullest, stress free.

  • 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.

  • Aimée Sunseri

    Aimee graduated from the University of California, Davis, with honors in
    Viticulture and Enology. She then immediately began to prepare for New
    Clairvaux’s first “crush,” relying on years of field experience at her family’s wineries, Nichelini Family Winery in St. Helena and Boeger Winery in Placerville. As a fifth-generation Californian winemaker, Aimee continues to work for the Nichelini Family Winery and the 60-acre vineyard her greatgreat-grandfather and great-grandfather planted in the foothills of St. Helena. http://www.newclairvauxvineyard.comread article

  • Lev Kilun

    Owner of Lev’s Original. Emigrat from Uzbekistan, Russia and a back ground as a telecommunications engineer. Is committed to freshness at every step of the process while brewing his kombucha. http://www.levsoriginal.comread article

  • 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

  • Nathan Lyon

    Chef Nathan Lyon is known for his simple, innovative cuisine featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients. Chef and co-host of Growing A Greener World (PBS), Nathan was the creator and host of A Lyon in the Kitchen (Discovery Health and Fit TV), and among the final four on the second season of The Next Food Network Star.
    www.chefnathanlyon.com.read article

  • Dr Anshu Shrivastava

    We at Abhumka Herbal are working on translation of tribal’s traditional herbal knowledge. Botanical Survey of India, Jodhpur was my learning institute where I was associated with the studies of floral elements of Ranthambhore – a famous tiger habitat… in India. .read article

  • Lily Liebenberg

    Owns Konjo boutique. Konjo is Funky Cool and carries one of a kind pieces for all ages.read article

  • 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.
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  • 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

  • Geralyn Sheridan

    Studied at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and Revere Academy Masters Symposium with world class designers. She has been featured in GIA’s Loupe magazine . She also trained at the Drouhard National Jeweler’s School earning certificates in jewelry repair and advanced diamond setting.read article

  • 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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      •Size- articles be no more than two pages, typed (roughly under 1000

      •Content- Suggestions for content include: an informational piece, a narrative, an interview, a book review or a how-to. If you are a business owner, articles may not be an ad and should not contain the business name, unless it is for the local business section of the magazine. Please email with any questions regarding this issue. If you are interested in purchasing advertising, please see our media kit.

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      •Bio- Include a 2-3 sentence bio and self photo (if possible) for the Contributor’s page.

      •Where to Send- Please email articles and photos to Lorianne S. Riley at: info@communityseeds.com. You may also mail a disc to Community Seeds Magazine, 1035 Village Lane, Chico, CA 95926. Please email any questions you may have.

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