Spring 2013

A Note From the Editor

Community Seeds French Connection!

I’m so excited that the Spring Issue is our first printed edition of Eco Community Seeds. This was a hard decision to make, but we feel here at Eco Community Seeds it is an important one. Even though printing is less sustainable in regards to reducing our carbon footprint, we believe that spreading the word to the masses who otherwise would not have access to Eco Community Seeds will offset the disadvantages. I hope you are as excited as we are and thank you for your continued readership!


  • 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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  • Mike Hall

    Mike has over 12 years of experience in culinary arts. Starting at Johnson & Wales University where he received a Bachelors in Culinary Arts. Then he worked at the Back Bay Hilton In Boston and the Popponesset Inn in Cape Cod, after that he moved to Germany for a year cooking and tasting food in Germany, France and Italy. Finally ending up at 5th Street Steakhouse in Chico CA. Read Spring Issue

  • Reanna Jackson

    I am a senior attending CSU, Chico for my last semester. I plan to be finished in the Fall of 2012 and receive a degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Special Events. I enjoy being a part of the Community Action and Volunteer program at CSU, Chico and meeting new people.Read Spring Issue

  • Jenifer Rodriguez

    Jenifer is a performance-driven and goal-oriented professional who is dedicated to make a difference one event at a time. She holds a BS degree in Recreation, Hospitality, and Park Management with a double option in Event Management and Community/Commercial Recreation. She has over 10 years of experience in the event industry. Her passion is creating beautiful events with our earth in mind and helping individuals strive toward social responsibility.Read Spring Issue

  • Kayla Cook

    Kayla is a Media Specialist for the Network for a Healthy California -Sierra Cascade Region and a writer/editor with a commitment to healthy living. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from CSU, Chico and is certified in editing and publishing Read Spring Issue

  • 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 Certificationhttp://fliptopour.comRead Spring Issue

  • 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 Spring Issue

  • Mira Herman

    Chiropractor and Acupuncturist and the formulator and manufacturer of the organic skin care line, Rosemira organics- a women-owned and operated green business. Rosemira organics is based on Doctor Herman’s decades of experience in Western and Chinese Herbal Medicine, Aromatherapy and Oriental beauty secrets.Read Spring Issue

  • 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. Read Spring Issue

  • Ken Hodge

    Ken Hodge started Hodge’s Nursery in 1986. Ken received his Bachelors degree in Agronomy as well as Pomology and Viticulture in 1979 from CSU Chico. Then he returned for his Masters degree in Ornamental Horticulture in 1987. Ken also worked through college doing landscape maintenance as well as landscape contracting in later years.Read Spring Issue

  • 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 Spring Issue

  • Morgan Ferguson

    Morgan Ferguson is a well accomplished chef at 5th Street Steakhouse. He has been in the restaurant business all his professional life and is very well rounded in a variety of different types cuisine.Read Spring Issue

  • Katie Robertson

    She is currently a senior attending CSU Chico. She plans on graduating in the Spring of 2013 with a degree in Organizational Communication Studies and a minor in Management. During her time here in Chico she was fortunate enough to be involved in CSU Chico Greek Community. This helped her get involved in multiple organizations on campus and in the community. Read Spring Issue

  • Allison Dowell

    She is a senior at CSU Chico studying communication with an emphasis on Public Affairs and a minor in Broadcasting. She will be graduating in Spring 2013 and relocating to beautiful San Diego, where I was born. She loves being involved in the community service since Chico is such a unique town with so many things to offer. Living here has also enabled me to become more eco friendly and educated on sustainability. Read Spring Issue

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    Kevin Riley

    Laura Gill

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