Brian Rich
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How might your current work contribute to the sustainability movement?
I'm an engineer, so I have technical skills that could translate to a local manufacturing capability.
In what ways do you personally identify with the Sustainability & Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Local resource management; local community activism; living lightly on the earth; sustainable technology to improve our lives.
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
What aspects of the sustainability movement most interests you?

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At 1:22pm on March 17, 2011, Dede Amescua said…
Hi Brian.... Sounds like snails and slugs may have eaten your crop last year... we go out at night with a flash light ...and collect them... and feed to our chickens... this gets the population down! Aphids are sometimes a problem... can spray with soapy water or just wash off plants with a hose. I have tried introducing ladybugs and praying mantises.... Mostly we just try to keep the soil really healthy and then the plants are too and tend to have less bug damage. Hope this helps! Come over sometime to see the garden! Bring your kids! Did you hear we are going to have a farmer's market in the village?!
At 6:42am on February 24, 2011, Dede Amescua said…
Yes chickens! Since we live in the County and not the city of Lompoc.... we can have chickens, bees, even a goat.... if you have the room! I like your website.....some fun things!!
At 3:22pm on February 23, 2011, Dede Amescua said…

Hi Brian! Nice to hear from you and see that you have an interest in backyard gardening! It's so much fun!  You'll have to come over sometime and see our place. WE live in Vandenberg Village..... BTW did you know that a farmers' Market will be starting here soon! Check it out ........

PS  My son is going to EL Chorro in May...  Great PLace!

Take Care-- Dede

At 11:08pm on February 22, 2011, Darlene Cavallara said…

Hi Brian and welcome to the Transition California Community!  Here is a link to a page that shows other folks who live in Lompoc on this network that you can 'friend' and connect with.  We encourage members to start 'groups' and invite folks from their area to join them even if they are not necessarily an organized core team - it is a good way to become one! 

Please let us know if you need any help navigating this network and we look forward to weaving a sustainable future with ya!


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