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Dale L.

Location:

Glenmont, OH
Hometown: Glenmont

Member since:

November 18, 2012

What is your ideal living situation in regards to self-sufficiency/sustainability?

Raising vegetables, fruits & chickens in my back yard. The food supply chain is too long. We need to get local and what could be better than using your own yard? No more GMO seed or plants. Get real food by growing your own. Organic spinach had 1457 PPM of iron when industrial grade commercial spinach had 47 PPM. Glycophase is a chelating agent that's why there are few minerals in non-organic stuff you get at the big box. No roundup=better food.

What are your main areas of interest?

Gardening, greenhouses, recycling, regeneration. I am working with some African groups to initiate a food security program in West Africa. We need the same approach in Columbus and the big cities that have bare lots, decaying housing, and hopelessness for the idle youth. I'd like to see new approaches to renovating old houses with sustainability in mind. Problem is there is no funding. I am very interested in the organization of cooperatives where people work together to build communities and personal lives. We set one up a year ago.

What, if any, are your areas of expertise that you could help others learn?

I have been gardening for 72 years. I quit for a few years but necessity is the mother of invention. When I hurt my back I learned how to grow standing up...no bending, no stooping, very little work. I have learned a lot about growing smart food. Check us out at www.mikriscoop.com

What is your main reason for joining this group?

I have some simple solutions to backyard gardening that I have invented. They work! Cascade Gardens, Raised Bed Gardens, Vertical Wall Gardens, Planter Gardens, Mini-Dome Greenhouses, Eco Salad Boxes, Vermicastings Kits, Chick- Intents, Rainbarrels, Grow-Cubes (8' cubes), Mini greenhouse enclosures, Heated herb gardens, inside Kitchen herb gardens (make wonderful orchid environments) and the best growing medium anywhere. I want to get everyone into small space gardening. It is practical! and it's fun.

Introduction

Dale Larson.....that picture was taken 25-years ago. I still have the shirt. I'm really not that grumpy. In fact I am happy!

What Dale L. is saying about this Meetup Group

I counted about 100 attendees. A lot were novice gardeners, and some very sophisticated by the questions raised.


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