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GP Team Volunteer Project - Fri 9/28-9/30 - 7 AM - San Ramon Garden Pool CA
Join us at a Garden Pool Meetup member's private California residence for our latest design and volunteer project, a GP System build! There are plenty of motels in the area so accommodations will be easy to secure. We are looking for volunteers to help a GP Volunteer build their own system so they can grow food the GP way. This pond-based GP System was custom designed by Dennis just for the Garden Pool at the McMullen Residence. It is at a private residence of a GP Volunteer located in the Los Angeles area of California and will include: • Self-Sustaining Perch Pond • Solar Power System • Aquaponic Greenhouse • Completely Organic (No GMOs, pesticides, chemicals, etc.) • Use 98% less water than conventional farming methods (water is stored & recycled) Materials for the project will be provided. We will be building this ambitious project and we could really use your help! We could use plenty of volunteers to help build and we can never have too many tools. Tools are needed for volunteers: Writing Utensils (Sharpies, pens,& pencils) Tape Measures Cordless or Corded Drills Deckmate Phillips Driver Bits and 1/8" Wood Drill Bits. Reciprocating Saws Jackhammers, Rotary Hammer Drills & Augers Circular Saws or Power Miter Saws. Sawhorses Staple Guns (3/8" T50 Staples) Extension Cords Hole Saw & Drill Bits Levels, Speed Squares, Combination Squares, etc. Ladders & Stools Scissors & Tin Snips PVC Tools Utility Knives & Exacto Knives Shovels Wheelbarrows Gloves (Gardening & Nitryl/Vinyl) Hammers Snacks, lunch, water & restrooms will be provided for all GP volunteers. You don't have to bring tools or donate any materials, but we can always use plenty of hands. We greatly appreciate your time and we look forward to seeing the GP Team regulars and new faces at our next exciting volunteer project, a new Garden Pool build! RSVP's are limited so please only RSVP if you are definitely going to attend. Thanks, -The Garden Pool Team[masked] Please do not SPAM this group. If you wish to advertise third party groups, products, or services you must get the approval of the Garden Pool Team!

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What we're about

Welcome to the official meetup for Garden Pool, a federally recognized public charity for sustainable food production and education!

Join this meetup to:

attend tours at Garden Pool homes throughout the Valley.

have fun at Food Drives, Fund-raising Events, and Potlucks.

learn at FREE Informative Classes.

volunteer with GP-Team Public Volunteer Projects to get a first hand experience and help others build and grow in our community and abroad.

get to know others in the community who care about growing food!

Garden Pool is dedicated to research and education of sustainable ways to grow food. Our mission as a non-profit is to develop better ways to grow food and help others do the same. Our operations are based in NW Mesa, Arizona at the home of the original Garden Pool.

The Garden Pool system combines:

solar power – harnessing and storing the sun’s energy

water conservation – using less water by recycling wastewater and harvesting and storing dew & rainwater

poultry farming – raising chickens & ducks in a closed-loop symbioses with the fish, pond plants, and the vegetation from the Garden Pool.

closed-loop aquaculture – raising tilapia fish and the feed for the fish in the system itself while continuously recycling the fish pond water.

organic horticulture – using natural methods to control garden pests without using chemical pesticides or chemical fertilizers to grow.

hydroponic gardening – growing fruits, veggies, & herbs without soil

aquaponics – the symbiotic cultivation of produce and fish in a recirculating hydroponic environment, the Garden Pool way.

biofiltration – natural water filtration method using biochemistry and a special mix of pond plants, including duckweed.

thermal mass – thousands of gallons of water that is warmed by the sun and being surrounded by earth and concrete provides “inertia” against temperature fluctuations.

permaculture – GP systems mimic relationships found in natural ecologies.

dairy goats - dwarf Nigerian pygmy goats provide fresh milk daily.

dwarf fruit & nut trees - small trees that produce an array of food all year.

The Garden Pool has been featured by media from around the world. It is a one of a kind backyard food-producing ecosystem that was voted the Phoenix New Times Best Backyard Farm in 2012. Come see what the buzz is about!

For more information about Garden Pool, visit our website: ( for DIY Projects (, Online Classes (, Recipes (, and more!

Ways to Volunteer with GP:

Student Chapters ( / Intern with Garden Pool ( / Garden Pool Arizona MeetUp ( / Garden Pool California MeetUp ( / C.O.R.N. Garden at Garden Pool ( / Volunteer Application ( / The GP Location and Hours ( / The Garden Pool Team ( / Seed Library at Mesa Public Library (

Help support our work at Garden Pool and pickup local aquaponic supplies here:

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The Garden Pool has a great central location, near the 101 & 202 intersection in NW Mesa by Tempe & South Scottsdale. The light rail is conveniently located just two blocks south (1.1 mi) of us.

*Please do not SPAM this group, it is not appreciated or tolerated. If you wish to advertise third party groups, products, or services you must get the approval of the Garden Pool Team, thanks!

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