I am a Fort Wayne native, currently finishing my Master's in Biology, Ecology and Evolution at the University of Illinois in Chicago. I got my undergrad in Environmental Science at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. I am very interested in joining the growing community of eco-concious people in the area and reversing what has been referred to as the "brain drain". My areas of expertise are management of diverse assemblages of native species in natural areas (promotion of natives and control of non-natives), prescribed fire, and environmental education. My interests are in canoeing/kaying, farm markets, wineries, hiking, local dining-especially vegetarian, and I love herps! The changes and improvements in Fort Wayne are very exciting - can't wait to move back there and get more involved!
Currently, I am looking for employment as well. My CV is posted for anyone who may be interested.
We are the Garden Angels 50 elementary age children who manage a 2 acre intensive(spring , summer and fall plantings ) organic garden as a service project for senior citizens. Our goal is to increase our physical activity and our consumption of dark green vegetables. This is the fourth year for the garden and we are planning a big compost operation at the garden site. We grow a diverse crop ,we specialize in Chinese vegetables and and cowpeas .E.Smiley The Jolly Green Giant
Hi Jodi, welcome BACK to Indiana (soon)! Thanks for your efforts on behalf of Indiana ("reversing the brain drain"). It's an exciting time to be in Indiana...much good happening. You'll find lots of great farmer's markets (get down to Bloomington's saturday market in the summer and Trader's Point creamery year round. There are fun wineries, great hikings and very good local restaurants. And this is just Central Indiana...much good happening in the north as well! thanks for staying a Hoosier! Be sure to check out the CEES at IUPUI.
P.S. I love herps, too...well mostly frogs!
Hello, I'm Nova
I have been running an alternative energy myspace site for about 7 yrs now.
I came across this site when the owner added me as a friend. I am very excited about this site. For now most of my stuff is on myspace. I will be trying to move alot of the info. to this site over the next few days. I finally sprused up my page to look like something I would be running. So hopefully people like it when they visit. Hope to see ya on there and Have a great day.Spread the word out if you can.
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