Quita Jackson on Thrifty Self Sufficiency.

Quita Jackson on Thrifty Self Sufficiency. Taking small steps to being green and making a difference. – – – – Quita is one of the founders of GreenDesert.org.   And while some would call her an urban farmer or a gardener, she prefers to consider herself spiritually connected to mother earth and her environment.  She loves…

Ocean Robbins on Changing our Food Future

Ocean Robbins on Changing our Food Future Finding the motivation to make changes in our diets. – – – – At 15, Ocean was a co-founder of the Creating Our Future environmental speaking tour, on which he and three other participants spoke in person to more than 30,000 students, presented for 2,000 people at the…

Jeff Moyer on Organic Farmers Association

Jeff Moyer on Organic Farmers Association Giving a larger voice to organic farmers in national policy discussions. – – – – Jeff is a world-renowned authority in organic agriculture. His expertise includes organic crop production systems with a focus on weed management, cover crops, crop rotations, equipment modification and use, and facilities design. Jeff is…

Jesse Sparks on Neighborhood Harvesting

Jesse Sparks on Neighborhood Harvesting Harvesting fruits and friends from your neighborhood community. – – – – Jesse is a sixth-generation Arizona native. His great-grandfather owned and operated a farm in Tempe, AZ, and Jesse’s mother’s side comes from farming heritage in Iowa, so he has been surrounded by gardens, fruit trees, and fresh produce…

Elena Ortiz on Outdoor Education for Adults

Elena Ortiz on Outdoor Education for Adults Making connections to nature through working in a college garden.   Elena has been teaching with the Phoenix College Biosciences Department in the Maricopa Community College System for eleven years. She has taught environmental biology and general biology for non-majors. Her newest class is Plants and Society, a basic…