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Melissa Contreras-right, 5' 5"
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  • Gretchen Schmidt
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Melissa Contreras-right, 5' 5" commented on Jody Smith Williams's photo
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CIMG1966

"Hey there's Russel Crowe! Er, I mean Jerry."
Aug 9, 2010
Melissa Contreras-right, 5' 5" commented on Mario Yanez's group Market Manager Working Group
"Hey Kristin and Cindy- I hope to help/ be helped here. I am part of a consortium of groups in Liberty City which is starting a farmer's market."
Aug 9, 2010
Melissa Contreras-right, 5' 5" joined Mario Yanez's group
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Market Manager Working Group

Share info, resources, successes, challenges; Meet & communicate regularly; cross promote and develop for standards and guidelinesSee More
Aug 9, 2010
Melissa Contreras-right, 5' 5" joined Mario Yanez's group
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Policy Working Group

Advocate for policy changes to facilitate Local Food activities using a grassroots network
Aug 9, 2010
Melissa Contreras-right, 5' 5" posted an event
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5% day for Urban Oasis Project at Whole Foods, Pinecrest store at Whole Foods Market- Pinecrest

August 24, 2010 from 8am to 10pm
TimeAugust 24 · 8:00am - 10:00pmLocation Whole Foods Market- Pinecrest11701 S. Dixie HighwayPinecrest, FL 33156More Info$$ 5 % day $$Urban Oasis Project will get 5% of total sales from Whole Foods Market- Pinecrest on Tuesday, August 24th!Save your big purchases at Whole Foods for August 24th!...Monies raised will be used as matching funds to "double your local food dollars" for food stamp/SNAP recipients at new Liberty City farmer's market we are helping to start in the Fall!Funds raised will…See More
Aug 2, 2010
Melissa Contreras-right, 5' 5" gave a gift to Mineko Mendenhall
Aug 2, 2010
Melissa Contreras-right, 5' 5" commented on Mario Yanez's event Food Policy Council Initiating Group Meeting
"Send me the conference call phone number"
Aug 2, 2010
Melissa Contreras-right, 5' 5" is attending Mario Yanez's event

Food Policy Council Initiating Group Meeting at Human Services Coalition

August 11, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm
This the follow-up meeting of the Food Policy Council Initiating Group that went through the training plus others who feel they are called to be a part of the Initiating Group...Ongoing Process:1. The Initiating Group is a temporary group that will bring about the formation of Food Policy Council(s) locally2. A public general membership meeting will be called in September (probably) and nominations for a leadership board will commence3. The leadership board will represent the larger membership…See More
Aug 2, 2010
Melissa Contreras-right, 5' 5" is attending Mario Yanez's event

URBAN FARMING & SMALL FARMER ECHO WORKSHOP at Long Key Nature Center

August 5, 2010 at 10am to August 6, 2010 at 2pm
Urban Farming- -Practical Ways &Marketing to Optimize Cash Flow• Marketing Strategies• Farm Record Keeping• What types of Assistance and Funding are available• USDA/RMA/FSA/RepresentativesWHERE:August 5, 2010—Long Key Nature Center 3501 SW 130th Ave. Davie, Florida 33330August 6, 2010—-Davie, Florida SBVGA Farm on Flamingo RD.WHEN:August 5, 2010 10:00 AM to 4:00 PMAugust 6, 2010 10:00 AM to 2:00 PMSee More
Aug 2, 2010
Melissa Contreras-right, 5' 5" is attending Anthony Olivieri's event

Urban Farming & Small Farmer Echo Workshop at Long Key Nature Centure, Davie, Fl

August 5, 2010 to August 6, 2010
Workshops on Maketing Strategies,Funding, Farm record keeping, Policy.Reps from the USDA, RMA, FSASee More
Aug 2, 2010
Melissa Contreras-right, 5' 5" is attending Little River Market Garden's event

Florida Small Farms Conference at Kissimmee, FL

July 30, 2010 at 3pm to August 1, 2012 at 3:30pm
http://smallfarms.ifas.ufl.edu/floridasmallfarmsconference/2010/index.shtml
Aug 2, 2010
Melissa Contreras-right, 5' 5" is now friends with Ellen Kanner, Ben, Little River Market Garden and 4 more
Jul 28, 2010
Ben replied to Melissa Contreras-right, 5' 5"'s discussion The Keyhole Garden- an aesthetically pleasing, composting, self-feeding garden bed. in the group Compost Group
"i;ve had great success using chunks of limestone rock found onsite (or carted in from empty lots in the area). you do get a bit of soil loss through the cracks, but mulching helps with that. "
Jul 28, 2010
Little River Market Garden left a comment for Melissa Contreras-right, 5' 5"
"Thanks for doing all that you do, the potluck at the garden was a great success!"
Jul 18, 2010
Gretchen Schmidt and Melissa Contreras-right, 5' 5" are now friends
Jul 16, 2010

Profile Information

Strengths:
Enthusiast, Activist, Organizer, Home Gardener, Community Gardener, Educator
Other Strengths:
Creator of Urban Oasis Project, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden employee
Organization (if any)
www.urbanoasisproject.org

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At 12:11am on July 18, 2010, Little River Market Garden said…
Thanks for doing all that you do, the potluck at the garden was a great success!
At 6:29pm on April 11, 2010, Mineko Mendenhall gave Melissa Contreras-right, 5' 5" a gift
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Melissa, Thank you for your hospitality. I always enjoyed your party.
At 7:35am on November 14, 2009, Sophia Agatha Henderson said…
HI MELISSA,
MY SOPHIA MY NAME IS SOPHIA HENDERSON.
I JOINED THE CLUB TODAY BUT STILL DO NOT HAVE DIRECTIONS TO THE POTLUCK. I HAVE TRIED EMAILING ANTONIO BUT MY EMAIL IS NOT GOING THROUGH. HOW DO I GET INTOUCH TO GET DIRECTIONS. 305 622 9476 / SOPHIA25H2YAHOO.COM URGENT BEFORE 9.30 TODAY. OR 786 357 1899 BEFORE 2PM - YAHUDAH
At 9:20am on September 25, 2009, Dr. Mahadev G. Bhat said…
Hi Miss Contrearas,
We don't have a separate master's program in agroecology. You can pursue a master's in Environmental Studies and then take classes in Agroecology, Sustainable Agriculture, Soils and plants, and do a project or thesis on a topic related to agroecology.

For more information, please contact me (bhatm@fiu.edu) or our graduate program director and co-director of agroecology program, Dr. Jayachandran (jayachan@fiu.edu). Thank you.

Dr. Mahadev Bhat
At 1:20pm on September 17, 2009, Joyce DiBenedetto-Colton said…
Thanks Melissa, that would be great!
I'm looking forward to it. Joyce
At 12:55am on September 17, 2009, Joyce DiBenedetto-Colton said…
Hi Melissa, I'm happy to offer my place for a meeting. As I told Antonio, my household is vegan, so my one condition is that folks bring only veggie dishes.
Your keyhole garden is lovely. A great, no muss use of compost.
At 3:31pm on September 13, 2009, Mineko Mendenhall said…
Melissa,
Thank you so much giving us a lot of great information.
It was great fun to learn other people's gardening. and the food were awsom.
Thanks again.
mineko
At 12:14pm on April 24, 2009, Jody Smith Williams said…
Hi Melissa,

Great, call me on my cell phone when you get there so I can find you. 305-304-2064. Your website looks amazing!
 
 
 

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