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Environmental Grass Roots Organization

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Environmental Grass Roots Organization

I attended the second half of the Grass Roots Summit to Stop Sabal Trail (Proposed Fracking Pipeline through Florida) on August 6, 2016 9am-5pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, FL organized by the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League. Their concern is that “the Sabal Trail has yet to address the potential for the high pressure pipeline to burst in or under the Floridian Aquifer – the main water supply for the entire state of Florida. Our waters, wetlands and communities are too important to risk for this dangerous pipeline.” There were approximately 50 other citizens like myself with a handful of local non-profits trying to learn...

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Water Conservation

Water Conservation

I attended the Water Conservation and Springs Protection presentation by Stacie Greco, Water Conservation Coordinator for Alachua County Environmental Protection on August 3, 2016 at the New Century Women’s Club in High Springs, FL and want to share information with you that I found noteworthy and new. There were approximately 10 other citizens there like myself trying to learn how to help protect our water supply. I was happy to learn that Alachua County is active in working with the City of Gainesville to help monitor, mitigate and guide them with the planning of new businesses and industries as they set up shops that affect...

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Farm Biosecurity

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Farm Biosecurity

We try to survive and thrive as close to Paleo-Indian methodologies as possible while upholding impeccable health and safety standards of the 21st century. In doing so, we search for safe natural products to use that have undergone minimal processing in order to cut down on consumer-driven waste that puts undue stress on the environment. Although we are not yet officially certified as USDA Organic, we do operate under Organic Management Practices and are working with Florida Organic Growers association to receive the certification. First Line of Defense:  Manual removal of bugs by hand and letting the chickens eat bugs...

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Humane Animal Treatment

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Humane Animal Treatment

Do you want to support Animal Welfare* but don’t know where to start your action potential? Want to do more than forward social media posts about it? Start by checking to make sure the business’ you work with are not on federal violation lists! One of the assets I have to affect change is my careful consideration and decision on who gets my business; and as a responsible US citizen – I can also file a complaint. *The Animal Welfare Act and its associated regulations require that federally established standards of care and treatment be provided for certain warm-blooded animals...

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Organic Pesticide Practices

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Organic Pesticide Practices

Our Organic Farm's Pesticide and Herbicide Use Disclosure - A Social ResponsibilityAs a matter of policy, Valhalla Spa serves the animals and land we steward, Mother Earth, as a living and breathing symbiotic organism according to the original Hippocratic Oath. Most of the ingredients and amounts we use for pest and weed control have been eaten or used safely by mankind for approximately 6 million years. By this virtue, coupled with our “keep it simple” sustainable and organic based farming practices, we meet and exceed the recommended Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) set forth by Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. These...

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