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Larry Snyder
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  • Willcox, AZ
  • United States
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David Berry replied to Larry Snyder's discussion 'Lets talk Algae' in the group Alternative Energy
"Check out http://www.algaeindustrymagazine.com/   Algae is by far one of the most promising opportunities for alternative fuels. Another form of solar power ;)   In the big picture, this is how oil oil was originally made millions of…"
Apr 24, 2011
Larry Snyder joined jonmesser's group
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BREAD!

Home baking of bread deserves its own group!
Mar 26, 2011
Larry Snyder replied to Larry Snyder's discussion 'Lets talk Algae' in the group Alternative Energy
"You'll find most of your info at oilgae.com home biodiesel is aways away. But algae can be used as a animal feed,fertilizer in the garden Pharmacutical or nuetricutical. The feed & the fertilizer are both possible right of the farm."
Feb 21, 2011
Michael Kahler replied to Larry Snyder's discussion 'Lets talk Algae' in the group Alternative Energy
"I've been curious about algae, for some time, but there seems to very little movement in the field of biodiesel development. Is there a viable way to brew biodiesel from algae, at home?"
Feb 20, 2011
Joanna Dyment and Larry Snyder are now friends
Feb 18, 2011
Larry Snyder left a comment for Beginning Farmer Coordinator
"Welcome to the Urban Farmers Group. I have a friend(one) who was able to purchase very enexpensively a blue barrel about 15-20 gallon size that suppliments for horses is delivered in. The horse rancher was delighted to get brid of them. Made great…"
Feb 17, 2011
Larry Snyder commented on Jenni's blog post 'Starting rosemary seeds and cheap grow-light set-up'
"Don't know your area but I have Rosmary growing in my yard. It gets down to 10 degrees here with no sign of damage to my rosemary. I actually pruned it back 1st of january and have new growth."
Feb 2, 2011
Larry Snyder replied to Stacey's discussion 'Need Advice on Indoor Lighting for Starting Seeds'
"You  will find flats on a wire shelf will dry out faster than a solid shelf."
Jan 17, 2011
Larry Snyder replied to Stacey's discussion 'Need Advice on Indoor Lighting for Starting Seeds'
"You'll find there are two types of flourescent bulbs. Daylight & a yellower one. If you put one of each in your fixture it will very closely duplicate grolux plant bulbs for much less."
Jan 16, 2011
Larry Snyder replied to A Small Victory Garden's discussion 'Building with Bamboo'
"Tripood stakes for tying Tomatoes, Cucumbers, & vining Beans & peas. Simple fences for sweet peas or screens."
Oct 21, 2010
Larry Snyder replied to Rebecca Wilson's discussion 'Cold Frames?'
"Consider using Hay bales as cold frames. Just line the area you wish to grow in with hay bales then cover the top with storm windows. Cover at night with blankets. If you place 6" of steer manuare in the bottom & raise the flats on a grate…"
Oct 20, 2010
Larry Snyder added a discussion to the group Alternative Energy
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Lets talk Algae

Algae as a biodiesel,Algae as a food suppliment,Algae as a fertilizer,Algae as a animal feed,Algae as a Pharmacuetical,& Algae to clean wastewater. All from what used to be a pest in your pond. Now they make biodegradeable plastics from algae. This could be a farm cash income & aid.
Oct 15, 2010
Larry Snyder joined Cornelia's group
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Alternative Energy

Interested in the latest in solar, wind, thermal, biofuels and more? This is the place for you!
Oct 10, 2010
Larry Snyder is now a member of HOMEGROWN
Sep 5, 2010

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Cube Farmer
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retired Greenhouse/Nursey Manager
A bit about me:
I may never stop doing. I'm 71 retired from Nursery business went immediately into real estate. I have a small home in a small town where I have a small garden. I give a majority of my produce away to the neighbors. This year the summer squash varieties did so well that the Neighbors see me coming they pull the shades & close the doors.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
veggies from the garden on the Bar B Q with any form of meat.
Currently reading:
Omnivores Dilemma Micheal Pollen
Currently listening to:
Jazz
My latest DIY project:
Growing Algae in a self made photobioreactor. Algae is a great animal feed both cattle & chicken. The research into algae biofuel is to intense for me. Trying to teach my self metal smithing I just can't set still

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At 1:37pm on September 15, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Larry, welcome to HOMEGROWN. As the saying goes: "When parking in town, never leave your car windows rolled down in the summer. You'll come back to find it loaded with squash". Let me know if you have any questions about the site.
 
 
 

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