Hello friends, it is with great sadness that I heard of the recent passing of our friend, Powell Gammill.
Powell (often commenting with the handle "Fascist Nation") has been an invaluable member of the Valley Permaculture Alliance Community -- through his volunteer work at the Shade Tree events and tremendous contributions here to the community forum -- since 2009.
It's comforting for me to see that new members are now joining the forum just so that they can learn from Powell's abundance of posts and utilize his knowledge for the betterment of our community.
Powell's smile, energy, quick wit, commitment, and knowledge are just a few of the things we will miss. <3
A google search revealed the following obituary and information on his upcoming memorial on June 5, 2016: https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Article/197752-2016-05-27-retired-s...
I, too, am very saddened by Powell's passing. I only knew him through this forum and was always thrilled (and a bit scared too, lol!) when he responded to my posts. He was brilliant!! What a loss of knowledge and intellectual agility! Since his passing I googled him - Wow! What a legacy he leaves behind his way-too-short- life. What an inspiring person to look up to! I am honored he chose to educate me thorough this forum. I will miss you always, Fascist Nation, Powell Grammill
So very sad to hear this. I loved his humor and benefited from his extensive knowledge. Such a loss to the community.
I am so sorry to hear this. Powell was such a resource and cracked us all up with his wit and sense of humor. I will miss him, and he has been on my heart and mind since I heard of his passing a few nights ago. My prayers are with his family, friends and loved ones.