I am just south of Syracuse, about a 40 minute drive from Ithaca. We have a 60 acre farm which has been a permacultureproject in the works for about 5 years. The struggle has been finding people with an interest in permaculture to get involved. Although it's 40 minutes from you, there are places to stay at the farm for weekends or whatever. Love to hear from you, if you have any interest in checking it out or if you'd just like more info.
60 acres, southern hills of upstate NY, zone 5 forest farm.