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for a wee bit.

 

 

uses include:
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- gift giving obligations
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Any Upstate NYers on here?

I am from Rome, NY.

Mike
 
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Welcome Michael. I am a neighbor from the south (PA). I actually have a customer in Rome, NY.
 
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Hi Mike!

I own and operate Better Farm, a sustainability campus, artist colony, and organic farm in Redwood, NY (about 24 miles north of Watertown)! Nice to see a fellow upstater on here! Check us out: www.betterfarm.org
 
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Michael, I live in a mobile home park near Elmira, NY. For out-of-staters who don't realize how rural Upstate NY is, I live in the town of Horseheads, village of Big Flats. We are surrounded by forested hills.
My son and I are learning to garden in a shared space up the road. Right by my trailer I've started a medicinal herb garden and a three sisters raised garden bed. We are guerilla planting in the tree line around the park.
We made a tumbler composter and are replacing all the non-edible ornamental landscaping with edibles. Last year we made a rocket stove so I can cook outside in warm weather. This summer I want to set up a water harvesting system and build a slow sand filter. Little by little we are learning, and it's a lot of fun!
 
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Howdy,

There is a whole crowd of permaculture practitioners in the Finger Lakes:
http://FLXpermaculture.net
http://upstatenypermaculture.net
http://FingerLakesPermaculture.org

I hope we cross paths.

Michael Burns
http://CayutaSunFarm.com
 
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Mike! We're in VERONA!!

What're you working on there in Rome?



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I went to college in Potsdam, lived in Auburn for a bit, and the rest of my life in Orange County.

I love upstate New York! I'd stay here forever but after this last winter I think I'm going to look someplace a little warmer to settle down.
 
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Wow! Nice to see people close to home!

I'm in Cobleskill, and soon to be moving (staying close to this area...it's a good school!) but we won't be renting any longer! So I'm diving into the deep end trying to get as much info into my brain as possible so that I can sit and dream and watch the snow fly!

 
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I am in the Oswego area. There is sure some happening stuff in these parts. We are in the planning - soon to be installation - stages of a permaculture living lab on the Oswego campus of the State University of New York.
 
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- To paraphrase ex-Gov. Sarah P, when we get up in the morning we can see Canuk-istan Big AL

Sheila : I spent close to over 10 years working as a Fireman Emt at The track, and
during our big Ice storm we had over 50 firemen from the S.End of Lake Geneva, and some others
from Pumkin Hook up here to help ! Very nice people you have down there ! Big AL
 
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Bumped for a new member !
 
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Might as well poke my nose in here too
I am just east of Binghamton, slowly working on a house I designed 30 years ago and have been living in for 15 or so, on the family property. I built in some passive solar features, then underfloor radiant heating, and a couple of years ago discovered the rocket mass heater which I am building now in the location I had planned for a custom woodstove. Anyone interested in helping and learning firsthand is invited to come out the weekend of October 24-26, 2014. Let me know!
 
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Orange county here. JUST moved onto a property with a little land and am eager to get my homestead going.

Intend to (cooperatively, I hope, but maybe on my own) buy some acreage locally or south (much more likely) of here.
 
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Chris- what part of Orange? I grew up in Chester.
 
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Hello and welcome, from the tug hill, Redfield ny. Just a slice of heaven
Derek
 
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Hi there,
I'm in Newburgh. Love it here
 
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Hello upstate NY'ers,

I am looking for a job in the greater Buffalo area. If anyone knows of a job with a small company or individual who might not have posted to the internet please let me know.

I'm currently in Albuquerque, NM, but have family in the Buffalo area and would like to stay with them for a bit. I have done many things: engineer, research, computer networking, farm help, landscaping, and teaching (non-certified). I would prefer something in sustainability, but I'm flexible.

Please send a PM if you know of any opportunities. Thanks.
 
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im new on here and from west chazy NY. as far upstate to the northeast you can go before hitting VT and the Canadian border!

 
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Parker James : Welcome to Permies.com, and our sister site Richsoil.com, With ^28,000 Fellow Members Wordwide, You can come here 24 / 7 and talk
to someone Who wants to talk about what you want to talk about !

rob roy who is a sometimes contributor to Our site and is expert in debt free building and finance, and underground / In-ground homes And is a prolific Author lives
near your location! A quick search for his Name /Book Titles may intrigue you enough to sign-up for one of his home tours or even a work shop !

I'm just a little west of you in St. Law. Co. above Fort Drum !

I'll send you a Purple Message ! For the Good of the Craft ! Big AL



 
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I know this is a bit old but thought I would let you know where I am. I live over by Rochester. We just got about 4" of snow this morning.
 
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Thanks for the heads up, Steve. Guess I'd better hit the hay now, then.
 
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Valerie Dawnstar I sent you a P. M. Big AL
 
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I am originally from upstate. I grew up around Painted Post / Corning / Caton area. It's so funny to 'run into' people from back home on here. Glad to see people here trying Permies stuff out. It's a beautiful area!
 
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Hi all. My name is Darren. I just moved to Alexandria Bay from the Carthage area. I've downsized after my divorce from just over five and a half acres to one third of an acre. I'm planning to use this property as an example of urban homesteading planting dwarf fruit trees, espelliered fruit trees, grapes, cold hardy kiwi, berries, currants, raised beds, a cob oven, greenhouse and would love to rip out all of the landscaping in the front and plant an entirely edible landscaping design. I would love to have chickens and one or two bee hives but not sure if they are allowed in my area. I would love to have advice from people in the area trained in permiculture design and others in the area experienced in these types of projects.
 
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Hi all- I'm new to the forum and have a homestead just south of syracuse.
 
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Hey Jon. Damn, we're practically neighbors.
 
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Hi Folks,

I'm not currently located in Upstate NY, but in September/October, my wife and I are moving to the family homestead in Cherry Valley, NY (around 40 acres - 1 hour west of Albany).

We intend to make the strawbale homestead (that my father built) more resilient, and apply all the fun permie knowledge & experience we've been gathering.

I look forward to networking with people in the region, to garner and share as much knowledge as possible.

Take care everyone.
-Jonathan

 
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Welcome to Permies Jonathan,

I'm currently in Buffalo and networking in this area. If I get in the Albany area I'll look you up. I hope your upcoming move goes well.
 
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Just want to give a quick shout out to those on this topic who might be interested in building rocket mass heaters. We will be holding a workshop in Sterling, NY with Ernie & Erica Wisner April 24 - 26, 2015.
Rocket Mass Heater workshop in upstate NY
 
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Recently moved to the tri state border here in Eldred NY. Pleasure to meet your acquaintance
 
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Hey new guy here. Trying to get my families old dairy farm in the catskills turned into a food forest.

Any ideas for plant combinations would be appreciated.
 
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What I have done is to identify what I already have and then I would suggest you get yourself a good book or three and look up some guilds.
 
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Hello I am an upstate New Yorker! (Well southern tier)
And I am about to jump into uncharted expermental territories in the cob building world. I will be starting to dig my basement (yes I said basement, stone basement ) for my cob made with pumice instead of sand house in 4 weeks. If any one is interested in why I am doing this unconventional build, or would like to come and learn with me as I do it please reply here. (If that is OK with the powers that be). I have made models and many bricks, done research for 3 years and read permies religiously. I have 1.5 acres abutting my families 300 acre farm/woodland in Chemung NY.
And I am SO EXCITED TO DO THIS.
Join me if you wish!
 
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Suzanne,
We live near you, by the Elmira-Corning regional airport. Would love to meet up with you and share your adventure.
Sheila
 
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Sheila and Suzanne : I recently became aware of these people ( in Ithaca /Thompsons County ) Finger Lakes Re-Use They not only recycle every thing

Well almost everything. They do deconstruction of whole buildings for salvage and take and sell donations like Habitat for Humanities Re-Stores

I think i may have shared a bad link with someone but this link should work !

http://fingerlakesreuse.org

For the good of the crafts ! Big AL
 
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Bumping for another new member.

Currently living in the Saratoga area, grew up here, and when to school in Potsdam.

Hi Everyone!!
 
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Hi Jessica.  Welcome.  Hope you get as much out of this permies site as I have over the years.  I sure wish it was available 50 years ago when I had access to some wonderful land.

Still, I learn something new almost daily from the generous sharing of folks on this site, mostly gardening, energy efficiency, and food storage. The conjoined ideas of permaculture and prepping have served me and my family well over the years.

 
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