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
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!
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!
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.
Furthering Permaculture next to Lake Ontario.
- 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
Success has a Thousand Fathers , Failure is an Orphan
LOOK AT THE " SIMILAR THREADS " BELOW !
Location: Northern New York Zone4-5 the OUTER 'RONDACs percip 36''
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!
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.
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
Success has a Thousand Fathers , Failure is an Orphan
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!
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 fruittrees, 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.
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!
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.
I know its an old thread and probably bad form to bump it way to the top, but i decided to stop lurking and make an acct.
My wife and I are working on finishing up building our house in Sloansville, NY. Small house we have built 100% ourselves whenever we arwnt at work. Around thr homestead we are in the process of planting an orchard a little every year, growing a garden, raising chickens and ducks for eggs and will hopefully be raising some meat animals next year in our free time now that the big house projects are wrapping up.
Anyone else in thr Cobleskill area that is active or a lurker like me?
Thanks for making that map, that's very helpful! My spiritual community has land in Cherry Plain. EastCoastVillage.org. We are looking to build our community, including and especially connecting with our neighbors to find out where me can be of service locally.
Our group is dedicated to learning, sharing, and practicing indigenous ritual healing spirit technologies of the Dagara tribe of West Africa as taught to us by Elder Malidoma Some. We've had the land there since 2003. The spiritual beliefs of the Dagara are centered on the Earth spirit. "Read the book of nature" is a direct quote from Malidoma as well as from Sepp Holzer.