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Our project was started to share the benefits of permaculture with the Akron, Ohio area. 

Permaculture has numerous benefits for the environment and communities---we can establish permaculture gardens all over the city that will take up little space, transform the landscape and feed anyone in need of fresh food. Permaculture can teach communities to come together and build a self-sustainable food source that costs very little money to implement and will give years and years of food with proper care. 

Our aim is to supply the seeds and plants, teach participants to plant and care for them and then have them pay if forward to others wishing to do the same. 

i everyone, please click here to support my GoFundMe campaign,Community Garden Promotion 
https://www.gofundme.com/34b6gfc?pc=sms_db_co2876_v1 

 
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Steve Taylor wrote:Companion plants looks awesome, but I don't want to drive to Southern Ohio so I hope the mail order option works out.



Companion Plants is great! This year, I ordered 5 rose-scented monarda (Monarda fistulosa x tetraploid) plants from them and they were packaged very securely and arrived quickly in excellent condition. Big thumbs up for this nursery if you can't make the drive to Athens.
 
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Hello!

My name is Alex.

Myself and a growing group of others are looking to apply permaculture techniques to community gardens and urban homesteads in West Columbus.

I'd love to meet online or in person with likeminded folks to network on resources and ideas for our properties!
 
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Hey all, found the dirt and wood chip gold mines. Cemeteries have dirt piles and cities have chip piles.
Also, as I am getting my roots established, I'll be starting to sell garden design and consultation services, focusing on beautiful, low maintenance edible garden designs, but I can do other themes too. Been doing environmental and garden design for about 7 or 8 years and have a bachelor's in Earth Science (which includes classes in soil science, plant science, botany, climate, etc.) I am based out of Cleveland Heights. PM me or check out my blog: blog.imitatingeden.com. Just getting started so happy to cut amazing deals.
 
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Any permaculture/sustainable-living/simple-living-minded folks in the Toledo, Ohio area?  If so, what are you up to?  Do you know of any events or activities going on?  Any regularly meeting groups or other gatherings?  I know there is plenty of interest here, but there don't seem to be any communities forming around these topics.  I have gone to many activities at the 577 Foundation, but they don't offer such related classes in the summer.  Come on, it's gardening season, there must be something going on!
 
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Just bought a house on ~20 acres in Southern OH several miles up the road from the river. Got a wide variety of microclimates: sun, shade, ridge, hill, valley, woods, meadow, creek.
 
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"In Bath Ohio there are Nun's that run an organic plant sale.  I would have to search for their farm name.  I believe it's connected to Stan Hewitt Hall."  

.....A couple decades ago five nuns lived on a larger piece of land in Bath. The church in Akron decided to sell the farm. The Nuns asked for some time to see if they could somehow make money on the farm. They planted a garden which has now grown quite large with many members. In the early days, they came to me for advice (At the time I had the largest organic produce farm in N. Ohio). I'm not currently aware they were ever anything but organic.

Jim & Laura Fry
Stone Garden Farm
Richfield, Ohio

www.stonegardenfarm.com
www.ohiofarmmuseum.com

P.S. We are always looking for folks to join us here on our permaculture/organic/farm/museum/heritage skills school.
 
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Hello Ohio

My name is Noah and this is my first post on permies!!!

My wife and I recently bought land in Holmes County. We are interested in all things permaculture. Looking to meet like minded people and learn new things. Know of anything going on?

I just saw this is going on at Spoon Market in Wooster, Ohio Tommorow (11/2/17) at 7PM

"On Nov. 2, Matt Mariola, assistant professor of environmental studies, sociology, and anthropology at Wooster, will discuss “What Do We Mean by Agricultural Sustainability?: Reflections from Southern Chile.” Mariola’s current interest centers on the worldwide movement by small family farmers and peasant farming communities to transition away from industrialized, input-intensive, export-oriented agricultural practices and towards more ecological, low-input, and locally-oriented farm systems."

Sounds pretty interesting, I plan on going, I will be the guy in the Bronx Zoo sweatshirt. Say Hi.
 
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Hi again!

There's a lot of good people in Cuyahoga doing good sustainable stuff, but do they ever meet and collaborate? As far add I can tell there's groups, but they don't really come together.  That right?

Me and a friend want to start perhaps monthly collaboration meetings if no one else already fills that niche.

Thanks for the input!
 
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Hello Ohio,
I am an urban gardener, running out of backyard space. I am seriously considering getting some acreage outside of town (Cincinnati) and starting a food garden. I am not yet ready to quit my teaching job and dive into this endeavor though. Anyone in the area with similar goals? How would you do it?
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William Bronson wrote:  I am in Price Hill, Cincinnati. Lots of premier action going on here...


Hi William,
Is there a website or page where Cincinnati permies meet?
 
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Tatyana, I'd also check out the oeffa newsletter too. They sometimes have ads. You can also check out the Natural resources conservation service. They might be ableto direct you in some ways.  If you haven't already, check out Curtis Stone and others who have done something similar.  They have lots of advice. Also go talk to people at farmers markets for their experience.
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Tatyana said:
Is there a website or page where Cincinnati permies meet?

Hi Tatyana,
I am in Cincinnati-Here's The Cincinnati Permaculture Institute's website: http://cincinnatipermacultureinstitute.org/
Here's their forum page on FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CincinnatiPermacultureGuild/permalink/411320689279763/

I recently got my PDC from the Cincinnati Permaculture Institute and TreeYo Permaculture

Hope you find some land!
 
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https://midwestpermaculture.com/pdc-bending-oak/

Theres a PDC course being taught Aug 11-18 in Youngstown OH. Any fellow Ohio peeps planning to attend?
 
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https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMrAHmJKslbBbb71yYPAwIDqO30u3qKJyy3qe9BwEyLUfsJQ/viewform

First ever Reeds and Roots event! Looking for attendees and instructors.  I can't wait!
 
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Tatyana Piven wrote:

William Bronson wrote:  I am in Price Hill, Cincinnati. Lots of premier action going on here...


Hi William,
Is there a website or page where Cincinnati permies meet?



I have attended a couple of workshops here: https://imagoearth.org/
I like the eco-village but that particular community lays on the pagan overtones a little thick for my taste. Call me crazy but I don't think we need to worship nature in order to respect, protect and cooperate with it. Maybe I'm just mad that I didn't get that internship though.
 
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Just ran across this the other day--PORCH--possibilitarian regenerative community homestead or something.  In Cleveland.  They're doing some restorative horticulture and pawpaws and community gatherings, and seem to be most up to date on Facebook.  I wrote to them and asked if they're on permies, haven't heard back.  


https://buckeyeporch.org
 
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I have been doing backyard permaculture in Lancaster OH for 7 years. I am moving next month to a farm in Otway OH. By year 5 of the new adventure, I hope to grow most of our food and be turning a profit at the farmers market.
 
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Let's here it for Toledo! I am living in Bowling Green, Ohio on 25 acres. I just started this year implementing some permaculture. I have way too much land to work on my own and will be interested in finding like minded folks to help along the way. I'm not sure what that looks like now but maybe someone wants to rent a few acres to start a market garden. Maybe someone will want to run cattle on a few acres. I currently raise 11 chickens(5 hatched on the farm) and will get some meishan pigs in the spring. I have also built two Hugelmounds in the front yard with room for more. I would be interested to meet local folks that are into permaculture and would be interested in forming some sort of meeting group to share thoughts and ideas. Well thats it for my first post. Feel free to reach out we love showing off our farm!
 
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I'm here in NE Ohio (Medina County).

Finally moved out to the land we've been developing two years ago.

We're slowly building up our operations, but beginning on bare land it's been slow going - but we're going.

Lots of learning and connecting with other small farmers in our community.

Wanted to ensure that any and all people in Ohio - especially NE Ohio are welcome to reach out!

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hey all, sorry to be so late to the party. Uncle Mud here building rocket heaters and straw bale and con in Geauga County east of Cleveland
 
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Late to the party here as well. I'm in central Ohio, an hour northeast of Columbus. 4 acres of land consisting of about 2 acres of pasture, an acre or so of swampy woodlot and creek set aside, and the remainder in things like the garden, house, poultry sheds, etc. Working on removing the invasives like multiflora rose and restoring biodiversity to start with as well as becoming more self-sustaining.

I know I have a lot to learn, so hoping there are others in the area to talk with!
 
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Hello!

Currently a landless permie looking to learn. I am in the Columbus area and looking for groups, meetups and learning opportunities 🌿💕
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Hi Jesa!

There's a meetup group in Columbus called Simple Living that's geared to sustainable lifestyles. Unfortunately, in-person meetings have been cancelled because of the state lockdown, but if you join the group the organizer will be quick to get in touch with you. Very nice people.

I'm located about an hour northeast of Columbus, and raise some heritage livestock (Shetland sheep, Pilgrim geese, Langshan chickens, Welsh Harlequin ducks) as well as a garden and fruit trees. I'd be happy to share what I know (not always a lot--I've still got a LOT to learn) with you. I'm also in the process of putting in my garden and starting things like tomatoes/peppers, so if you'd like seedlings, let me know. Ditto if you'd like to come out for some "hands-on" experience once the stay at home order is lifted--I can always use extra hands for spring chores ;)
 
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Hi Permies!

I just acquired 22 acres in Medina Co. Ohio, with the intention of growing a forest garden. Since I am new to this, and it takes years for trees to grow I'd love to meet some more experienced folks to learn from and bounce ideas off.

I see lots of links posted for where to find trees, which is great, but I'd love to hear some success stories from people around here too.
 
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Anthony Coble wrote:Hi Permies!

I just acquired 22 acres in Medina Co. Ohio, with the intention of growing a forest garden. Since I am new to this, and it takes years for trees to grow I'd love to meet some more experienced folks to learn from and bounce ideas off.

I see lots of links posted for where to find trees, which is great, but I'd love to hear some success stories from people around here too.



What's up Anthony - I saw your purple moosage and will reply with greater detail there.

I'm stoked to see someone *directly* local with land.  We're definitely going to chat, and I'd like to invite you out and buy you a beer (when it's safe to do so of course)

Or...gather yourself a little crew and come on out to our farm and homestead and I can give you a tour and we can chat from a distance.

We've got a vibrant community here in Medina...and we're doing permaculture in our own unique way out here...

...unfortunately you won't see much of it here on permies - but I'll show you how and where to get involved with people who are *doing* it.

Cheers!  Look forward to meeting you...we should see if we can rekindle Medina Permaculture.  You into it?!
 
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Hi, I'm am working on a little 5 acre farm down here in Wayne county.  We grow a bunch of trees and vegetables. We also raise dexters, rabbits, chickens, quail and turkeys.  We use alternative energy sources for many of our operations.  We are involved with the local makers group and the farm days.  I hope to meet some of you locals to talk when we get past this virus.
 
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For those who might be interested - here's a little snapshot of our property.



Our YouTube channel is relatively new and we've only got a couple of videos.

Hoping to get an update for Spring 2020 since I missed the Winter update.  
 
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Nice, Rob!

I'm not too far from Medina, so I hope I can learn some tips from you!
 
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Catherine Carney wrote:Nice, Rob!

I'm not too far from Medina, so I hope I can learn some tips from you!



Always happy to share and connect with a fellow permie.

Feel free to drop me a purple moosage to connect directly!
 
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I've already been active on this forum for about a year, but I would like to find out if there are any learning resources for permaculture in the Dayton, OH area. I live in Beavercreek which is east of Dayton so any resources would preferably have to be within driving distance of where I live (about 15 minutes). Ever since I graduated from my previous degree, I've been considering looking for training or mentorship in an agricultural program to get training for starting a farm. I've already posted on another thread asking about this earlier this week, but so far nobody has replied yet. (https://permies.com/t/141017/interns-apprenticeships-internships/experiences/Wwoof-Apprenticeship-opportunities-Dayton-Ohio)
 
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https://rustbeltfibershed.com/
The Rust Belt Fibershed consists of 250 mile radius outside of Cleveland, Ohio.
 
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Thank you for posting this Kadence! I had no idea it existed and will be looking to join as a producer since I am looking for markets for my Shetland wool.

I will also pass this info along to members of the Simple Living meetup based in Columbus. Most members are urban/suburban dwellers but I think they are focused on sustainable living and would be interested in making purchases.
 
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I completely forgot that I learned about an urban farm in the Dayton area that offers internship and farming apprenticeship programs close to where I live. If anyone here currently lives in the Dayton area I suggest checking out Dayton Urban Grown (http://www.oeffa.org/userprofile.php?geg=1300). If anyone on the forum happens to have a Facebook account, the organization also has a facebook page through which you can contact them.
 
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Hey guys,

I saw some earlier posts a few years back about groups or people in the northern ky, southern Ohio area near Cincinnati as well as some communities outside of Dayton. Is anyone else in those areas?

Also, I would love to get my PDC from the Cincinnati institute but obviously everything has been shut down. I contacted them to see when they might open up
 
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