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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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