I'm in Wooster, OH in Wayne County. Just moved back here after being gone for many years. Still considering whether to stay or not... I have been looking at land in Wayne, Ashland, Holmes, Knox, and Coshocton county areas but also considering moving out to Oregon as I have lots of connections there. My family has owned a large piece of land since the 60's on South Bass Island that we are considering making into a family-oriented ecological resort with cob guesthouses placed throughout the woods and hosting family-oriented workshops every now and then on homesteading. I have a PDC from Aprovecho in Oregon. Completed 6 month natural building apprenticeship under Ianto Evans with Cob Cottage Company in Oregon as well. Lived in Tulsa, OK for 2 years where I started up my own business, Green Country Permaculture LLC, with my former college roommate. Studied Agro-ecology at Prescott College in Arizona. Since I have been back in Ohio I have found lots of stuff going on in Cleveland. Tons! One of the best urban-ag scenes I have seen. I've made some good connections throughout the midwest with lots of natural builders in MI, OH, TN, and NY. OARDC (Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center) here in Wooster is a great resource. My Dad is a professor there and I know lots of the folks there that are doing state studies on sustainable and organic agriculture.
Here is the NEO (Northeast Ohio) natural building group led by Chris McClellan who is also a Cob Cottage alumn. https://www.facebook.com/groups/NaturalBuildingNEO/
The Green Triangle is a group very involved in Cleveland that knows anything about everything in the NEO area and beyond. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2207810278/
The guys at Rid All in Cleveland are absolutely bad ass. You must visit them if you are ever anywhere near Cleveland. Will Allen from Growing Power is very involved. I first heard about these guys when I was living in Tulsa and someone I was working with had just gotten back from a big urban-ag conference in Cleveland and said these guys were keynote speakers and that their place was amazing. He was right. http://www.greennghetto.org/
Also, Brad at the George Jones farm in Oberlin is an excellent resource if you want to network in NEO. He knows everybody on the scene and has a long history in Cleveland. I went up there for a visit in January and it was a lot of fun just hanging out with him one-on-one and bouncing around some ideas. http://www.cityfresh.org/george-jones-farm
Thanks for making this thread! I was specifically looking for something with Ohio in the title...!