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A forum to promote information exchange, mutual aid activities, announce events, and identify topics of interest in applying permaculture design to the regeneration of urban, suburban, and rural landscapes in northern Ohio and beyond.

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Two Extraordinary Permaculture Presentations: August 7 and August 14


First Unitarian Church, Shaker Heights, Ohio.  21600 Shaker Blvd.

Sunday August 7, 5 PM. Caitlin Bergman and Dan McLeod, co-founders of Sweet Soil, a Petaluma, CA-based consultancy (http://www.sweet-soil.com), will give a talk on “Soil That Moves: Creating a Microbe-friendly Garden Your Plants Will Love.” Caitlin says, “We’ll provide cutting edge information on key soil foodweb concepts, as well as succession, urban applications, what weeds mean, and compost tea.”

Sunday August 14, 5 PM.  Marilyn McHugh and Chris Kennedy, Cleveland permaculturists, will describe and illustrate their experiences introducing transformative permaculture techniques to the Daraja Academy, a path-breaking Kenyan high school for high-achieving girls.  Projects including planting a polyculture orchard, building a bee hive, adding a pond with tilapia (to introduce a protein source that also happened to eat malaria-producing mosquito larvae), changing the environment for chickens to increase egg production by a factor of 6X, and extensive composting and soil building.

All four of our presenters are high-energy, internationally-connected doers, who will give you hope for the planet.

There will be a free-will offering at both talks; proceeds will go toward purchase of a biogas digester for the Daraja Academy. The digester is a sustainable energy producer that substitutes for charcoal and thus saves trees.



North American Permaculture Convergence

Is anyone in the Cleveland area panning on attending the NAPC in Minn.? I'd love to find folk to travel with.ThanksContinue

Started by Mari Keating Jun 15.

Skill Shares 3 Replies

In honor of International Permaculuture Day we have organized a day of skill sharing at three urban agriculture programs in the City of Cleveland. We will be starting at Vel's Purple Oasis Garden…Continue

Started by Josh Koppen. Last reply by Mari Keating May 1, 2013.

Public Square

Ok, it has been a long time since I lived in Cleveland, but it is my hometown and I will be moving back in the near future, so I am going to contribute to the conversation.I may have spent a little…Continue

Started by Christina Bee Oct 29, 2011.

Best Description of a Thunderstorm Ever Written?

All the thunderstorms we’ve been having—in August no less—made me think of the greatest description of a thunderstorm I’ve ever read.  It’s from Frances Trollope’s Domestic Manners of the Americans,…Continue

Tags: permaculture

Started by Tom Gibson Aug 21, 2011.

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Comment by Dave Simons on December 6, 2013 at 11:47am
Comment by Dave Simons on March 30, 2013 at 1:28pm
Comment by Tom Gibson on February 4, 2013 at 7:27am

We've got one seat left to carpool from the Heights to Dan Kittredge's Oberlin seminar next Sunday, Feb. 10 (per Glenn's comments below).  If you want a ride, please contact me at granvilletgibson@gmail.com

Comment by Glenn on February 2, 2013 at 8:42pm

This is a reminder that the registration deadline is Monday, February 4.     There is much information that is new to all but a few gardeners/farmers.  Biological farming methods have advanced to the point of near complete disease and insect resistance.  A healthy plant (one which provides ample exudates for the rhizosphere, complete sucking insect resistant proteins, lipids for airborne resistance, and insect indigestible plant secondary metabolites) should not need ANY pesticides, organic or otherwise.  A diseased or insect eaten plant is showing symptoms of poor health.  Recent understanding of ways to achieve plant health and optimal genetic expression and yields has made this possible.  This is the level of expectation of results from this method.  **Scholarships are still available for growers.**    http://www.localfoodcleveland.org/events/farming-for-optimal-nutrie...
Feb. 10 and Apr. 7, 9:30-4:30, 218 N. Pleasant St., Oberlin.
Register at: http://bionutrient.org/workshops

Comment by Tom Gibson on January 23, 2013 at 12:13pm

I'm going to Glenn's event and would be interested in carpooling with anyone else who is going.  Let me know via e-mail at GranvilleTGibson@gmail.com

Tom Gibson

Comment by Glenn on January 23, 2013 at 11:43am

Not your everyday gardening/farming workshop!  

Exceptional opportunity.  Biological farming methods can produce crops with complete disease and insect resistance while increasing production.  Average crop yields in the US only average 10-15% of genetic potential, and nowhere near nutrient density potential.  Learn how each plant can achieve as much of its potential as possible!!
Please consider attending --
Feb. 10 and Apr. 7, 9:30-4:30, 218 N. Pleasant St., Oberlin.
Register at: http://bionutrient.org/workshops
$150.  Scholarships for growers.  Please distribute this announcement.
Thank you!

Comment by Tia Lebherz on March 8, 2012 at 2:56pm
Hey Everyone,

Food and Water Watch, City Rising Farm, Blaine Avenue Community Garden and The Green Triangle are teaming up to GREEN your St. Patty's Day. Join us on March 17 from 9:30am-noon at City Rising's Permaculture Garden to help prep for spring planting and learn more about how the farm bill affects us all!

Check out the event here: http://www.localfoodcleveland.org/events/green-your-st-patricks-day

Hope to see and meet you all there!
Comment by Gary D Whipple on February 16, 2011 at 10:03pm

From the Buckeye/Woodland High Tunnels Work and Learn.  Hope to be able to come back and see the water bags we made holders for.

Comment by Dave Simons on February 16, 2011 at 11:53am


   The link to Our Photos has nothing on it.  Please add the right link.

Comment by John Stupica on February 16, 2011 at 1:25am
Added pictures from the Work and Learn event held Sunday Feb 13, 2011 at Cleveland Botanical Garden and the visit to the Hi Tunnels at the Buckeye/Woodland Garden site.   Check out the Our Photo section from link above.

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