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Mark DiDonato
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  • Catherine Donnelly
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  • chuck ackerman
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  • Brad Masi
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Gordon Square Farmers Market-Vendor Meeting at Detroit Shoreway Arcade Atrium

March 14, 2012 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
There will be a Gordon Square Farmers Market Vendors Meeting this Wednesday at the Detroit Shoreway Arcade Atrium at 6:30 pm. The Arcade Atrium is at W.65th and Detroit Ave. This meeting is for existing and potential vendors. The agenda includes Dates for the GSFM, as well as discussion of applications and fees for vendors. See you there!
Mar 10, 2012
Mark DiDonato is attending Nicole Mendelsohn's event

Stone Soup Initiative Food Dehydrating Class at Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center - Demo Kitchen

February 21, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8pm
The Stone Soup Initiative is dedicated to teaching Clevelanders how to prepare and preserve local food. In these cold, slow harvest months, terrific instructors are teaching members of our community a variety of food preservation techniques that can be used year-round.The theme for our fifth class is dehydrating. The class will be taught by Mark DiDonato, high school science teacher, chicken keeper and vegetable gardener extraordinaire. Mark will bring his own dehydrator and teach methods of…See More
Feb 19, 2012
Mark DiDonato replied to Mellisa Bencivengo's discussion Places to buy chicken feed in Cleveland in the group Chicken keepers
"I buy mine at the Lakeshore Feed and Seed. It is on Clark Ave. Their feed is a little more per bag, but I believe in shopping local and supporting mom and pop shops whenever I can. I would rather pay the extra two dollars a bag than see another…"
Feb 15, 2012
Mark DiDonato commented on Jocelyn Kirkwood's group Chicken keepers
"Some neighbors and I here on the Near West Side of Cleveland bought 24 chicks from Meyers last June.  We wanted a specific number of specific breeds, and had to wait a month to six weeks.  The chicks were in great health when we got…"
Feb 11, 2012
Mark DiDonato replied to Toni Rozsahegyi's discussion I have a PROBLEM - What should I do? in the group Chicken keepers
"Toni, I am sorry to hear about what happened. Since the winter is a bit harder on the chickens, I would do one of either two things. Find a new home for my lone chicken, and start again in the spring with a new flock. Or Buy two or three new…"
Oct 15, 2011
Mark DiDonato commented on Tom Gibson's event Soil That Moves:Creating Microbe-friendly Soil
"I will be coming.  There is a canning workshop on the near westside that supposedly ends at 5.  I am going to leave early, but any chance the talk could start at 5 after 5?"
Aug 5, 2011
Mark DiDonato is attending Tom Gibson's event

Soil That Moves:Creating Microbe-friendly Soil at First Unitarian Church

August 7, 2011 from 5pm to 7pm
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 key soil foodweb concepts, as well as succession, urban applications, what weeds mean, and compost tea. Between the two of them, Dan and Caitlin have studied extensively with the world's leading permaculturists.A free-will offering will raise money for a biogas digester for the Daraja Academy, and all-girls high…See More
Aug 5, 2011
Mark DiDonato posted a status
"I built a traditional root cellar in the basement this summer! I would love to show it to anyone interested in dropping by!"
Aug 5, 2011

Profile Information

Your business, organization or project:
Positive Education Program- Teacher/Counselor
Tell us about yourself:
Interested in urban renewal, alternative economies, sustainability and self-sufficiency.
What gifts can you give to Cleveland's local food community?
A large appetite
What knowledge and practices do you want to learn?
Preservation, permaculture
What about local food makes you most excited?
Its role in helping Cleveland evolve to an even better place.

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At 5:53am on March 10, 2011, Tom Gibson said…

Welcome to NEO Permaculture.  We'll probably have some workdays this spring where You'll get a chance to work on various projects and learn what people are doing.  We're also, tentatively, planning a visit to Wooster in July to view some experimental polyculture work.




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