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Sunday, March 02, 2014
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Permaculture Potluck

A gathering of the permaculture community of Northeast Ohio, sponsored by City Rising Farm, First Unitarian Church of Cleveland, and Green Triangle.


Larchmere Community Garden. Janet Alter and Ann McCulloh have infused their community garden with the principles they learned from their 2009 PDC with Darren Doherty: Community and site analysis; self-seeding annuals and perennials; orchard guilds; herb spiral; garden structures from repurposed materials; sharing of surplus, etc. But how do you combine permaculture with the goals of individual plot renters? Janet and Ann will discuss what it takes to make their hybrid permaculture/community garden model work.

City Repair: This past summer, groups of neighbors in Buckeye-Larchmere-Shaker, Stockyards, Glenville, Mill Creek and Central came together to collaboratively design projects that would transform sites in their neighborhoods into more socially connective, artistically inspiring, humane and ecologically sound places to be—all foundational ideas of permaculture. Inspired by the place-making efforts of City Repair, a 17-year-old community initiative in Portland, OR, Cleveland's pilot year resulted in 3 projects being built across the city by teams of volunteers during the same 10 days in September. We’ll talk about how and what’s next.

George Jones Farm. Brad Charles Melzer describes how he and his colleagues are transforming a debt-burdened Oberlin College farm that formerly planted crops in rows into an economically viable Food Forest. Fruit tree guilds everywhere, plus biochar for members who sign up for this permaculture CSA.

First Unitarian Church
21600 Shaker Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH

More information: http://www.firstunitariancleveland.org/

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