2017 Fourth Annual Permaculture Tour Hosts
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Morning ONLY Sites 9 - 12pm
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Shelterbelt Farm (Brooktondale, NY)1-hr tours at 9am and 11amErica Frenay, 607-539-6512info@shelterbeltfarm.com200 Creamery Road, Brooktondale, NY 14817Orchard, cropping and grazing ecosystem, beehives, sheep, and chickens, swales, green living roof, bioshelter under construction, graywater system, and diverse fruit/nut species (serviceberry, mulberry, elderberry, hazelnut, persimmon, chestnut, currant, etc)
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Auburn Permaculture Park (Auburn, NY)Tours 9-12Peter Cramer, 315-258-3771
auburnpermaculture@gmail.com,
53 Garrow St, Auburn, NY 13021Auburn Permaculture Park is an edible forest garden and educational gathering space located in Auburn, New York.
Founded in 2015, Auburn Permaculture Park is a multi-generational, educational gathering space that inspires people to celebrate community and build a relationship with nature through exploration and play. The park provides a welcoming and accessible oasis of abundance and diversity, a serene place to unwind and reconnect, and a place for personal and perennial cultivation and growth. The low-cost, low-maintenance park serves as a symbol of community-empowerment and as a reproducible model for regenerating urban lands with edible forest ecosystems.
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Rahma Forest Garden (Syracuse, NY)Tour 12:15-1:00Frank Cetera, 315-308-1372info@alchemicalnursery.org,3100 South Salina St, Syracuse, New York 13202Using Perennial Permaculture Landscaping to Bring the Free Health Clinic's Mission Outside Its Doors: Rahma Edible Forest Snack Garden is a tree and community based permaculture place growing to enrich its space ecologically and socially since its initiation.
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Dead Dog Farm (Elmira, NY)Tours 9-12Bill Krovetcz 607-426-0999deaddogfarmhoney@gmail.com103 Sullivan Crest Road, Elmira, NY 14901Agrofoestry farm, apiary and apothecary, using permaculture techniques to increase sustainability and diversity.
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Afternoon ONLY Sites 1 - 4pm
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Bitternut Homestead (Syracuse NY)Drop in any time, 1-4pmFrank Cetera, 315-308-1372
frcetera@alchemicalnursery.org,
717 Otisco St, Syracuse, NY 13204 (Corner of Belmont St)The Bitternut Homestead (named after the Iroquois word Otisco, or Us-te-ke, "bitter-nut-hickory", a 100-year old renovated Victorian purchased in 2010 for $1 from Home Headquarters (HHQ), a local quasi-governmental/non-profit housing agency. The house had been vacant for 3-4 years at the time of purchase, and required new plumbing, electric, heating, hot water, structural repairs from water and animal damage, and major interior and exterior finish work.
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Wellspring Forest Farm & School (Mecklenburg, NY)Tours 1pm, 2:30pmSteve & Elizabeth Gabriel, 607-342-2825
farmers@wellspringforestfarm.com,
6164 Deer Run Ln, Trumansburg NY 14886Each of our farm products is part of a forest-based enterprise that supports healthy land while providing nutrient dense and delicious products; maple syrup, mushrooms, pastured lamb, duck eggs, and elderberry extract. Our school provides opportunities that connect people to the forested landscape to build a working relationship with the woods to support their needs for food, medicine, and materials while fostering an ethic of deep stewardship of forests for future generations.
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Good Life Farm & Finger Lakes Cider House (Interlaken, NY)4:30-6:30pmMelissa Madden & Garrett Miller, 607-352-3313melissa@thegoodlifefarm.org,4017 Hickok Rd, Interlaken NYGood Life Farm and the Finger Lakes Cider House is a 69-acre farm growing Certified Organic fruit, vegetables, and pastured poultry. Our young farm pairs perennial vegetable production with organic orchard management, forage for beef, poultry and draft horses, season extension for vegetables and low-energy input systems.
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ALL DAY Sites 9AM-4PM
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Edible Acres (Trumansburg, NY)tour from 10-11:30pm, tour from 2:30-4pmSean Dembrosky, 607-342-4953seandembrosky@gmail.com9408 Congress Street Extension, Trumansburg NY 14886Edible Acres is a permaculture nursery and food forest homestead 8 years in the making. Using very low cost and low tech solutions, this space has evolved into a dense and resilient food forest with a huge diversity of useful plants. There will be potted perennial/edible/medicinal plants available for purchase as well as certified organic seed garlic for your fall planting needs!
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Cayuta Sun Farm (Catharine, NY)Ongoing tours from 9-12, BBQ Lunch at 12, ongoing tours from 1-4pm Michael Burns & Kelly Dietz, 607-227-0316. http://CayutaSunFarm.com
Michael@CayutaSunFarm.com,
2962 South Swamp Rd, Alpine NY 14805We produce log-grown shiitake mushrooms, silvopastured pork, and grass-pastured chickens. Camping available during the tour weekend. http://CayutaSunFarm.com
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South Meadow Urban Oasis (Ithaca, NY)tour times: 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00Alex Colket 6072803235 playwithyourmind@gmail.com816 South Meadow Street, Ithaca, NY 148501/4 acre of edible landscaping in downtown Ithaca complete with wetland, falling staircases, stawberry towers, swamp muck and cute ducks
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Twisted Tree Farm (Spencer, NY)Guided Tour from 10:30-12:00 or Drop in anytime during day for self guided tourAkiva Silver, 607-589-7937ttfarm279@gmail.com,279 Washburn Road,  Spencer, NY 14883Diverse small farm on 20 acres of hillside. Bare root and potted nursery with thousands of fruit trees, nut trees, berry bushes, and perennials. Young orchards of chestnut, mulberry, hazel, persimmon. Swales, ponds, and gardens.
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The Enchanted Edible ForestOpen to the public from 10 a.m. til 6 p.m. Saturday, August 26 Informal tours/tastings begin promptly at 10, noon, 2 and 4 p.m.Dani Baker, Garden Creator and Organic Farmer 315-482-3663danibaker@crossislandfarms.comNext driveway 1/8 mile down road from 44301 Cross Island Road, Wellesley Island, NY 13640A beautifully landscaped certified organic planting of over 300 varieties of fruits, nuts, berries, greens, herbs and other edibles, both native and uncommon. Incorporating many permaculture principles, the one acre garden features hugelkulture mounds, numerous microclimates, two small ponds, limestone patios, and a bandstand. It serves as a venue for U-pick, workshops, and tours, and can be rented for weddings, family reunions, and other special events. Fruits and herbs from the garden are used as ingredients by local restaurants. Many visitors have independently chosen the word "magical" to describe the garden's ambience.
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EarthNet Farm (Dryden, NY)
45min Guided Tours at 1030 and 1230 or drop in anytime during day for self guided tour and viewing design maps
Estelle Waterman 607-351-5082
givegatherscavenge@gmail.com
2 Beam Hill Road, Dryden NY 13053A 4-acre family-scale homestead in year two of its mission. Focus will be largely on the permaculture design process, with maps and designs on display for viewing. This is a valuable site for beginner permaculturists and/or those interested in designs with a focus on communal living, trade, and scaleability. Some highlight features--unique layer and meat rabbit systems, tiny-home, and a woodchip-based home garden ("back to eden" style).
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Ithacash Community Currency (Ithaca, NY)Drop in any timeScott Morris, 256-472-1776scott@ithacash.com516 Stewart Ave, Ithaca NY 14850Community currencies reduce our carbon footprint by relocalizing the economy and incentivizing prosocial behaviors. Come get an in depth review of this feild and how it brings together permaculture and economics, and learn more about the strategies, structures, and technologies being used to implement Community Currency around the world.
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Ithaca Permaculture ParkDrop in any time for a self-guided tourChrys Gardener 607-272-2292cab69@cornell.eduAlice Miller Way, Ithaca NY 14850 (behind the Sciencenter)A city park planted with edibles for anyone to harvest, as well as plants for pollinators. Features include herb spirals, raised beds planted with vegetables, locust post arbors planted with hardy kiwi, pollinator gardens, fruit trees and shrubs, and polyculture planting areas.
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Bread and Roses Collective (Syracuse, NY)
kgreen@syr.edu
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