Monday, February 3, 2014

Sustainable Living and Permaculture Design Course 2014

Join Solid Ground Farm for six weekends of targeted education to familiarize participants with all aspects of sustainable living and permaculture design. Each weekend is run by a regional expert and will feature local practitioners sharing their experiences, plus site visits to local farms and homesteads, and hands-on projects. Experience the 72 hour Permaculture Design Course as it applies directly to our region, as we learn to design, build, and grow a sustainable future. Sign up for weekends of interest or take the full course to earn a permaculture design certificate.

March 15-16 Theory and Principles of Permaculture
March 22-23 Forest Garden Design
April 5-6 Building Fertility and Soil Health
April 12-13 Integrative Livestock Management
April 26-27 Natural Building Basics
May 3-5 Strategies for an Alternative Nation

Learn more by visiting the course webpage: or contact Weston Lombard @ 740-856-6299 or

The cost for the six weekend course, including camping, meals, course materials, and your Permaculture Design Certificate is $500 (or $100 per weekend). Some work trade may be available for special cases.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Weekend Permaculture Design Course for Practitioners


Dates: March 16-17, March 23-24, April 6-7, April 13-14, April 20-21, April 27-28, May 4-5.
Location: Solid Ground Farm 13262 Liars Corner Rd, Millfield, OH 45761

Description: Designed for practitioners by practitioners this hands-on course explores the standard 72-hour Permaculture cirriculum through seven weekends of focused learning. In addition to exploring the theories and principles of Permaculture and ecological design, through many site tours, projects, and interactive learning sessions, participants will experience Permaculture as it relates to the Eastern Forest Region. Full of special guest farmers, academics, area experts, designers and do-ers, our teaching team offers firsthand knowledge on all aspects of sustainable living.

Instructors: Rebecca Wood, Kurt Belser, R.E. Hogan, Mark Cohen, Weston Lombard, Kathy Jacobson, Pete Woyar, Kevin Polk, and many more.

Cost: $700-900


Contact: Weston Lombard 740-856-6299,

Friday, January 27, 2012

Spring Permaculture Design Course Discount

March 18-25 PDC at Solid Ground Farm

Now offering a "Brown Bag Special" discounted rate to locals. Get your Permaculture Design Certificate for only $600 if you bring your own meals, or $500 if you get a friend to sign up also.

Contact 740-856-6299 or visit for registration information.

Offer ends Feb 27

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Spring Permaculture Design Certificate Course


Join Wayne Weismen and the Permaculture Project for a weeklong ecological design immersion.

Sponsored by Solid Ground Farm, Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, Sand Ridge B and B, and Deep Garden Design.

Sunday March 18-Sunday March 25, 2012
Solid Ground Farm Athens, Ohio

Explore the concepts, theories, and practice of Permaculture design. Experience Permaculture applied directly to the Midwest, as you live and learn with practicing ecological designers on Solid Ground Farm. Discover the interrelations of natural building, sustainable agriculture, biomimicry, broad-scale site design, local economies, local ecosystems, earthworks and waterways. Sure to be an exciting week of on-site projects, lectures, special guest teachers, site walks around the area, and fun nightly activities from African drumming lessons, to Capoeira and yoga classes. Come join the fun.

Cost: $800-$1000 (sliding scale) base fee includes space for onsite camping, three meals a day, textbook and access to online resources, and a certificate from The Permaculture Project, LLC. For offsite accommodations please contact us. Pre-registration required. Register by sending a check written out to RAW (along with your name, address, phone number and email) to Solid Ground Farm, 13262 Liars Corner Rd, Millfield, Ohio 45761. For more information, contact Weston Lombard at 740-856-6299 or or visit Space is limited.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tool Sharpening at Connie's

Hi Everyone-

I agreed to post an email about our get-together yesterday and the mini discussion Molly led with Connie, Kevin, Kimberly, Jason and me at the table. We also had a great time sharpening our tools and mending clothes, something we might do every year around this time as we put our gardens to bed. We laughed a lot and ate some great food.

Here's a quick review:
We are going to meet again in January. Please tell us a few Sunday afternoon dates that work for you.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cob Oven at Kev & Kimberly's

On 10/10/10, a dozen permaculture enthusiasts from the area helped us start a cob oven.

Anika, Weston, Connie and Kevin work on the base of the oven. Weston built his own cob house this summer.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Gathering at Michelle's

Hi Everyone-
This message is to update everyone on our meeting, potluck, seed swap and beginning plans for the coming growing season.