Presentation about food localization efforts at Oberlin in conjunction with the Oberlin Project, a community-wide effort to transition to a post-fossil-fuel economy. Presented at the annual conference for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) in March of 2012.
Report from grant funded by the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) in 2006 that explores several approches to promoting community composting in Oberlin. Includes profile of collaboration with Will Allen from Growing Power in Miwaukee, a detailed description of on-farm vermicomposting of food waste, and distributed applications of composting to urban agriculture in Cleveland.
Proposal for in-vessel composting system for Oberlin College from 2003, as presented in Environmental Studies Honors Thesis at Oberlin College. Written by Lucian Eisenhauer in 2003.
Original local foods study for the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association conducted in 1988.
Original local food program development propoosal for Oberlin College's Campus Dining Services in 1988.
Feasibility study and plan for development of commercial community kitchen incubator for the Oberlin community. Conducted by Oberlin College students in 2007.
Great guide for urban gardening resources in Youngstown. Even if you are not in Youngstown, this guide provides a good template for the kinds of resources you can find in your own community to support urban farming efforts.
This resource guide contains valuable information that details a number of options for utilizing vacant land for urban agriculture, stormwater retention, and neighborhood beuatification. While focused on Cleveland, the lessons can apply to any urban center with under-utilized property. Contains both information and case studies of local heroes and their innovative approches to improving food access, neighborhood beautification, and ecological services.
Report and plans for development of a Compressed Earth Bricks (CEB) machine, a collaboration with Marcin Jakubowski with the Open Source Ecology Global Village Construction set and the CEB Oberlin Team and the Lorain County Joint Vocational School. The CEB can make bricks out of clay, an abundant resource in Northeast Ohio. Builidngs to be consturcted to support local food activities, including George Jones Farm, community gardens, grazing animal shelters, root cellars, and other applications.
Presentation by Brad Masi to the Summit Urban Farming Initiative (SUFI), an project of OSU Extension in Summit County to train urban market gardeners in the City of Akron and its surroundings.