A recent focus for Community Solutions has been research and writing on the possibilities of restored soils and water systems to sequester carbon and cool the planet. This work is woven into our longstanding commitment to permaculture and local organic growing. Peter Bane, Community Solutions Fellow and Board member, and author of The Permaculture Handbook, is at work on a Community Solutions-sponsored layman’s guide to restoring water cycles—research that is also being disseminated through our YouTube channel and Climate Change conference.
Community Solution's fellow, Peter Bane, is writing a book about permaculture and how restoring the natural fertility of the land can increase the soil's ability to sequester carbon. Listen to a podcast featuring Peter Bane!
Heartbeat Communtiy Farm is a Community Supported Agriculture farm. Over 30 different types of vegtables are available for weekly pickup at the farm outside Yellow Springs, Ohio from June through October. Heartbeat produces 10,000 pounds of food per year.
Click here for more information on Heartbeat Community Farm.
Jonna Johnson has partnered with Springfield Promise Grows to administer a garden-based after school care program. Here is a picture of Jonna and first-year Community Solutions LEAF fellow, Leah Newton, with the Hayward Middle School Garden Club, making rocket stoves.
Locally grown food can promote a community’s health, relationships, and economy. While the local food movement in southwest Ohio is growing, it remains relatively small, and many barriers to growth exist.