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The Broadwell Hill Learning Center
The Broadwell Hill Learning Center
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22215 Mayles Ridge Road, Stewart, Ohio, US
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate

Jason Liechti Kevin Mace Lena Diehl
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The Broadwell Hill Learning Center

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Rural, Residential, Commercial, Community, School Projects, Philanthropic aid, Demonstration, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz, Financial Economic, Political

Project Summary

The Broadwell Hill Learning Center and Sustainable Forest Stewardship Project...more info to come.

Project Description

We are located in the Federal Creek Watershed within the Ohio Hill Country region of Appalachia, USA.

We are the stewards of 65 acres of recovering forest with a sustainable multi-use management plan with a landscape perspective.

The owner-built passive solar Motherhouse is off-grid with independent water, sanitation, electric systems and an intensive forest garden.

We are entering our third year of neighborhood potlucks, resource sharing, etc., and are home to the Neighborhood Resilience Corps pilot project. A system architecture with a bottom-up/top-down approach that is reflective of emergency management planning structure, networked with an affinity/spokes council approach with other neighborhoods and linked with our political/government partners up the chain.

We are also the stewards for Athens' Own, a sustainable and resilience oriented business serving our circle distribution network.

We are participants in our local food economy system with farm  and value-added products; we also help our neighbors and others get their products to market within a true cost system of accounting while building our local resilience.  We utilize systems of trade, gift certificates, etc. along side our cash based applications.

We offer Ohio University students and others with internship and volunteer opportunities, host workshops and provide outreach in a variety of ways.

We face a variety of chronic disaster needs in our impoverished Appalachian region.  Our pro-active steps toward adaptation to this era of great change improves quality of life, helps us better address current needs, puts us in a better position to respond and recover to acute disruptions and lays the foundations for a more viable legacy with future generations in mind.

More info to be provided with up-dates.


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