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An Ex-Conman Builds the World’s First Biocellar – Modern Farmer 11 18 2013

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Under gray October skies, a group of men huddle around an engine-block-sized chunk of sandstone in a vacant lot in Cleveland. This could be just another demolition day in a city that is tearing down houses left and right in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. But instead, they’re building the first-ever biocellar – a greenhouse structure built on the foundation of an old house… By Lee Chilcote on November 18, 2013 Modern Farmer

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Turning A Vacant Cleveland House Into A Fancy Farm

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Turning A Vacant Cleveland House Into A Fancy Farm The BioCellar is a farm, in a basement, in a vacant house, in a declining Cleveland neighborhood. … This house is now turning into the world’s first BioCellar. FastCompany, November, 2013. Play now.

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Keeping Up with Us? Here’s what’s been going on February – October, 2013

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in News | 0 comments

"PechaKucha, MIX: Muse collaboration at Cleveland Museum of Arts…" The Plain Dealer, Oct. 5, 2013   (PDF file). Click to review.      "Mansfield Frazier keeps tending to his Vineyard Château Hough" Crain’s Cleveland Business, Sept. 3, 2013   (PDF file). Click to see PDF.      "Château Hough, an urban vineyard, just months from its first bottling; The Plain Dealer, August 31, 2013   (PDF file). Click to review.      "A...

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World’s first ‘biocellar’ to be built in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in News | 0 comments

World’s first ‘biocellar’ to be built in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood

Mansfield Frazier talks about a biocellar that will be built next to Chateau Hough, an urban vineyard at E. 66th Street and Hough Avenue. (Video) CLEVELAND, Ohio — Jean Loria looks up at a crumbling, 112-year-old home on East 66th Street and in it sees Cleveland’s future. More specifically, the permaculture designer sees the world’s first “biocellar,” a term she coined in 2006 to describe her idea of reusing abandoned homes by carefully tearing them down, then reinforcing the existing basement and topping it with a slanted, greenhouselike roof that would make it...

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Hough pioneers of ‘biocellars’: editorial

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Hough pioneers of ‘biocellars’: editorial

Mansfield Frazier — counterfeiter turned community activist, author, blogger and mastermind behind the Chateau Hough vineyard — has taken on a new venture in partnership with “permaculture” designer Jean Loria. Together, they plan to transform the basements of abandoned homes in Cleveland’s foreclosure-battered Hough neighborhood into “biocellars,” a term Loria coined. She describes it as a passive solar greenhouse that houses a living ecosystem. Read more here.

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