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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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VIDEO: The Vineyards of Château Hough

Posted by on Oct 6, 2012 in News | 0 comments

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Urban farms are taking root in Cleveland, bringing home surprising harvests

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in News | 0 comments

By Debbi Snook, The Plain Dealer September 21, 2012, 9:00AM Old MacDonald had a farm, but probably not on an abandoned city lot tended by a farmer from Burma and supported by some of the top restaurants in town. Cleveland, however, has such unconventional growing places. After only a few years of operation, they are bringing home surprising harvests. Four of Cleveland’s urban fams are featured as success stories n a midsummer tour organized by Cuyahoga County; Ohio State University Extension; and the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, an organic food group based in Columbus....

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Urban Vineyards Sprouting in the Midwest

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Driving through Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood, the last thing you’d expect to come upon is a vineyard. Hough has long been one of Cleveland’s most distressed areas, site of the notorious “Hough riots” – the 1966 racial violence that still haunts these streets. Yet, rising like a Phoenix from the ashes is Chateau Hough, almost an entire square block of beautiful, well-tended. Read more here.

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