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Chateau Hough’s First Annual Fundraiser: Stabilizing At-Risk Youth with Jobs

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Fundraiser | 0 comments

Please join us at the Vineyard of Château Hough on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) and listen to members of The Cleveland Orchestra, while sketching with artists from The Cleveland Museum of Art at our First Annual Fundraiser. Click on flyers below for details. For “Fundraiser” ticket(s) click “Donate”...

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Worlds first biocellar could be the start of the urban renewal Cleveland needs

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in News | 0 comments

worlds first biocellar 6 28 2016 world zebra b By CAROLINE ROLF June 28, 2016 The Plaid Zebra When race riots broke out across America in the 1960s, they resulted in disturbing violence and devastating loss of life and property. In Cleveland, Ohio, these riots aggravated the job losses and hardships due to the shrinking of its once powerful industrial sector. It wasn’t until the late 1990s that the city began to rebuild. Driving through the neighbourhood of Hough today, you can still see some of the 100-plus-year-old homes crumbling and...

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From Severance Hall to Hough — The Cleveland Orchestra Visits Its Neighbors

Posted by on Jun 5, 2016 in News | 0 comments

From Severance Hall to Hough idea stream 5 2 2016 By David C. Barnett Sunday, May 1, 2016 ideastream The Cleveland Orchestra will step outside the confines of Severance Hall and spend several weeks doing outreach activities in the city’s Hough community, this summer.  The Orchestra  will partner with the Cleveland Museum of Art for its “At Home Residency” in Hough, which sits within a few blocks of both institutions.  A variety of music and visual art activities are scheduled to take place from June up through a free...

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Resilient Midwestern Cities: Improving Equity in a Changing Climate

Posted by on Apr 30, 2016 in News | 0 comments

By Cathleen Kelly, et. al., April 2016 Center for American Progress …The Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone in the Kinsman neighborhood, for example, has created an inner-city agricultural district from more than 20 acres of previously vacant land.73 Within this district are initiatives including Kinsman Farm, an incubator farm that provides land to gardeners learning to farm at scale, and the Rid-All Green Partnership, an urban farm with an education program that produces vegetables and tilapia.74 Chateau Hough, named for the Hough...

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Chateau Hough: The World’s First BioCellar

Posted by on Apr 30, 2016 in News | 0 comments

By Kate Herrmann, March/April Issue 2016 Conscious:Company Magazine When race riots swept through the country in the mid-1960s, the Hough neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio, experienced some of the most devastating violence, resulting in a tragic loss of life and property. These events exacerbated the already-heightened divestment and job loss that was affecting the Rust Belt, and it wasn’t until the late 1990s that the neighborhood began to slowly bounce back. Today, entrepreneurs and “urban pioneers” are starting to move into...

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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

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

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). ...

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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...

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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...

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