Natural Building Workshop

Registration is now open for the upcoming Natural Building Workshop!

Saturday, May 28, 1-6pm

Possibilitarian Garden, 2913 E 117th St.

$50 registration fee (includes take-home materials)

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Details below….

13072683_858940707547993_169868555491346259_oHave you wanted to learn more about natural building but not sure how? Here’s your chance!

Get hands-on with natural building techniques like cob building, lashing, inukshuks and dry stack walls with local natural building expert, Josh Koppen. Workshop will take place at Possibilitarian Garden, 2913 E 117th St, Cleveland. All participants will gain hands-on experience with natural building, and will take home materials, tools and inspiration to continue their learning.

Workshop investment of $50 includes take-home educational materials.

Space is limited – Register online in Eventbrite: 

About the Instructor: Josh Koppen is an expert in Natural Building and an accomplished coordinator in urban gardening and landscape installations. A graduate of the Natural Building Intensive Program and Permaculture Design Course at the wonderful Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Vermont, he stayed on with the organization as an employee until the winter of 2008, when he moved back to the Cleveland area and joined Earth Day Coalition as a core consultant to the NatureHood Program. His expertise in native plants and permaculture design is only rivaled by his love of music and building community. He quickly found kindred spirits at the Green Triangle and has been an active member and director ever since. He has served as President since 2013.

This workshop is made possible with generous support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, in partnership with Possibilitarian Regenerative Community Homestead (PORCH).

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Homesteading with Permaculture Workshop Series

In collaboration with PORCH (Possibilitarian Regenerative Community Homestead) with support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Green Triangle is excited to present “Homesteading with Permaculture” workshop series of one-day, hands-on workshops running from May 2016 thru October 2016.

May 28, 1-6 pm ……. Natural Building

June …….  Living Soils

July 16, 11 am – 4 pm …… Herbal Remedy Making: Using Plants from Your Own Backyard to Create a Healthy Vibrant Life

Sept 3 …..  …… Food Preservation

Sept 24……  Natural Fibers from Wool to Robe

October ….. Social Permaculture

We will be adding more workshop and registration information in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned!

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Green Triangle hosts Ben Falk, author of Resilient Farm and Homestead this Week

 Ben Falk, founder of Whole Systems Design, holds bundles bundles of short grain brown rice grown in terraced rice paddies at his research farm in Moretown, VT. Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

Ben Falk, founder of Whole Systems Design, holds bundles of short grain brown rice grown in terraced rice paddies at his research farm in Moretown, VT. Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

Internationally renowned ecological designer and award-winning author Ben Falk will visit Cleveland October 21-24. Falk’s Vermont-based landscape design firm Whole Systems Design utilizes permaculture techniques and systems thinking to design for ecological regeneration, resilience and abundance. Falk will consult with six small farms across northeast Ohio during his tour, which will also include a public lecture and a meet-the-author dinner.

Forum for Farmers and Designers

Thursday, October 22, 7:00 – 9:00 PM University of Akron Field StaBon 4240 Ira Rd. Akron, Ohio 44333 Limit 40 guests. Tickets $40 includes heavy hors d’oeuvres.  Facebook event:

Public Lecture & Book-Signing

Friday, October 23, 7:00 – 8:30 PM First Unitarian Church of Cleveland 21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights, Tickets $10 suggested donaBon. Ben’s book will be available for purchase.  Facebook event:

Tickets for both events HERE.


Falk’s book was honored with an award from the American Horticultural Society and is described by Chelsea Green as “an inspiration in what can be done by imitating natural systems, and making the most of what we have by re-imagining what’s possible. A gorgeous case study for the homestead of the future.”

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Contact  Jessie  Jones at for more info.

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BioBlitz Coming Up!

Come!  Gather at George Jones Farm in Oberlin, OH for BioBlitz!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

7 am – 3 pm

more details at:

See you there!

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Urban Bestiary Talk, March 13

Author Lyanda Lynn Haupt will present The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild

March 13 at 7pm, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

In a new urban ecosystem where opossums turn up in subway cars and coyotes in city parks, we face some fascinating questions: Whose “home” is this? Where does the wild end and the city begin? And what difference does it make to us as humans living our daily lives? Like its medieval predecessors, a modern bestiary must blend science, myth and personal stories in the quest to live with grace and intelligence in wild neighborhoods. Book signing to follow.

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2015 PDC is FULL!

Registration for the 2015 Permaculture Design Course is closed.

If you are interested in taking a PDC with us in the future, please sign up for our mailing list, and we will let you know when the next one comes around.

Thank you for your interest!

We are looking forward to a great session- see you soon!

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We are less than a month away from the start of the 2015 Permaculture Design Course, a 7 weekend immersion that runs through April, and we want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to all of those who have supported Green Triangle in helping to make this happen!  A special shout out to Neighborhood Connections, and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture!  Please, take a moment to check out the link below, and support them for supporting us.  Thank you!

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