Solid Ground Farm

Welcome to Solid Ground!

We are a small-scale diversified, sustainable farm and community center in Appalachian Ohio.  The farm is home to Rising Appalachia's youth outdoor adventure and exploration programs and to the progressive, place-based elementary education program, Solid Ground School.  We serve as a land lab for Hocking College's School of Natural Resources and offer sustainable education tours and workshops by appointment, community farm-to-table events, youth birthday parties, and more.

Big Things are Growing on Solid Ground!

We are excited to announce that we have broken ground on our new community education center and are actively expanding our facilities to meet our and the growing needs of our partnering youth education providers.  The new facility will allow us to offer regular community classes, farm-to-table meals, sustainable education workshops and trainings, and seasonal weekend retreats.

Please consider helping to fund our expansion as we work to spread sustainable education, pioneer hillside agroforestry practices, and build culture and community based on engagement and relationship with the natural world.  

Donate to our GoFundMe campaign here.

Photo by Sijie Yuan

Solid Ground Farm Mission:

To develop, share, and celebrate sustainable solutions to home and community-scale food production, and to demonstrate that through creative natural resource management, the land, as always, is the basis of our health and wealth.

Solid Ground Farm is a sustainable recreation and event center in SE Ohio, hosting youth outdoor adventure and education programs, sustainable living workshops, school field trips, farm tours, and sustainable agriculture internship programs.  The 17-acre homestead farm is built and run using permaculture principles and natural farming methods, and is home to the regions largest and most diverse forest garden.

Situated on a steep ridge line, Solid Ground Farm specializes in soil conserving, hillside agriculture practices such as terrace agriculture, agroforestry, and holistic grazing.  As worldwide populations and the need for nutritious food increases, farming steep and marginal land will become increasingly important. These sensitive areas must be cultivated with care and attention, and it is our mission to discover and promote effective strategies to meet the needs of a changing world.

Learn more by scheduling  a tour or attending one of our events.