Weston Lombard

Weston Lombard demonstrates working with wood for some children.
Title, Affiliation
Director, Rising Appalachia and Solid Ground Farm
Preferred Pronouns
Area of Expertise

Weston's areas of expertise are sustainable agriculture, agroforestry, permaculture and orchard design.

His expertise also includes:

  • managing his farm and event center – 15 years
  • teaching at Hocking College – 7 years
  • consulting – 3 years
Services Offered
Speaking engagements, classroom presentations, consultation, research assistance and orchard and forest garden design, installation and maintenance
Delivery Method
Fee Structure
$40/hr with $100 minimum per engagement

Weston is a farmer, environmentalist, community organizer and teacher with a passion for sustainable living and nature exploration. He was born and raised in Athens County, where he now runs a sustainable education and event center called Solid Ground Farm. The farm also hosts RAW Summer Day Camp and a nature-based elementary school called Solid Ground School.

Weston currently directs Rising Appalachia, where he works to grow culture and community rooted in relationship with nature. Additionally, he is a father, fruit tree enthusiast and amateur philosopher.

Additional credentials, associations, memberships
  • Permaculture Design Certificate
  • Forest Garden Design Certificate
  • Certificate in Situational Leadership
  • BA Management and Strategic Leadership, Ohio University