Sean at Edible Acres on Youtube is in the Fingerlakes area (I think). He posts on here sometimes as well.
"Hundreds of years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the type of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that it becomes a tourist destination"
I am just south of Syracuse, about a 40 minute drive from Ithaca. We have a 60 acre farm which has been a permaculture project in the works for about 5 years. The struggle has been finding people with an interest in permaculture to get involved. Although it's 40 minutes from you, there are places to stay at the farm for weekends or whatever. Love to hear from you, if you have any interest in checking it out or if you'd just like more info.
60 acres, southern hills of upstate NY, zone 5 forest farm.
please buy my thing and then I'll have more money:
Greenhouse of the Future ebook - now free for a while