Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 15:02.


REALNEO - the name of this web site - is an acronym for Regional Economic Action Links North East Ohio.   

When Realneo was started by Norm Roulet in 2004 - one of the purposes of Realneo was to function as an open source  network/catalyst for civic and private innovation and economic development by facilitating effective communication and searchability via the world wide web. 


Tunnel Vision Hoops - a grassroots local NEO civicly focused and business operation - is just the type of positive development that Realneo intended to facilitate through the web. 







Image from Tunnel Vision Hoops

From the TVH web site:

"In 2009, Michael Walton had an old fashioned barn raising to help put up a hoop house on his farm. He bought the instructions off the internet, invited 30 of his friends and fellow farmers (Carlton Jackson and Todd Alexander among them), and brought his drill and tools for the installation day. The install and instructions he had bought proved to be more difficult than originally anticipated, and at the end of the day all that remained were Carlton, Todd, and Michael standing around a half completed hoop house. After a week of construction and tinkering the hoop house was completed, but the three men were left to ask each other, "why should everyone out there have to go through this?"

From 2009 to 2010 Carlton, Michael, and Todd brainstormed, sketched, designed, and fabricated hoop house structures that incorporated speedier installation, rain water harvesing, easy full end-wall ventilation, and a mobile ready base frame. From 2010 to the present TVH has done business throughout the country, selling season extension structures and accessories for farmers and families."
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