About Us


The mission of Big Oak Ridge is to empower people with knowledge and skills to live a sustainable lifestyle by providing information, education, demonstrations, and tools.

Who We Are:

Kent Cornmesser is a Registered Nurse and consultant with over 25 years of healthcare and consulting experience. Kent holds a degree in nursing from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a degree in Business Informatics from The University of Pittsburgh.

Paula Cornmesser is a preschool educator, homeschooler, and homesteader with over 30 years of experience in gardening, animal husbandry, and home economics. Paula has used her skills and knowledge to provide sustenance for her family of seven as well as for her extended family and friends. In addition to her years of experience Paula holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Pittsburgh.

Kent and Paula are passionate about biodiversity in the food system, local economics, and sustainable living. They have five children and eleven grandchildren.

Big Oak Ridge is a 20 acre natural foods farm located in Northwestern Pennsylvania in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains.

 Contact us:

Please direct emails to webmaster@bigoakridge.org


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