Design from Patterns to Details

Planning vs Action with Small & Slow Solutions

Planning vs Action with Small & Slow Solutions

One of the hardest things about permaculture, or any project for that matter, is getting started. It can be so overwhelming to balance all of the different environmental factors and dynamic relationships between all the different elements and the environment…

Lenape ‘Permaculture’: The Three Sisters

Lenape ‘Permaculture’: The Three Sisters

  The land where the Southside Permaculture Park exists today, and much of the land in Eastern PA, northern DE, southern NY, and NJ, is part of the area of¬†Lenapehoking, “Land of the Lenape”. The people of Lenapehoking (prior to…

Permaculture as Situation Planning

Permaculture as Situation Planning

“The most important thing we can do right now, regardless of what the future holds, is to build community, solidarity, and a culture of radical mutual love.” The future is uncertain. We do not know for sure what it will…

Guild Highlight

Guild Highlight

In the absence of human intervention, species of plants, animals, fungi, and bacterial automatically group themselves together in ways that mutually benefit all those involved. Old-growth forest is a prime example of this, with squirrels burying nuts that grow trees…

Fungi: The Forgotten Kingdom, The Missing Link

Fungi: The Forgotten Kingdom, The Missing Link

Fungi are largely ignored and misunderstood by modern society, though their abilities could offer solutions to a broad spectrum of issues that plague our civilization. Many people think fungi are inherently dangerous, that most mushrooms are either deadly, toxic, or…