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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…

A Walk in the Woods: Observe & Interact

A Walk in the Woods: Observe & Interact

After finishing the last test of the semester on Monday, I decided to go for a nice long run to unwind. The air was crisp but not too cold, the wind was fairly calm, and the recent warm rain left…

Feature: The ‘Calitheatre’!

Feature: The ‘Calitheatre’!

The calitheatre is a calisthenic workout center and lecture/performance space integrated with vines, swales, and rain gardens to be built at the Southside Permaculture Park this coming spring. We just received funding for its construction today, and are very excited…

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…