Integrate Rather than Segregate

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…

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…

Philosophy of the SSPP Part 4: Getting Involved

Philosophy of the SSPP Part 4: Getting Involved

Welcome back. Over the last three weeks we have explored the basics of permaculture, social fragmentation and power dynamics in the context of industrialism, and societal energetics and contradictions. Part 1: Introduction to Permaculture and the SSPP Part 2: Social…

Philosophy of the SSPP Part 3: Human/Nature Dualism, Contradictions, and the Thermodynamics of Civilization

Philosophy of the SSPP Part 3: Human/Nature Dualism, Contradictions, and the Thermodynamics of Civilization

Welcome back to the Philosophy of the Southside Permaculture park post series. Part 1: Introduction to Permaculture and the SSPP Part 2: Social Fragmentation, Power Dynamics, and Cooperation vs Competition Part 3: Human/Nature Dualism, Contradictions, and the Thermodynamics of Civilization…

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…