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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┬áLenapehoking, “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…

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…

Philosophy of the SSPP Part 2: Social Fragmentation, Power Dynamics, and Cooperation vs Competition

Philosophy of the SSPP Part 2: Social Fragmentation, Power Dynamics, and Cooperation vs Competition

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…