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Winter Evolution of the Greenhouse

Winter Evolution of the Greenhouse

On December 1, 2018, the greenhouse began its winter session. We had maybe up to 10 people involved from the Lehigh community seeding. Much of this seeding was done on a whim, without much consideration of transplanting to the main…

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…

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…

Cities and Energy Gradients

Cities and Energy Gradients

Human civilization may seem so extraordinarily complicated that it can never be understood in all its minute details and complexities. And indeed it is, but some simple principles of physics allow us to make general claims about society as a…