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Alchemical Nursery: Open House at Bitternut Homestead. Saturday 8/25/18, 1-4pm (Syracuse)


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Registration required. Suggested donation $5 to $15 per person.

The Alchemical Nursery is a community benefits organization committed to the development of regenerative lifestyles and landscapes utilizing the principles and ethics of Permaculture, the Intentional Communities movement, Ecovillage living, Eco-socialism, and Mutual Aid activity. By providing the educational resources, dialogue space, and network tools we are growing towards cultural transformation, right livelihood, and equilibrium between local human society and our global Earth community.

The Bitternut Homestead (named after the Native American Iroquois word Otisco, or Us-te-ke, meaning “bitter-nut-hickory”) is a 4 bedroom home in Syracuse’s Near West Side (NWS) just off of downtown. Syracuse is a city of 145,000 people, and the NWS is an urban community with high racial, but low economic, diversity – a median income of $25,653 exists in the bottom 3.5% of national zip codes.

Residents of the Collective live together, a primary strategy for creating community. Shared chores may include cooking, shopping, cleaning, trash/recycling, gardening, and other tasks including a spring and fall
cleaning day, and a spring and fall gardening day. The grounds are landscaped according to Permaculture principles & design, the original owner Frank Cetera being a local Permaculture educator and designer.

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