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717 Otisco Street
717 Otisco Street
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717 Otisco St, Syracuse, NY, US
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Cold Temperate

Michael Burns
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717 Otisco Street

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Rural, Residential, Intentional Communities, Community, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

717 Otisco St is the site of an urban revitalization project, the renovation of a 2-story single family Victorian style home that has sat vacant for 5 years previous. The site will incorporate edible and perennial landscaping, natural building techniques, collective living, and will also house the administrative office of the Alchemical Nursery.

Project Description

The project began in the fall of 2010 with ownership and installation of hugelkultur beds and tree planting.  It continues in 2011 with sheet mulching, construction to the interior and exterior of the house, and educational activities including the Synergy Education and Release series (see what workshops took place at: http://www.alchemicalnursery.org/news/358-education-a-release-series-practicing-synergy.html

Work parties are undergoing to install signage, painting, general clean-up, and continuing permaculture landscape installation.

The site will also function as a collective household and as an urban homesteading demonstration site.  The home will contain four bedrooms.  Check out the latest article about the project at: Permaculture Club article form the Syracuse New Times

"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, and Mutual Aid activity.  By providing educational resources, dialogue space, networking tools, and project development we are growing together towards cultural transformation, right livelihood, and equilibrium between local human society and our global ecological community."


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