Category Archives: Resources + Exchange

Super Adobe Dome in Western Pennsylvania

Hello! You are receiving this email because you have experience building with cement, adobe or plaster. We have built a dome in Western Pennsylvania in the Super Adobe Style, developed by Nadir Kahili. It was built as a prototype for … Continue reading

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Adrienne Rich

We take inspiration, we keep moving and we hold. “…In 1997, in a widely reported act, Ms. Rich declined the National Medal of Arts, the United States government’s highest award bestowed upon artists. In a letter to Jane Alexander, then … Continue reading

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rainbow chard – desire line

on my way to the post office a desire line:  the rainbow chard, standing tall in long rows, each stalk offering a new color combination on its own and with the others, a magnificent wave of color.

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yes, to dreams, a note

Cara Benedetto sent this message today.

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The Secret Life of Plants

Had my wee mind blown tonight! Marisa invited us over to watch the Secret Life of Plants, which I was really excited about, having started the book some time ago (but then having set it down and not gotten into … Continue reading

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God is in the Details: Spring Ephemerals of Southwest Pennsylvania

It was a soggy Opening Day for trout fishermen and fisherwomen here in Southwest Pennsylvania. Deciding it was worth celebrating regardless, we headed to Raccoon Creek State Park for a morning of creeping around the woods looking at tiny flowers … Continue reading

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talking, entering and the pleasure of listening

Recently Transformazium went on tour to Philadelphia (see our music video here, made by Josh Tonies 2010.) We were invited to spend a few days, give a few talks, share some critique, and generate some ideas at Tyler School of … Continue reading

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The Neighborhood Press and Pull Shop

The Neighborhood Screen Printing Shop now has usable neighborhood letterpress. Alisa Dix, printer with the talent and the patience taught a few of us screen printers the basics of letterpress on Monday and now we are ready to offer it … Continue reading

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Making Biochar

We learned about biochar around the time we were having the parish house deconstructed, and so made a point to separate all of our wood into several categories: structural, art-wood (special pieces, interesting paint, etc.), trash (painted and split, wood … Continue reading

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the food club at the library

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