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1] Clothing Swap, Sunday September 23 
2] Sheet Mulching Workshop at Rahma, Thursday October 4
3] END:CIV Screening, Saturday October 6
4] Glossary Link Permaculture Collective
5] A Community of Gardeners, and Truck Farm What If? Film Series

1] Clothing Swap, Sunday September 23 
2] Sheet Mulching Workshop at Rahma, Thursday October 4
3] END:CIV Screening, Saturday October 6
4] Permaculture Collective
5] A Community of Gardeners, and Truck Farm What If? Film Series
1] Clothing Swap Sunday September 23
The Glossary Link Alchemical Nursery is hosting a 2nd Annual Clothing Swap at our booth (on Westcott St in front of Dorian's, Booth #29) during the 2012 Westcott Street Cultural Fair's Sunday September 23rd - all day!! The Fair hours officially are 12 - 6:00 pm.

Please print copies of our flier and post 'em all over Syracuse!

Bring your clothing items (shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, hats, shoes, gloves, masks, belts, costumes, burlap sacks, feather boas, backpacks, purses, accessories, jewelry, anything really) in good and usable condition to the event itself, or you can make donations of clothing items before the swap by contacting Sasha at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204); ">

2] Sheet Mulching Workshop at Rahma, Thursday October 4
As part of the Cornell Cooperative Extension / Syracuse Grows Fall Gardening Workshop Series, The Alchemical Nursery will be teaching a session on Sheet Mulching at the Rahma Forest Garden.  This will take place at 3100 South Salina St, Thursday October 4th, from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.  Come early at 5:00 pm, or stay late, to help with weeding, garbage pickup, and bulb planting. 

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3] END:CIV Screening Saturday October 6

END:CIC Promo Poster

This year, the Alchemical Nursery is again presenting a FREE screening of topical interest to our community for the 4th annual Progressive Film series starting at 11 am at the Westcott Bulb Project, Westcott Community Center on Saturday October 6.

END:CIV, by Franklin Lopez, is 75 minutes in length and "examines our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. The causes underlying the collapse of civilizations are usually traced to overuse of resources.  But acts of courage, compassion and altruism abound, even in the most damaged places. By documenting the resilience of the people hit hardest by war and repression, and the heroism of those coming forward to confront the crisis head-on, END:CIV illuminates a way out of this all-consuming madness and into a saner future." - from the website.  View the trailer at

A panel discussion afterwards entitled "Reflections on Resisting the Destruction of the Earth" will include activists Kat Stevens, Ryan Clover and Sue Matthews, those involved in organizing against the hydro-fracking industry's attempts to degrade our ecosystems in pursuit of fossil fuels, and the anti-nuclear movement.

5] Permaculture Collective

Take part in care and development of the Commons as part of the Alchemcial Nursery Permaculture Collective.  HOW? Through Regular Scheduled Labor, SMS/Text Notifications of impromptu opportunities and work day reminders, Organizing with us to make the collective engine turn.  WHERE? Rahma Forest Garden at 3100 South Salina St; Residential location and demonstration site at 717 Otisco St; 2013 Forest Garden site to be deteremined with your help!  More info at

5] Fresh, A Community of Gardeners, and Truck Farm

Alchemical is partnering with the Rosamond Gifford Foundation and ArtRage Gallery (505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse, NY) to bring you six films depicting community efforts to improve their communities and the world. The fall series of  films focusing on food issues will is ongoing thru November 2012. Films were selected by a committee of community members and are shown twice at different days and times followed by a facilitated discussion. All films are free to the public. No reservation is required.

Wednesday, October 17, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Throughout Washington, D.C., people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities are gardening side by side, growing vegetables, fruits and flowers in community gardens. Some are looking for basic sustenance, others for a way to remember their homelands, still others for a place to find a respite from their troubles. Through the voices of young people, senior citizens, immigrants, garden volunteers and educators, A COMMUNITY OF GARDENERS explores the vital role of seven urban community gardens as sources of fresh, nutritious food, outdoor classrooms, places of healing, links to immigrants’ native countries, centers of social interaction, and oases of beauty and calm in inner-city neighborhoods.
TRUCK FARM, 2011, 48 min
Tuesday, November 13, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Monday, November 19, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Somewhere on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, a tiny farm-on-wheels is growing in the back of a 1986 Dodge pick-up truck. Filmmaker Ian Cheney planted his truck farm in 2009 after moving to New York City and realizing there was no space to grow food. The 1/1000th acre farm started as an experiment, using rooftop farming irrigation techniques to grow a variety of plants including parsley, broccoli, lettuce, tomatoes, and basil. The miniature yield is not enough to support large-scale consumption; however, the truck farm serves as a portable educational tool for urban students and a tribute to edible innovation. In just two years, the original project has expanded into 25 mobile truck farms across the country. Each truck in this “Truck Farm Fleet” is unique, but together this moving force is teaching people that growing food can be fun, easy, and rewarding despite a scarcity of land.


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