Homestead: a permaculture project
July 8 - September 16, 2017, Opening reception Saturday July 15
“Homestead” necessitates a commitment to location. Our place is a small scale, family-operated farm in Cochranville, PA. We are consumers and we are producers in this place that we inhabit. Our presence has an impact on the land we occupy and the community around it. We wish for that impact to be positive as we work to make our homestead more economically and ecologically resilient. Permaculture is the tool that guides and supports our intention. Sharing stories and photographs is a way to observe, explore, and celebrate the activities and relationships we experience at StellaLou. This is a journey.
- StellaLou Farm
This summer we feature the work of our neighbors who have established their remarkable farm here in Cochranville after developing an earlier permaculture project in the Philadelphia inner suburb of Elkins Park. We have been hosting two of their beehives at Street Road for over a year, and this exhibition is a chance to celebrate their remarkable work more extensively and to develop our collaborative ties further. From July through mid-September, we invite you to visit the exhibition about their work to build StellaLou, and to visit StellaLou itself. Related programming, including a permablitz workday, a panel discussion, a film screening, and more will be announced shortly.