WE'VE GOT LAND!
Free Clinic has received approval to clean, plan and plant a massive 5 acre vacant lot in
North Philadelphia, while raising funds toward full purchase.
Here we'll build one of the largest earthships
on the planet, which will serve primarily as a free clinic providing
preventive and primary care, plus dental, optical, holistic care, green
jobs training, arts, crafts, and fun.
The clinic will be surrounded by a permaculture
campus consisting of
food forests, orchards, gardens, greenhouses, grapevines and ponds.
We'll also serve as a nursery for edible landscaping
citywide. Every square inch of the campus is intended to be
beautiful and abundant.
land (540' x 540' x 520' x 275') is located 3.5 miles north of City
Hall, between W. Allegheny Ave and W. Westmoreland St, between 17th St
and 19th St. It slopes gently from north to south.
Has good transit
access (Broad St line to Allegheny; bus route 60 connects East Falls to
Kensington; or take Manayunk regional rail to Allegheny station).
Click image for Googlemap.
soon as we've secured liability insurance we'll invite folks to gather
onsite to workplay. Here's our TASK
LIST. Your knowledge, skills and muscles (four acres are
paved), will bring this to full bloom.
the same time, respect for the neighbors requires that, before we put
up signs for the "Future
Home of the Patch Adams Clinic," we welcome neighborhood
priorities and concerns. Their leadership will be essential
to the project's success, because we're intending to prove that
grassroots talent can take power. These first meetings have
been very encouraging.
Here's a blank SITE TEMPLATE-- your designs and
invited! Combine these projected FUNCTIONS on the site.
Your images will help stimulate public acceptance.
need lots more brainstorming and expertise, too. Are you a farmer,
permaculturist, soil expert, botanist, herbalist, carpenter,
plumber, stonemason, fundraiser, clown, architect, builder, sculptor,
artist, designer, CAD
plotter, photographer, healer of any kind, or want to learn more
skills? Can you recommend
people and resources we should contact? Want to be notified
workplay parties and meetings? Join our Googlegroup to get into the loop.
Or sign in via our VOLUNTEER
Finally, funds are needed
land purchase from a private owner who likes our plans,
for construction equipment, building materials and other expenses.
requested: Paypal, credit card, mail: (tax-deductible).
Walnut Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144
The table is set-- please join the feast.