Last updated: February 14, 2014 (10 months ago)
Listing created on: May 16, 2008

The Alchemical Nursery Project

(Syracuse, New York, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2007
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: The Alchemical Nursery
  • Phone: 315 308 1372
  • Address:
    200 South Geddes St
    Syracuse, New York, 13204
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Please visit our website at and contact us by email or phone call so that we can set up a visit!

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Ecovillage & Ecosocial Living

Community Description:

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.

1. Facilitate Permaculture based ethics, education, and hands-on experiences to assist individuals in becoming more self-reliant and connected to their ecological environment.
2. Advance an understanding of Intentional Community and Ecovillage based lifestyles and philosophies
3. Direct the continued research and development of the DUCk (Decentralized Urban Community) Land Trust model
4. Aggregate and coordinate educational and project based initiatives based in cooperative and mutual aid methodologies
5. Provide logistic, financial, organizational, and public support to other like-minded endeavors.


  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: But, a group meditation practice will be attempted.

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Native American, Buddhist, Paganism/Earth Religions, Eastern, Protestant/Lutheran, Emissaries, Quaker, Roman Catholic, Hutterian Brethren, Sufi, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, Muslim, Ecumenical (includes “all religions”), Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Board of Directors

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, at least partially.
  • Location: Urban
  • Area: 1 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments: 1/8 acre.

    With research undergoing for establishing a community-owned land trust for holding the land.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: 5-10 Hours Per Month

    To make what is a for them a “Significan Monetary Contribution” to support the organization’s activities. i.e an annual donation, which may be $0 if the member has no personal finances.


  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat important – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Dietary Practice: Other
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: Vegetarian or Vegan Preferred.

    Primarily Vegetarian and Vegan

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Ecovillage Network of the Americas, The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Community Affiliations

New Environment Association, EcoVillage at Ithaca, Celowy Home, Bread and Roses Collective House, Bread and Roses – Base community, Common Place Land Cooperative

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We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.