Black Snake at the Hudson River The Montrose 9 were convicted rather than exonerated as heroes who stalled the extension of the oil pipeline at one of three locations where they are attempting to bring fossil fuels across our clean river for foreign export. Outdated, leaking, dangerous Indian Point nuclear facility in Peekskill, NY […]
The Millbrook Independent wrote this article about Yours Truly, and we wanted to cross out every error which appears in this article, for review: Barn declared unlivable A group of youth from many quarters, but mostly from New York City, some of whom once occupied Wall Street, are now occupying a barn and a hillside along Old Route 22 between […]
Recently, the Arc has had to undergo a massive amount of scrutiny, not always of the most compassionate or well-intentioned variety. Now, the kind of attention we give to the world affects how it grows. What we try to practice and teach here is Appreciative Inquiry, where constructive solutions can be brought to where it’s […]
Friends and Family So many of you have recently contributed, and I want to state now a huge THANK YOU! Also, we will be launching an official fundraising gift package crowd-sourcing style soon, and want to assure any early donors that any gifts made in this critical interim period will be recognized and rewarded as […]
Hundreds of seeds have been ensconced in the greenhouse here at Arc38, physically, mentally and spiritually. The last frost may still come, and the anticipation of a big bonfire on the mountain is building up. Walks up the mountain, in the crisp of the morning, are a joy to behold for those here to catch […]
Bill’s longstanding dream of having a South-facing greenhouse attached to the barn has been realized! Thanks to the recent involvement of local folk Lola and North, the plastic was purchased and installed in time for seed starts to get a jump on the season. Bill’s go-to builder, Brian Buckner utilized a method taught to him […]
Let there be water! Another $4,000 invested into infrastructure, and now we have artisan water available for plants, animals and other people. Still could use a solar heating solution, filters and other goodies– but major progress.
Well, we finally did it. We upgraded this WordPress site, we put an entry in the book of faces, got @thearc38 in Twitlandia, and even set up a FLICKR account– so add yer photos and spot yer salty mug along with so many others here!
A number of creative improvements started cropping up through collaboration with a friendly and talented local landscaper J! Like custom milled planks used with the broken futon frame to make a new raised bed for our wheatgrass this year. And a busted bike from the basement combined with a truck alternator and battery (plus an […]
To cap off our first season, disaster struck. And being a people who answer the call of our times, many went directly into the zones of response, from 520 to Yanna, from Staten Island through the Rockaways and the Jersey Shore. The military tents entrusted to us during the end of the People’s Storage at […]