Benjamin Weiss is creating Susquehanna Apothecary & Urban Edge Farm
22
patrons
$348
per month
Benjamin Weiss, owner of Susquehanna Sustainable Enterprises LLC, is a certified permaculture designer and teacher, a father, activist, herbalist, forager, gardener, brewer, musician, and writer from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Ben has studied natural building, ecovillage design, and permaculture at The Farm Ecovillage Training Center, received a permaculture teacher certification from CRMPI, studied urban agriculture at Growing Power, forest garden design with Dave Jacke, and has studied herbalism with Sarah Preston of Radiance, shamanic dreaming techniques with Adhi Moonien Two-Owls, and bee-keeping with Mark Gingrich of Gingrich Apiaries. He's facilitated permaculture design courses and many other classes and workshops, has designed and managed four organic farms, forages professionally, and continuse to develop the Rewilding Design System with his fried and colleague Wilson Alvarez. You can hear Ben speak about his skills, experiences, and ideas on the Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann: www.thepermaculturepodcast.com/tag/ben-weiss

Susquehanna Apothecary was created by herbalist Benjamin Weiss as a way to generate income streams from small amounts of sustainably harvested wild plants in order to pay professional foragers and permaculturists to be out in the landscape, regenerating degraded ecosystems. Ben's time spent in wild places has repeatedly exposed him to Lyme Disease which is why the apothecary specializes in the Buhner Protocol, an herbal regimen popular with Lyme sufferers. Susquehanna Apothecary is located in a shared work space in Lancaster, Pennsylvania called Ananda Integration, operated by acupuncturist Nick Dower and wellness instructor Debra Dower.

Urban Edge Farm is located two miles from the apothecary, within the city limits of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in a forgotten neighborhood called Sunnyside. The farm has been granted Lancaster City’s first ever “Community Gardening” zoning variance. The farm is located on a single parcel of land leased to Susquehanna Sustainable Enterprises by a friend, and is in the floodplain of the Conestoga River. Susquehanna Sustainable Enterprises is currently pursuing lease agreements for several adjacent parcels along the river, most of which are covered in highly neglected woodland. The focus of Urban Edge Farm is on agroforestry practices, such as alley-cropping, forest gardening with native riparian tree crops, edible and medicinal mushroom cultivation, as well as biochar and compost production, beekeeping, experimentation with regenerative forestry techniques, and production of medicinal herbs for use by Susquehanna Apothecary.

Support Rewilders. Support Your Health.

Your contributions to Susquehanna Apothecary support our efforts to rehabilitate damaged wild ecosystems. The very small amounts of plant & fungal material that we harvest when we forage in wild spaces become the herbal supplements we sell. This allows us to make a living by spending a portion of our time developing resourceful techniques to help these wild ecosystems flourish despite constant pressure from pollution & development. You can do more to support our work…

Become a monthly contributor to our Patreon campaign!

  • Donate $5 per month & receive an ongoing 15% discount to our apothecary!
  • Donate $20 per month & receive an ongoing 25% discount to our apothecary!
Tiers
15% off Susquehanna Apothecary!
$5 or more per month 12 of 25 patrons
All of my Patreon supporters who make a minimum monthly donation of $5 will receive a coupon code for an ongoing 15% discount at my online apothecary on Etsy! 


SusquehannApothecary by Benjamin Weiss

25% off Susquehanna Apothecary!
$20 or more per month 4 of 10 patrons
All of my Patreon supporters who make a minimum monthly donation of $20 will receive a coupon code for an ongoing 25% discount at my online apothecary on Etsy!


SusquehannApothecary by Benjamin Weiss

Free Tuition To 1-Day Workshops
$35 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
All of my Patreon supporters who make a minimum monthly donation of $35 will receive free tuition to any 1-day workshops at Susquehanna Apothecary or Urban Edge Farm!
Permaculture Consultation
$50 or more per month 0 of 7 patrons
All of my Patreon supporters who make a minimum monthly donation of $50 will receive a complementary permaculture consultation once per year at their homes (within 100 miles of Lancaster) or via Skype (further than 100 miles from Lancaster).
Goals
$348 of $750 per month
Once we reach $750 in monthly donations I'll be able to hire my friend and colleague, Wilson Alvarez, to work for me two days each week as a farmer, rewilder, and forager. He'll spend his work days tending damaged wild ecosystems... propagating, pruning, removing trash, studying wildlife, and developing cutting edge techniques for regenerating sensitive ecosystems. And he'll also harvest medicinal plants and fungi for Susquehanna Apothecary, and help to manage Urban edge Farm! All of this work will serve as the backdrop for classes and workshops as well.

Wilson Alvarez is a certified permaculture designer, an inventor, gardener, skilled tracker, bowyer, nature-awareness instructor, father, husband, and poet from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. For the past fifteen years he has studied and taught classes and workshops on bio-intensive agriculture, regenerative technology, foraging, hunting, trapping and tracking, and wilderness survival. Wilson has created “Rebel Garden Tools,” a line of incredibly innovative hand tools for small farms. He also founded Folklore Ferments, a small company specializing in the brewing of kombucha. Wilson has a Kamana II certification through Jon Young's Wilderness Awareness School, received his PDC online via Permaculture Visions, and studied applied archaeology at Prescott College with Steve Watts.
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Benjamin Weiss, owner of Susquehanna Sustainable Enterprises LLC, is a certified permaculture designer and teacher, a father, activist, herbalist, forager, gardener, brewer, musician, and writer from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Ben has studied natural building, ecovillage design, and permaculture at The Farm Ecovillage Training Center, received a permaculture teacher certification from CRMPI, studied urban agriculture at Growing Power, forest garden design with Dave Jacke, and has studied herbalism with Sarah Preston of Radiance, shamanic dreaming techniques with Adhi Moonien Two-Owls, and bee-keeping with Mark Gingrich of Gingrich Apiaries. He's facilitated permaculture design courses and many other classes and workshops, has designed and managed four organic farms, forages professionally, and continuse to develop the Rewilding Design System with his fried and colleague Wilson Alvarez. You can hear Ben speak about his skills, experiences, and ideas on the Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann: www.thepermaculturepodcast.com/tag/ben-weiss

Susquehanna Apothecary was created by herbalist Benjamin Weiss as a way to generate income streams from small amounts of sustainably harvested wild plants in order to pay professional foragers and permaculturists to be out in the landscape, regenerating degraded ecosystems. Ben's time spent in wild places has repeatedly exposed him to Lyme Disease which is why the apothecary specializes in the Buhner Protocol, an herbal regimen popular with Lyme sufferers. Susquehanna Apothecary is located in a shared work space in Lancaster, Pennsylvania called Ananda Integration, operated by acupuncturist Nick Dower and wellness instructor Debra Dower.

Urban Edge Farm is located two miles from the apothecary, within the city limits of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in a forgotten neighborhood called Sunnyside. The farm has been granted Lancaster City’s first ever “Community Gardening” zoning variance. The farm is located on a single parcel of land leased to Susquehanna Sustainable Enterprises by a friend, and is in the floodplain of the Conestoga River. Susquehanna Sustainable Enterprises is currently pursuing lease agreements for several adjacent parcels along the river, most of which are covered in highly neglected woodland. The focus of Urban Edge Farm is on agroforestry practices, such as alley-cropping, forest gardening with native riparian tree crops, edible and medicinal mushroom cultivation, as well as biochar and compost production, beekeeping, experimentation with regenerative forestry techniques, and production of medicinal herbs for use by Susquehanna Apothecary.

Support Rewilders. Support Your Health.

Your contributions to Susquehanna Apothecary support our efforts to rehabilitate damaged wild ecosystems. The very small amounts of plant & fungal material that we harvest when we forage in wild spaces become the herbal supplements we sell. This allows us to make a living by spending a portion of our time developing resourceful techniques to help these wild ecosystems flourish despite constant pressure from pollution & development. You can do more to support our work…

Become a monthly contributor to our Patreon campaign!

  • Donate $5 per month & receive an ongoing 15% discount to our apothecary!
  • Donate $20 per month & receive an ongoing 25% discount to our apothecary!

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Tiers
15% off Susquehanna Apothecary!
$5 or more per month 12 of 25 patrons
All of my Patreon supporters who make a minimum monthly donation of $5 will receive a coupon code for an ongoing 15% discount at my online apothecary on Etsy! 


SusquehannApothecary by Benjamin Weiss

25% off Susquehanna Apothecary!
$20 or more per month 4 of 10 patrons
All of my Patreon supporters who make a minimum monthly donation of $20 will receive a coupon code for an ongoing 25% discount at my online apothecary on Etsy!


SusquehannApothecary by Benjamin Weiss

Free Tuition To 1-Day Workshops
$35 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
All of my Patreon supporters who make a minimum monthly donation of $35 will receive free tuition to any 1-day workshops at Susquehanna Apothecary or Urban Edge Farm!
Permaculture Consultation
$50 or more per month 0 of 7 patrons
All of my Patreon supporters who make a minimum monthly donation of $50 will receive a complementary permaculture consultation once per year at their homes (within 100 miles of Lancaster) or via Skype (further than 100 miles from Lancaster).