This is the front office of Lupin Lodge.
Welcome to the pool at Lupin Lodge!
- No clothes in the pool area.
- Use a towel to sit on when using poolside furniture.
- Shower before using the hot tub or pool. (2021 drought: keep showers brief!)
Join Leela and folks in gardening at Lupin Lodge!
- Biochar composting
- Mixing soils
- Crafting fabricrete planters
Text (724) 326-3426 for info & updates
See our plants on PlantDiary
Find plants on PlantDollar
Lupin Gardens volunteers are interested in growing diverse tropical fruits.
The produce section of Lee’s Supermarket has reasonably priced tropical fruits whose seeds and waste can be used for growing.
- Banana, Thai*
- Custard Apple**
- Opo Squash
- Star Apple**
*Seedless: peel can be used for rooting cuttings
**Frozen: good for tasting and composting remains
Donate to Lupin Gardens Volunteers: purchase produce and give it to the Lupin Lodge front office with the instruction to give them to Lupin Gardens Volunteers.
If the front office is closed, leave a comment on this note to arrange a pickup & distribution.
The Waterfall Lawn is a space for meditative activities.
- Waterfall water feature in the shape of a vulva
- Benches and reclining lawn chairs
- Memorial of the previous owner of Lupin Lodge, Glyn
- Soft, barefoot walkable grass
- Butterflies 🦋
- Redwood grove
- Full sun
- Yoga Pilates class on 1-2pm Saturdays
- Qi Gong class on 1-2pm Sundays
Here is biochar: activated charcoal available to be added to compost.
Primarily wood cut on property, mostly oak
could also contain some Manzanita, bay, sequoia
burned in the Lupin Lodge fire pit by the volleyball court; Could consist of meter wide ring of cement blocks on sand; high ash content
Char is dumped in a pile by the bamboo-lined fence
Biochar must be inoculated with wet biomass to be effective.
Share how you inoculate this biochar:
Share your ⬛️ Biochar!
King Fresh Fruit & Dried Seafood sells fresh durian whose seeds can be germinated.
Price: $15/lb, ~$75/fruit
Fresh durian is a complete food. By investing in a fresh durian, you enjoy a full spectrum of nutrients and seeds that can be germinated to grow durian trees.
Volunteer propagators with Lupin Gardens would be happy to germinate provided durian seeds.
Donations to Lupin Gardens can be left at the Lupin Lodge front office.
Text 724-326-3426 to coordinate dropoffs and visitation of plants.
Residents of Central Park area have expressed interest in incorporating more plants into Central Park.
To start, I recommend building biochar compost at The Clearing to amend the dry top soil here.
The regions blocked in orange are recommended as vegetable gardens
The various shades of green represent fruit trees and understory flowering plants.
The sections with blue represent suggested campsites, parking spaces, and picnic tables.
Developing Central Park into a lush garden would improve the image of the entrance to Lupin Lodge.
At the time of this writing, the composts on the Lupin Lodge campus are not ready to be applied on the surface. However in a few nearby trials, buried compost was undisturbed by local animals.
I am a fruitarian, a style of life where one handles a lot of seeds.
I would like more fruit trees in the world.
I plant the seeds in pots of mixed biochar soils and chart them on PlantDiary.
I give the rest away, with biochar soil, to provide others with fruit trees.
I believe everyone should have fruit trees.
Join me for Garden Day at Lupin Lodge!