Arcosanti residents Dan Reiff, David Tollas and Nadia Begin (along with Nadia and David’s son Sasha) brought a delicious selection of kale, collard greens, chard, and basil to the Big Bug Creek Farm Store in Mayer, AZ. The greens made a splash and joined other local products for sale at this new local shop.[Dan, Sasha and David at the Mayer farmstore, photo by Nadia Begin and text by Samantha Rose]
Eating fresh, healthy, and local food is an important part of Soleri’s sustainable urban design philosophy and Arcosanti currently has 3 greenhouses that produce a variety of fruits and veggies throughout the year.[Dan Reiff in one of the two camp greenhouses, photo by Chihiro Saito and text by Samantha Rose]
In addition, our Construction Department and workshop participants are currently constructing a new 44′ x 75′ terraced greenhouse. This structure is the first prototype of a larger Energy Apron that will one day wrap the entire south face of the Arcosanti Mesa.
For more information on Arcosanti’s new Greenhouse/Energy Apron Prototype and to make a donation visit here.
The Big Bug Creek Farm Store is located at 13282 Central Ave in Mayer, AZ. They are open Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 11am – 6pm.[photo by Nadia Begin and text by Samantha Rose]