Greenhouse/Energy Apron Development Fund
We are constructing a greenhouse, 3,340 square feet, Phase IIA, below the swimming pool, and guest rooms connecting to the East Crescent Complex. Here we intend to test food and heat production at Arcosanti, the idea of an “energy apron” on a larger scale than we have before.
Crews of workshoppers and volunteers led by project manager David Tollas have placed concrete foundations, poured thin-shell concrete planting beds, created stairways and retaining walls. We now must raise $35,000 by the end of the year to purchase the engineered greenhouse superstructure itself and its membrane, so that we will be able to commence the installation of greenhouse envelope when the first workshop starts in February, 2013.
This is the first time anyone has used this particular commercial greenhouse system on a hillside to produce and deliver warm air to the top of the hill. Going forward, we imagine the manufacturer, Jaderloon, will want to partner with us in expanding this first experiment. We have already received donations from some of our alumni, also in the form of cement (from Salt River Materials Group), Jason Hale’s structural/civil engineering services (from Core Structures Group), Jeff Zucker/ Catalyst Architecture, workshop labor, and the time and effort of our own architectural planning staff. Now, we ask you to donate to help us complete work.
The foundation's 501(c)(3) status may make your donation tax dedactible.
Donations are collected using Google checkout below.
If you would rather call in or mail your check, or have any questions about payment methods, please address to:Cosanti Foundation (check made payable to)
Attn: Accounting Department
Arcosanti, HC74, Box 4136, Mayer AZ 86333
928.632.6231 or accounting [at] arcosanti [dot] org
|Greenhouse Development Fund. Support our efforts to prototype the Energy Apron that will give us testing and research opportunities for climate controled agricultural systems and renewable energy systems, while increasing the capacity for local food production.|
For questions about the Energy Apron prototype and how you could support this project, please contact:Development Office
email: development [at] arcosanti [dot] org