Friday, August 12, 2011

And the root cellar begins...

The hole was dug today by Kluzak Excavating for the root cellar! The hole is 12x18x9 with a walkout section/door. While we were standing on the ground before the hole was dug looking at the dimensions, it felt small. But standing in the hole...holy cow does it seem big! We are excited to continue construction. Next up, footings!

We will post pictures soon.
The root cellar construction is part of the following class:

Build a Root Cellar with the SEEDS Farm August 20th 10am-5pm

Interested in learning about root cellars? How about building your own root cellar? Join the SEEDS (Social Entrepreneurship, Environmental Design and Stewardship) Team in building a root cellar on their farm site! Learn about the benefits of root cellars, such as saving energy and extending the shelf life of local produce, while participating in the step-by-step building process. Work alongside local farmers and community members. The cellar will help to supply Northfield and the Food Shelf with local produce throughout the winter and has the potential to change the way our foodshed operates.

For more information and to register, call 507-581-9453. Lunch and snacks provided by SEEDS Farm. This class is not a Co-op event, but is sponsored solely by the SEEDS Farm.

Directions: Take Hwy 246 (Division St.) south. Just past the intersection of County Rd 1, take a right on Falk Trail (County 22).  Turn left on 115th St. and the Training Farm is on the right. The address is 6903 115th St. E.

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