The purpose of the underground storage is to provide temperature-controlled storage, which will lower our energy use and thus decrease our organizational carbon footprint. Temperature-controlled storage is needed for the 600lbs of produce harvested from the garden during the Summer and Fall and to store the sound equipment year-round.
The Land began installing an underground storage room project in September of 2021. As of January of 2022, the underground storage is very close to completion and awaiting the installation of the solar-powered energy system.
Construction of the underground storage required excavation, installation of a 2,600-gallon heavy-duty Water Storage Tank, insulation applied to the inside of structure and shelves were installed, plus construction of an entry stairway and entry to stair cover with the south-facing stair cover for the solar panel. This project was designed, constructed, and installed under the leadership of Clyde Oakley and by many volunteers including but not limited to Rick Stephens, Randy Dingle, Mary Jane Harmony, Ilsie Daas, Chad and Bev Robertson, Les and Hope Law, Pam Lee, and Ramon Milian!