The worldwide pandemic has closed the sanctuary's gate to the general public for the first time ever. However, with good gatekeeping, and a priority for safety, we have continued to build on the land in a significant way.
We broke ground on 2 new buildings in spring 2020.
Work diligently continues through 2021.
A walipini is an earth sheltered, sunterranian cold frame greenhouse.
Food sustainability is a human need, and an amazing opportunity. Living at almost 8,000 feet above sea level with a short growing season, a walipini will allow us to grow food all year around.
Live/work space is a new building with several immediate uses.
This new building will provide:
Current goal is to enclose structure and begin growing summer 2022.
Gardens and Greenhouse.
Farm Status in NM.
Teaching Gardening & Grants
4 year goal nearing completion
Growing enough food to provide for others.
Sellable food crops.
Work for Stewards.
Work & Beauty/ Owl.
Design Process began in 2018
Drawings and Designs
Broke ground in 2020
Excavation complete in 2020
Underground cistern in place in 2020
Power lines installed
Steel frame complete in 2021
Paint and grinding
Planting & Growing
Repurposing of Juniper House Grant.
Because of Walipini:
Aware of future grant sources in NM.
2 NEW LOFT STYLE LIVING SPACES
When complete we will have two additional private living spaces for Steward residences. This means that we will be up to 4 spaces on the land for indoor living!
WOODSHOP AND TOOL STORAGE
Enclosed tool protection and a place to build is a sweet improvement from the original small open air tool shed. The tool shed was the first structure on the land, and has been jam packed full ever since.
A home for Maqui's gift to us of his pottery and ceramics tools. The Studio was first built to be his pottery, so the return of ceramics to ZMS is indeed a very Welcome Home.
Much of what has been built has been paid for from the funds gifted to us by Drum. Thank You dear one, for your love and belief in ZMS. Your gift goes far and makes a huge leap forward toward sustainability and Steward Housing.
Broke ground in 2020.
Pier footers in place.
Basic structure up and sealed for winter.
Spring 2021 building continues.
Windows and doors installed.
Siding and Exterior finish work.
Ready to work in Interior Finishes.
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