10 Facts About Mezzacello (Part 1)
Today we had a large group of ecologically-minded people through the gardens at Mezzacello. I gave tours and explained the integrated, enclosed ecosystems all day. So I decided to write a quick blogpost regarding 10 facts about Mezzacello.
- Mezzacello is a non-profit learning lab for urban agriculture.
- Mezzacello is also a private home and somebody’s backyard.
- All of the plants and flowers (except for the boxwoods) are from cuttings.
- None of the plants, trees, flowers, or herbs (Except for the food gardens) are watered ever.
- All of the beds are built atop permaculture beds called swales.
- Mezzacello contains seven integrated and sustainable ecosystems.
- In the potager garden, all of the “soil” in the garden beds is built from compost and diatomaceous earth.
- There are 23 solar panels five wind turbines, 20 batteries and two AC inverters at Mezzacello.
- Mezzacello hosts summer camps, tours, online courses, and educational programs locally, regionally and online around the world.
- There is an integrated sewer beneath the livestock shed that collects and treats manure for reuse.
Well, this is awkward. There are 20 more things I talked about today that did not make this list. I didn’t even get to the animals, the bioreactor, or how we came up with the name!
I will have to make another post. Are there questions you have about Mezzacello? Let us know on Social Media or leave a comment!