Today, led by volunteer extraordinaire Aaron Murphy (from the Echo Park Time Bank) we installed the solar panels (which connect to batteries and converters) atop the garden shed we built last week. The shed will hold garden tools, collect rain water into barrels and garner the sun’s rays to power the irrigation timer, lights, music, tools and appliances.
It has been a very rewarding project and I hope it can be replicated in other gardens as well. What a great learning tool for the school + a demonstration tool for the community = we did it, you can do it too!
Solar system was purchased with a grant from Council President Eric Garcetti. Shed was funded with a portion of a grant by the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council.