Seed Dehydration Shed. Photo: Maureen Sullivan


LEF’s main source of income is seed production. For this, the Farm has a shed of seed racks with air blowing through, powered by the PV system. Seeds collected from plants in the gardens are stored and dried to be sold. One large purchaser of LEF’s seeds is the Acorn Community Farm in Mineral, VA.

Food Dehydration Closet. Photo: Maureen Sullivan


In the kitchen, there is also a closet for food dehydration. Air blows through these racks as a part of the heating system, which collects heat from the roof and pumps it down underneath the building. Much of this food is dried and kept for LEF’s own consumption.