Ferment Underground is a project to explore the natural technology of underground storage.
How the program works
Bury your ferment. Below are certain guidelines to help you think about the task. Submit your information in the form below and we will put you on our “Buried Ferment Map.” We will have an unearthing day in the spring, when we will reach out to you again then, and for your effort you will have earned a piece of exclusive ferment underground memorabilia, which will be mailed to you.
-Figure out the frostline for your area. In the Pittsburgh area its 24- 39″ deep. This is where we’ll find some temperature stability.
-If you want to bury your ferment whole, let your ferment ferment first. It’s probably not the best idea to have a ton of off-gassing if you’re entirely burying your ferment. You may even want to put your ferment container inside another larger container to bury?
-Some pictures you may find if you research the topic will show containers buried in the earth with their tops exposed. This seems exciting, but also quite risky. It seems like it’ll take some experience to master. How do you keep bugs from infesting it? It makes me nervous. Give it a try though if you’re up to it and let us know how it went.
Please fill out this form below to be included in the Ferment Underground program and be eligible for your exclusive memorabilia.