Straw Bale Seed Bank

The Zoological Society of San Diego chose to construct its new Seed Bank at the Wild Animal Park using straw bales. The 880-square-foot building has stucco-plastered, straw bale-insulated walls built on a traditional frame and foundation. The thick walls will maintain a constant temperature for the seeds of Southern California’s most endangered plant species. The Seed Bank was featured in an article by Simone Butler in the January, 2001, issue of ZOONOOZ.