Friday, June 13, 2008

British Farmers to Build Giant, Artificial, 220-Acre Farm Under Glass [Too Much Green]

Source: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/310810501/british-farmers-to-build-giant-artificial-220+acre-farm-under-glass

Apparently inspired by Buckminster Fuller's push for domed cities, farmers in Kent, England are building a 220-acre series of connected greenhouses, where nothing will be grown in soil. Instead, nutrient-packed water will be used to grow 1.3 million plants hydroponically. The seven greenhouses will increase the UK's green vegetable supply 15%, and the greenhouses will be self-sufficient during the dry season by collecting rainwater from October-April. No word on whether Pauly Shore and Stephen Baldwin will be allowed inside. [UK Guardian via Jaunted via io9]


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