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#Grow Produce: Antarctica Farm


 
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 04:11 AM

Antarctica’s nonstop winters make it impossible to grow food outdoors.
. . . Fruits and vegetables are instead shipped long distances from overseas,
. . . just a few times per year.

But engineers at the German Aerospace Center (GAC), will soon build
. . . Eden-ISS, the farm exists inside a climate-controlled shipping container.
. . . The greenhouse relies on  a technique called vertical farming,
. . . in which food grows on trays, or hanging modules,
. . . under LEDs instead of natural sunlight.

Since the farm is climate-controlled,
. . . it can grow crops year-round,
. . . in a place where temperatures can plummet as low as
. . . -100 degrees Fahrenheit.

The researchers plan to grow between 30 and 50 different species, including:
. . . . . . leafy greens,
. . . . . . peppers,
. . . . . . strawberries,
. . . . . . radishes,
. . . . . . tomatoes, as well as herbs like
. . . . . . basil, and
. . . . . . parsley.

10-5-2017 Source:  #Grow Produce: Antarctica Farm

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