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What gardeners can learn from Iceland's greenhouses

Farmers have always battled with nature. There could be too much sun, or never enough. Or there’s too much rain, or never enough. Modern farmers face problems with pesticides, soil quality, and issues related to climate change. Some farmers have decided to skip the traditional farm altogether—with astonishing results. Could the future of farming be indoors?

Iceland has extreme weather, nearly 20 hours of darkness in the winter, and almost no arable land, so residents depend on greenhouses for much of their fresh food. Over the past few decades, Iceland has gone from importing almost all of its produce to growing almost all of it. The countryside is dotted with greenhouses, all heated by green, geothermal energy.

Read more at Rodale's Organic Life (Rebecca Kurson)

Publication date: 11/24/2017

 


 

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