Children invited to join Antarctic vegetable mission

If you have or know kids who've always wanted to grow vegetables on Antarctica, now's they're chance. Well, they won't literally go to one of the coldest places on earth, but they can get a piece of the action through the new EDEN ISS competition.

The competition is open for children between the ages 6 and 12, who can submit an original artwork based on one of the two themes:

  • Theme 1: Depict the EDEN ISS mobile greenhouse container in an environment of your choice. (ideas: in Antarctica where it is presently, any place on earth that can benefit from a supply of fresh food, also think about where in space you can imagine growing fresh fruits and vegetables, like on the moon or Mars!)
  • Theme 2: Imagine yourself working inside an enclosed greenhouse surrounded by your favorite fruits and vegetables. What would your garden look like?

For every entry that is received, one Seed Transportation Package (STP), containing 10 lettuce seeds from Antarctica will be sent to your home. Your task is to grow these seeds into beautiful heads of lettuce for you and your family to enjoy.

The Seed Transportation Package (STP) was packed by Rijk Zwaan in the Netherlands.

Click here for more information and to participate.

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