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Organic and fully self-sustaining greenhouse growing tomatoes in Iceland

Fridheimar Farm (situated in Reykholt, Iceland) produces one gallon of organic tomatoes per day through completely organic and self-sustaining horticulture. The farm is owned and run by Knutur Rafn Armann, his wife Helena Hermundardottir and their five children, it uses only renewable energy resources. Geothermal power plants supply natural hot water to heat the greenhouse, as well as electricity for the artificial lighting, needed to grow tomatoes in all seasons.

After shipping in a green fly from Denmark - which acts as a natural pesticide, eating insects that are harmful to the tomatoes – they have avoided using harmful chemical pesticides. Breeding their own bees, pollination is sure to occur within their greenhouse.

Over 99% of electricity production and almost 80% of total energy production in Iceland comes from hydropower and geothermal power, reducing heating bills and carbon footprint. This fiercely battles climate change.

Read the full article at This is Local London (Megan Bantleman)


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