Wouldn't it be great if you could buy local produce year round when you live in colder climates?
EcoWatch has featured all sorts of innovative solutions for year-round sustainable agriculture. Some of these include two young entrepreneurs who are turning old shipping containers into high-tech indoor farms, and another entrepreneur who produced a step-by-step guide on how to build a passive solar greenhouse that utilizes renewable energy and is built from natural and recycled materials.
‘Freight Farms’ Grow Local Flavor, Year-Round - “the next generation of food supply” http://t.co/sCL1PQfzax @sustainableag @FarmForward— Stefanie Spear (@Stefanie Spear)1424299216.0
SUPER COOL! Couple Builds Greenhouse Around Home to Grow Food and Keep Warm https://t.co/1qFARtabnx @Food_Tank https://t.co/soPO0bDDdR— EcoWatch (@EcoWatch)1448907303.0
In colder climates, greenhouses and hoop houses, which extend the growing season, are crucial to providing a year-round supply of local food.
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