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Cool Idea: NYC's Floating Farm

Cool Idea: NYC's Floating Farm

Since more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, it makes sense that we try to grow more of that food within the cities themselves.

Enter the Science Barge. The barge uses a system of recirculating greenhouse hydroponics to grow tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, and peppers. Hydroponics doesn’t use soil, and the barge irrigates with rainwater and river water. The Science Barge itself is powered with solar, wind, and biofuels.

To find out how to visit the barge, and for more pictures, just

Taking nearly a year to build, the Science Barge launched in May of this year, and is on a tour of waterfront parks through this year and 2008.

Have any New Yorkers out there visited the Science Barge, or plan to in the future?

via Inhabitat.

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