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EPCOT's Pumpkins Earn Their Ears

EPCOT's Pumpkins Earn Their Ears

When you think Disney World, you don't necessarily think sustainable farming - however maybe you should. When EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) was built it was intended to be a futuristic model community. These days it's mostly just an amusement park, however one area of EPCOT is still living up to its name: The Sustainable Agriculture Production & Research Center. The center has been at the forefront of experiments and growing techniques. If you visit you'll be able to see a huge "gravity-free" tomato tree, hydroponic leafy greens, and pumpkins "earning their ears."

Have you ever been to EPCOT's Agriculture Center? If so, what did you think?

Source: Inhabitat

musicalgirly musicalgirly 8 years
thats so funny
krissycake krissycake 10 years
I work next door, at Soarin'!!! =D
Dream-Angel Dream-Angel 10 years
I love EPCOT!
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
funny. i saw that on inhabitat yesterday too. pretty funny stuff! :) maybe it'll make people buy veggies? i guess thats a good thing! :) (souvenir veggies. so weird)
shulvrkrp shulvrkrp 10 years
If you haven't been there, you really need to go! It's pretty amazing and they're very advanced. You wouldn't believe the stuff that they're growing and the way that they're growing it. My daugter saw it when she was 8 and she thought it was really neat! :)
briggs313 briggs313 10 years
I love to carve unique pumpkins, this would def help! Disneyworld at halloween with these guys would be so neat!
silverspark7 silverspark7 10 years
I've been there - it's sooo cool!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
No, I haven't stopped in that section, but I love the idea!
rhondak rhondak 10 years
Yeah...I've seen this before.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
I've been to EPCOT but don't remember that part of it. I was little, though, so maybe my parents thought it would be of no interest to me. Anyway, those pumpkins are cute! I've told my bf, who has never been to Disney, that we should go sometime, so maybe we'll make an EPCOT stop!
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
I saw this described on the Food Network (I think)! Its so cool!
bluesugar bluesugar 10 years
That's taking merchandising/branding too far. Although, on the plus side, it might encourage kids to eat their vegies.
millarci millarci 10 years
First of all, I never knew that EPCOT was an acronym. So that was a fun fact to know. And yes I have been to the EPCOT's Agriculture Center. It was innovative. I even did a science project using hydroponics which I learned about at EPCOT.
c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
oh my goodness!
CamillaCat CamillaCat 10 years
I saw this on TV, pretty neat!
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