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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.

Join The Conversation
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
thats so interesting! thanks for sharing this Casa. I think it is such an interesting idea
tati33 tati33 9 years
Very nice! :WOOHOO: for NYC!!
sgdish sgdish 9 years
This is so cool and great use of space!
brenababy brenababy 9 years
love this!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
wow..so futuristic.
SugarFreak SugarFreak 9 years
I think I will check this out. I didn't even know we had this!
PunkyPenny PunkyPenny 9 years
This is great!!! They look awesome!
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
Interesting idea. Seems like this has no long-term kind of value other than being a science project though. The costs of all the materials and equipment would basically make this a totally ineffecient way to grow food.
Historygal3 Historygal3 9 years
What a great idea. I hope more cities try this!
MamaD MamaD 9 years
That's a brilliant ides!!!
kristyrk kristyrk 9 years
This is awesome!
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