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Title: guy in Colorado growing tropical/subtropical fruit in greenhouse, agroforestry
Post by: mikemap on October 11, 2017, 04:38:06 PM
Highly relevant to this forum, I'm surprised nobody posted this before me! This would be boring, but the agroforestry aspect is wonderful.
https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/gy5ejy/how-one-man-is-managing-to-grow-tropical-fruit-in-the-rocky-mountains
Title: Re: guy in Colorado growing tropical/subtropical fruit in greenhouse, agroforestry
Post by: Tropheus76 on October 12, 2017, 08:31:38 AM
"Unlike conventional greenhouses, which are energy-intensive, Osentowski's system uses fans to drive warm air into the soil. Certain design elements, like a sauna, water tanks, insulation walls, a hot tub, and rock beds, are passive heating and cooling features that trap heat."

Cool story and I love the ideas presented. The above quote I have issues with since in just in the section above it was talking about it only taking the power of a couple light bulbs. Hot tubs are frikkin expensive and power intensive. I would assume saunas are too having to be hot enough to make steam especially in a cold environment.
Title: Re: guy in Colorado growing tropical/subtropical fruit in greenhouse, agroforestry
Post by: Mark in Texas on October 12, 2017, 08:55:50 AM
"Unlike conventional greenhouses, which are energy-intensive, Osentowski's system uses fans to drive warm air into the soil. Certain design elements, like a sauna, water tanks, insulation walls, a hot tub, and rock beds, are passive heating and cooling features that trap heat."

Cool story and I love the ideas presented. The above quote I have issues with since in just in the section above it was talking about it only taking the power of a couple light bulbs. Hot tubs are frikkin expensive and power intensive. I would assume saunas are too having to be hot enough to make steam especially in a cold environment.

You ought to see what the Dutch are doing!  Get the latest Nat. Geographic.  You won't believe the ultra high tech stuff and huge production.

Title: Re: guy in Colorado growing tropical/subtropical fruit in greenhouse, agroforestry
Post by: zands on October 12, 2017, 02:24:53 PM


You ought to see what the Dutch are doing!  Get the latest Nat. Geographic.  You won't believe the ultra high tech stuff and huge production.


Hi tech max. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/09/holland-agriculture-sustainable-farming/ (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/09/holland-agriculture-sustainable-farming/) Even on internet a fantastic presentation. Holland has been wall to wall farming for quite a while.
Title: Re: guy in Colorado growing tropical/subtropical fruit in greenhouse, agroforestry
Post by: Mark in Texas on October 14, 2017, 09:15:49 AM


You ought to see what the Dutch are doing!  Get the latest Nat. Geographic.  You won't believe the ultra high tech stuff and huge production.


Hi tech max. [url]http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/09/holland-agriculture-sustainable-farming/[/url] ([url]http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/09/holland-agriculture-sustainable-farming/[/url]) Even on internet a fantastic presentation. Holland has been wall to wall farming for quite a while.


Yep, that's it.  Thanks for the link.  I hope everyone links into this page.  It is unreal.

Keep getting Nat. Geo. subscribe nanny stuff.  Any way around that?   :-\  (yeah, I know - subscribe)