26 Jun '16, 2pm

Solar-Powered Floating Greenhouse is an Off-Grid Solution to Food Scarcity

Farmland is shrinking across the world at an alarming rate, sparking fears of a global <a href="http://inhabitat.com/tag/food-security" target="_blank">food crisis</a>. In a bid to increase food security, a multidisciplinary team of architects and botanists developed the Jellyfish Barge, a floating modular <a href="http://inhabitat.com/tag/greenhouses" target="_blank">greenhouse</a> that produces food hydroponically with a minimal environmental footprint. Constructed with wood and recycled materials, the lightweight greenhouse relies primarily on solar energy to bring an affordable and easy-to-build solution to communities vulnerable to water and food scarcity.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/solar-powered-floating-greenhouse-is...

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