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The Science Barge

The Science Barge is a touring greenhouse that showcases techniques in sustainable agriculture.  All the energy used by the barge is produced by solar panels, wind turbines and biofuels, and the water used for irrigation comes from stormwater or purified river water. NY Sun Works designed the barge in 2007 as a demonstration space for rooftop gardening practices, and a large segment of its current on-board educational programs focus on teaching youth how to grow and tend rooftop crops. The barge is currently docked in Yonkers and is open to the general public on weekends for tours and events.

(via Good)


August 11, 2009 - Posted by | FKP | , , , ,

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