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The Land Greenhouses at Epcot - Disney World, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 28° 22.437 W 081° 33.104
17R E 445940 N 3138751
Quick Description: A group of three greenhouses at Epcot in Disney World provide an education into alternative ways to grow crops without soil and the need for pesticides.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 8/18/2007 7:20:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM214W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
Views: 212

Long Description:
Living with the Land is a narrated boat ride through three greenhouses, which is part of The Land pavilion at Epcot. The first greenhouse is a geodesic dome and contains a variety of fruits and vegetables. They are all grown in a more traditional sense of being planted in the ground. However they are grown in sand as opposed to soil.

The second greenhouse the ride passes through is fish farm, or aquaculture. Nearly 30% of the fish consumed worldwide come from fish farms. The tanks line both sides of the ride, and contain sturgeon, catfish, tilapia, alligator, and shrimp.

The third greenhouse is the largest, and is rectangular in shape with arched roofs. This area is dedicated to unconventional ways to grow crops. You will see several vegetables grown in tree form, which allows for greater production and larger quantities. Hyrdroponics is also shown here - that is, growing plants without soil. In the last section, a relatively new method of growing crops is taking place. Aeroponics is a method of spraying water and nutrients directly on the roots of plants.

Coordinates are for the entrance to The Land pavillion. Admission to Epcot is required to ride the attraction. A more in-depth behind the scenes tour is also available for an additonal fee.
Type of Greenhouse: Greenhouse - research eg. university facility

If you selected Other - describe it.: Other

Type of Cover: Plastic panel

What is the shape of this greenhouse: Other

If you selected Other shape please describe it: geodesic dome and arched roof

Unique features: 3 different greenhouse structures

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