Eden - Hveragerði , Iceland
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 63° 59.774 W 021° 11.158
27V E 490902 N 7096607
Quick Description: Fruits, flowers, and vegetables are grown all year long using geothermal energy in Eden
Location: Iceland
Date Posted: 5/3/2011 3:15:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMBC6P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 1

Long Description:
Eden is the final stop on the "Golden Circle Tour" of Iceland. Some describe it as touristy place featuring souvenirs and ice cream; but a greenhouse that uses geothermal energy that supplies Icelanders with fruits, flowers, and vegetables all year round is a scientific achievement that makes the this visit both interesting and informative. This is especially impressive since there are few hours of natural light in Iceland during winter months. Consequently, an elaborate lighting system that duplicates the solar spectrum must be employed. Eden's network of greenhouses can give visitors an idea of how this can be done.

Eden is located at:
Austurmörk 25
810 Hveragerði
Type of Greenhouse: Retailer of plants for home use - flowers, tropicals, etc

If you selected Other - describe it.: They both sell retail as well as supply business customers.

Type of Cover: Glass panel

What is the shape of this greenhouse: Traditional - vertical walls and a gable roof

Unique features: Lighting and watering system is unique to Iceland

If you selected Other shape please describe it: Not listed

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