Monday, June 30, 2008
The Science Barge
How do we city folk get our food?
The answer today is grim: our food is grown far away, mass produced on giant industrial farms using harmful chemical pesticides, and transported at a great cost to our environment.
The good people at New York Sun Works are trying to change that paradigm by building a prototype urban farm called "The Science Barge."
The Science Barge grows tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce with zero cost to the environment -- the farm is completely sustainable, wasting no energy, using no chemical pesticides, and producing no carbon dioxide.
You can visit the Science Barge at Riverside Park South throughout the summer.