Gallery: Dutch Polydome Could Be Used to Provide the Majority of NYC’s ...

Except’s greatest success was in designing optimal “crop clusters.” These are groups of plants, such as the Three Sisters, that use space, light and nutrients together in a way that maximizes productivity. The clusters change over time and are also interchangeable, like Lego blocks, with many possible combinations that can be chosen to meet local food demand.

Multidisciplinary design firm Except recently unveiled its Polydome concept for meeting the world’s skyrocketing agricultural demands. Using advanced greenhouse technology, meticulously planned crop groupings and absolutely no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, the system can produce an abundant 10-15 lbs per square foot of  vegetables, fish, and even honey. If grown atop rooftops, this bounty of food could even provide the majority of New York City’s food supply.

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1 Comment

  1. Rita Borges November 26, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Does someone know in which material is the greenhouse done? Glass or plastics?

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