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

 
Unlike conventional monoculture greenhouses that produce only one crop, Polydome is a polyculture system with over 50 different crops growing at once interspersed among livestock and insects. This diversified system connects waste, water and energy flows enabling food production to be a cyclical, zero-waste process.

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. 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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