Gallery: MICKEY MOUSE ECO FARMING at Disney’s EPCOT Center

 

(EPCOT agriculture intern shows off specially grown Mickey-shaped pumpkin)

Anyone who’s ever been to Florida has probably visited Walt Disney World, and if you have – you’ve hopefully visited EPCOT center, which is by far the most interesting part of the behemoth theme park that covers Orlando, FL. EPCOT stands for “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow” and was originally intended to be a futuristic model community based on utopian modernist ideas of communal living, no cars and no private ownership. Much of the design of the park is lifted straight from Buckminster Fuller’s ideas and drawings, including the massive geodesic sphere which now houses theme park rides. Sounds like it would be right up Inhabitat’s alley, right?

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  1. SkipStein December 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    We were just there on 12-9-2012. During the ride we saw a FOODY Vertical Hydroponics System (http://vertical-hydroponics.com/) sort of in the back. It was growing stuff nicely. Does anyone have a picture they can share with us? We have two on our back patio and purchased another for my 90 year old mother to make sure she gets some fresh greens!

  2. Binho August 8, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Tomatoes is a perennial plant it going growing for years if you give the necessary conditions. Make a holder to guide and tie the branches. Cut the new branches unwanted. So, you will grow a “tomatoes tree”. : ]

    robsonmpereira@hotmail.com

  3. pwhitlock December 15, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Those particular Styrofoam pots are used because they are extremely durable and lightweight. You could probably stand on one without it breaking. And because they stack very well. That same stack setup is used in the International Space Station, so the overall weight of the planters is a concern.

  4. ehasting November 19, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    A brilliant idea and very educational experience for the young and old. It\’s great to see a partnership between corporate America and the government.

  5. mrswinedrinker August 9, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I was impressed by this exhibit and it left me wanting more!!
    Thank you very very much.

  6. seabeesw March 29, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    The Nestle Exhibit is a wonderful experience, please share what you are able to, it wil be appreciated. I am interested in growing strawberries. Raymond V. Gutierrez

  7. irinapop March 25, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    How can i lear to plant the tomato tree? where do i find tomato tree if i a wanna buy it?

    thanks,
    Irina Pop

  8. Ernestine Grimes March 21, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    How can I learn to plant the tomato tree?
    Ernestine Grimes

  9. Barbara Parshley December 30, 2007 at 2:07 am

    I visited the behind the scenes agricultural research area when at Epcot. I received a paper on sources for more information. I have misplaced this and would like to obtain a copy. Can you help Me? This was an incredible thing to see.

    thanks
    Barbara Parshley

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