2.23.2008

Tomatoes In Iceland?

Notes from Iceland ...

In a country covered by a whole lot of ice and snow, is there such a thing as local vegetables? By harnessing the power of the geothermal systems that run under the ground, Icelanders are able to grow numerous vegetables, including peppers and broccoli in an eco-friendly way. Above is a white mushroom cultivated in a greenhouse about an hour outside Reykjavik.

Ripening tomato from the hot and humid tomato greenhouse

Tomato greenhouse

2 comments:

Michael said...

did they show you the bananas ... they think that's a hoot albeit not cost effective

chef aprons said...

the tomatoes "sanctuary" is kinda cool. the icelanders raelly have a way to cultivate the fruits.