A discussion of how we can increase the security our local food supply at a time when rising fuel costs, climate change and political turmoil make it particularly vulnerable. As seen through the lens of the Imani Gardens, located at 1680 Pacific Street and 87-91 Schenectady Street.
As we New Yorkers endure the worst winter in decades, it's nice to dream of year around gardening. Imagine a greenhouse you could walk into in February and find lots of green things growing.
Well, dream no more! We've already talked about the Central Rocky Moutain Permaculture Institute near Basalt Colorado that is growing semi tropical fruits at 7,200 feet.
Now here are two more gardeners growing plants in their greenhouses all winter long. One uses a climate battery to pump warm air from the top of the greenhouse into the soil under the greenhouse. Another has built an underground greenhouse take advantage of the warmer temperatures below the surface of the soil.
We hope to use both approaches in our new greenhouse at Imani II. We should have the design completed shortly.
Stay tuned for more soon.