What was a desert in Almería in southeast Spain is currently a sea of greenhouses – and also the orchard of all Europe.
The agriculture of these greenhouses has brought wealth to the region via new methods for growing vegetables and fruits.
The next step is to fully utilise chances in town spaces, but utilizing a larger, dome-like construction, the Greendomo.
Juan Pardo, Technical Director of this Greendomo Project, describes the philosophy behind the construction:
It is a construction consisting of triangles, which is the easiest geometric shape that exists.
“Their consumption of power and usage of substances is kept to a minimal, so there aren’t any structural barriers to the absorption of solar power for those plants, so they can photosynthesize.
“The energy is dispersed in a more even manner, so there are not any shadows that damage the plants”
The Greendomo’s vertical planting system using rotating columns enables the growth of plants throughout the year and also the demand for 70 percent less water. Along with the excellent tightness of its construction will shield them from adverse weather conditions and insects which affect production caliber in the more conventional agriculture.
The notion is the Greendomo could be set up in squares, parks as well as on the roofs of buildings.
Juan Pardo considers it could be much more rewarding than a generation from the more traditional intensive farming methods:
“That is because you’re addressing what I think is the basic issue: closeness. You’re saving on transport, you’re complying with all the demands of carbon footprint constraints and then you’re providing a new item.
“The customer will pay more to get a product which they know has only been chosen.”
Greendomo appears set to play a huge part in agriculture and farming in the long run. But it is going to require assistance from authorities and pioneering organizations eager to have a punt on it. This may help make a massive contribution to food safety and may change the lives of city dwellers throughout the world.