Sustaining Agriculture in Maine

For the past few weeks and for the next few I’m working as a contractor on an interesting project for the Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society.

Thanks to a Maine Technology Institute grant, I’m part of a team doing research and a feasibility analysis “to plan for a one-acre greenhouse using a hybrid composite concrete framework, created at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures & Composites Center, and a flexible photovoltaic membrane to provide electricity and heat.”

I know a lot more about high tunnels, polycarbonate greenhouses and HAF systems than I ever expected to know! But it’s really fun to learn more about how our food is grown now (check out the Backyard Farms greenhouse tomatoes!) and could be in the future.

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