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Nemo’s Garden – The Future of Farming Is Underwater

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Beneath the glistening blue waves of the Bay of Noli in the Italian Riviera are biospheres bursting with basil, tomatoes, herbs and other plants. It’s all a part of a science experiment known as Nemo’s Garden./Great Big Story

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While growing plants underwater might seem strange, it turns out there are a lot of advantages—protection from pests and extreme weather, a regulated temperature and access to fresh water as seawater evaporates and re-condenses.

Co-creator of the project Luca Gamberini hopes that one day Nemo’s Garden will revolutionize the future of farming and inspire others to grow crops in places they never thought possible.

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The primary advantage of underwater growing is the stability of thermal conditions.The sea maintains the temperature without a great difference between day and night, and the lack of pests and diseases, which reduces the use of pesticides.

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