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Sunday, November 24, 2013

This is very interesting. I've never heard of an underground greenhouse.

Greenhouses are usually glazed structures, but are typically expensive to construct and heat throughout the winter. A much more affordable and effective alternative to glass greenhouses is the walipini (an Aymara Indian word for a "place of warmth"), also known as an underground or pit greenhouse. First developed over 20 years ago for the cold mountainous regions of South America, this method allows growers to maintain a productive garden year-round, even in the coldest of climates.

http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/build-underground-greenhouse-garden-year-round.html