Fresh produce business plans include sustainable structures

01/19/2012 05:20:00 PM
Susie Cable

Aquino said Village Farms calculated that it uses 86% less water per pound of tomatoes produced in the greenhouse as compared to average field production.

The greenhouse also recycles carbon dioxide, Aquino said.

To maintain optimum temperatures, the greenhouse is heated. The boilers produce carbon dioxide, which is captured and pumped back into the greenhouse, where it contributes to plant growth. The system also maintains humidity.

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