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Food from space? Aquaponics bio-dome imagines future food production


A new display at Iowa State University’s Reiman Gardens looks into the future of farming in space. The bio-dome helps visitors imagine challenges for space colonists, as well as future inhabitants on Earth who face limited supplies of water, nutrients and other natural resources that need to be managed in a sustainable manner.

The bio-dome features plants and fish, and showcases research  conducted by ISU Extension and Outreach fisheries specialist Allen Pattillo. Project support includes a grant from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. 

This article appeared in June 2014 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter