Where did our fresh vegetables used to come from?

Fresh food.

My dad tells me of his childhood trips across Cleveland by car to get to the airport, and of all the hothouses they used to pass along the way.

Apparently the high cost of energy killed them off by the 70’s.  Mind you, this is before geo-thermal, modern solar, or any of the newer technologies we have now.

I wonder, will the high cost of energy kill of the shipping of apples from New Zealand? Strawberries from Chile? Where does your food come from?

Check out more pictures of the hothouses in Cleveland. It is time for the pendulum to swing.

Published by Alexia Landscape Architect; Re-Ecology Land Design

Designing with systems, both natural and man-made, with careful consideration of stewardship and maintenance, will go far in sustainable landscape and sites design.

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