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ARCTIC FARMING: TOWN DEFIES ICY CONDITIONS WITH HYDROPONICS

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The landscape is virtually treeless around a coastal hub town above Alaska's Arctic Circle, where even summer temperatures are too cold for boreal roots to take hold.

Amid these unforgiving conditions, a creative kind of farming is sprouting up in the largely Inupiat community of Kotzebue.

A subsidiary of a local Native corporation is using hydroponics technology to grow produce inside an insulated, 40-foot shipping container equipped with glowing magenta LED lights. Arctic Greens is harvesting kale, various lettuces, basil and other greens weekly from the soil-free system and selling them at the supermarket in the community of nearly 3,300.

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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ARCTIC_FARMING?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-11-04-14-31-47

Go Alaska!  Food independence is possible!  No matter where you live, just need a little info and someplace to do it.  There's no reason for anyone to go hungry on this planet, people just need to learn that growing food is like printing tax free money.  It's the last bastion of freedom and even that is under attack in many places because vegetable plants are "ugly". 

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