A radically sustainable structure made of recycled tires and cans is set to help Canada’s largest urban agriculture farm produce even more food for Calgarians in need.
By Annalise Klingbeil
October 24, 2016
What is believed to be North America’s first urban earthship — an approximately 500 square foot eco-friendly structure located on Grow Calgary’s 4.5-hectare pocket of land, just west of Canada Olympic Park — is nearing completion.
Even in the dead of winter when Calgary’s temperature dips below 20 degrees Celsius, the earthship greenhouse will allow Grow Calgary to do what the non-profit organization does best: grow food for Calgary’s less fortunate.
“It’s going to dramatically impact our capacity,” said local food activist and Grow Calgary founder Paul Hughes.
“It’s going to have a massive positive net impact on our operations. We’ve been looking forward to this for a long time … This is really outside the box for Calgary.”