The world’s first underwater farm, off the coast of Italy, has reopened after a brief hiatus and is producing fruit and vegetables once again.
Known as Nemo’s Garden, the world’s first underwater farm off the coast of Noli, Italy, consists of six underwater greenhouses, each of which has yielded various herbs such as basil different types of salad, tomatoes, courgettes, beans, green peas, aloe vera, mushrooms and strawberries.
Nemo’s Garden was created in 2012 by diving equipment firm, Ocean Reef Group, as an alternative system of agriculture for those areas where environmental conditions make plants growth difficult.
The team had to leave the underwater garden habitat unguarded for months due to COVID-19 restrictions. The structure fended for itself, unattended and unguarded, according to Ocean Reef Group, and the farm reopened in June “more resilient than ever”.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living.