Living with the Land
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Living with the Land -
a gentle 14-minute boat ride through unique indoor plant
growing areas. An introductionshows tropic, desert and prairie
biomes that existed before humans arrived. Your guide explains
all about the four greenhouses and the aquaculture facility.
The boat glides on into The Landís experimental growing
The Tropics Greenhouse - crops such
as rice, sugar cane, peanuts, cacao, and bananas are
usually grown under the 60-foot dome. These crops can
be found in Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America and
the southern United States.
The Aquacell - crops include fish,
alligators, catfish, tilapia, sunshine bass and
The Temperate Greenhouse - featuring
the concepts and technologies of sustainable
agriculture, including intercropping, integrated pest
management and specialized irrigation systems that
reduce waste and increase crop production.
The Production Greenhouse - where
tons of tomatoes, peppers, lettuce and other
vegetables are grown for use in The Landís Garden
Grill Restaurant and other Epcot restaurants. Land
scientists utilize growing systems that are kinder to
the environment and improve productivity.
The Creative House , showing
imaginative ways to grow crops -- without soil,
hanging in the air, even on a space station. USDA
scientists currently are working at The Land to
develop fruit with a longer shelf life.