Arctic Salad: Design for the Production of Vegetables in Arviut, Nunavut

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Arctic Salad: Design for the Production of Vegetables in Arviut, Nunavut

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Title: Arctic Salad: Design for the Production of Vegetables in Arviut, Nunavut
Author: Curtis, Charlotte; Ledderhof, David; McCarl, Ashley; McPherson, Ainsley
Abstract: This paper presents a design for a novel facility for the production of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, peppers, potatoes, onions and carrots in Arviat, Nunavut. The design consists of 3 buildings; two greenhouses, one actively heated and one unheated, and a germination chamber that will house the growing plants. Soil-less Nutrient Film Technique and static hydroponics will house the crops over a 26 week growing period to be sold to the local community to supplement their nutritional needs. Energy is provided by a combination of wind power and solar heating. The design was determined to produce $86,000 annually from crop and excess energy sales with initial costs of $896,000 and annual operation cost of $28,600.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/1607
Date: 2007


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