The walipini underground greenhouse is a simple and effective underground greenhouse that allows you to grow your own food year-round.
This ingenious design will even grow tropical fruit in many climates. The positive and practical aspects of being able to grow food year-round are far-reaching.
The greenhouse pictured below was part of a project piloted by the Benson Institute, now a part of LDS Charities. The aim was to help increase food security for people in Bolovia.
The Walipini underground greenhouse works by utilizing the Earth’s natural cooling mechanism and thermal mass heat storage ability.
It captures solar energy, heats the interior of the greenhouse, and stores the heat releasing it gradually keeping temperatures conducive to growing fruits and vegetables all year long.
More Walipini info: Treehugger