geodesic dome

We can modernize the use of agricultural land to
provide food throughout the seasons by using
geothermal energy to warm the temperature of
aquaponic systems, domes or greenhouses in cold seasons and
add fertilizers or manure to keep the soil warm and fertile.
We can dig tunnels 8 meters deep, covered by glass that is a pyramid shape or dome and grow food under a steady temperature all year around for areas covered in snow. Also, we can use natural light bulbs that simulate sunlight in dark places. The British domes of the Eden Project are a good example of growing any food in any season at a controlled temperature. Moreover, they use geothermal energy to keep the domes warm in colder seasons to save on electricity costs.
Self-sufficiency in agriculture is essential for national security. However, some countries can produce food cheaper than others. The geographical location and the climate of each country is a significant factor in the mass production costs.
Therefore, people should adapt their eating habits to the available local produce. However, this does not mean that they cannot exchange food produce with other countries. What it means is trying to be self-sufficient first and using any available agricultural technology to achieve this goal, then making trade deals that do not threaten the income of local farmers.
The farmers can utilize renewable Eco-energy sources to supply power to their farming enclosures, vehicles, water pumps and accommodation. Farmers can surround their farms with Eco-efficient designer wind turbines to generate electricity.
The Danish-built 9MW wind turbines may supply adequate
electric power to a large farm.
Obviously, relying on the wind as the only source may not always produce electricity or allow enough to be stored in sizeable thermal storage systems or batteries. Therefore, the farmers can use combinations of other sources, such as geothermal plants and sun-tracking solar panels spread on top of the barns or housing accommodation for the workers.
There are many innovative technologies available for farming to increase their outputs during the seasons and help the nation to become self-sufficient. The agricultural technologies such as geodesic-dome solar greenhouses, horticulture, hydroponics, geoponics, aeroponics, aquaponics and others enable farmers to grow food in all seasons.
It is true that in hot or tropical countries some fruits or vegetation does not need such technologies. Agricultural products can be naturally and cheaply grown, then exported at a lower price than it costs the locals to grow them. The self-sufficiency principle is that national protection comes first at any cost, followed by maintaining the trading balance to ensure that protection.
The farmers will need vast agricultural lands and machinery to cultivate the mass production of commonly consumed crops such as wheat, rapeseed, hemp, soya beans and others. In the Eco-city, the Eco-home’s edible gardens will take care of the rest of the fruits and vegetables. The streets will have fruit trees or berry bushes on their sides, the Eco-city’s perimeter will have
cattle on its river banks and the rivers should be used to farm fish. This will provide most of what the Eco-city needs and ensure self-sufficiency and protect the local farmers.
All the agriculture and farming areas, from hanging baskets to gardens and the vast agricultural lands inside and outside the Eco-city, comprise the agriculture zone. The challenge is to distribute the plants and livestock needed by the Eco-city across the areas inside and outside the Eco-city.

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