This alien-looking structure is part of an installation in the waters off the Italian village of Noli that’s testing how plants grow in undersea greenhouses. To conserve water and energy, Nemo’s Garden is experimenting with growing plants in underwater “biospheres.” The project is a possible solution for coastline countries, where hot temperatures makes it difficult for tradition agriculture and the sea could be an unexplored solution.
The project was born in 2012 from the will of Sergio Gamberini who wanted to create the ideal growing
conditions for basil, a local herb, essential for the preparation of pesto.
Look inside Nemo’s Garden, a surreal underwater farm, is now online on the National Geographic website (link in bio) on the environment section with text by @mgreshko
and selection of images by @jamesbwellford
This story is part of an immersive exhibition created for the @gallerieditalia
Museum of Photography Gallerie d'Italia Torino in partnership with the @ellenmacarthurfoundation
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to know more about the project. Special thanks to @jamesbwellford
National Geographic and @antonio_carloni_
Sergio Gamberini and his son Luca @nemos_garden_official @emilio.mancuso.1979
project manager and all the wonderful people in Noli. @leica_camera
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