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Krot of Kans ICELANDIC GARDENING

HORNAFJOERDUR GREENHOUSE PROJECT
Iceland 2009-2015

At the harbor of Hoefn, in Mikligardur, a project is growing guided by
Hanna Jonsdottir, Valentina Maria-Maechler and Michou-Nanon de Bruijn.
Hanna and Michou are directing the reacherch and designing the greenhouses
while Valentina watches over the growing process as a documentary Video-
designer. They are now interested in spending an effort in creating a new identity
for gardening in Hornafjoerdur area. Due to the expenses and mal-quality of
vegetables and fruits on the market, urges the awareness for different types/
methods of greenhouse gardening.
This project will develope over years in different fields. They want to
investigate all sides of it and gather more professional opinions, in alternative
energy use, health and soil research.


The first prototype greenhouse is build. It will be transported in February
to the swimming-pool (hot-tub) of Hoefn. where it will be located under the slides
and enjoy the warm-floored position. The first shape is designed to grow a wide
variety of vegetables. The high space is to grow tomatoes and, ore beens.
The lower space can be used for a range of floor growing plants. The controlled
size will help to capture the floor warmth, which exists in many Icelandic areas
naturally by transporting the hot water from a geiser.