Sunday, September 5, 2010

Boat + Botanic = ?

(Photo from David Report and also here.)

I just caught wind of Boatanic, a company created, as its website puts it,
...When [we] were walking around Amsterdam and realised that the typical tourist boat resembles a greenhouse. What if you replaced tourists with basil or tomatoes? The Boatanic was born.
Sounds great to me.  Why don't we float some greenhouses down our canals?  And while we're at it, let's power them with sun and wind energy, and maybe even integrate the food float with one of Mitchell Joachim's River Gyms.  Anyway, let's keep these good ideas flowing, and let's get some deep pockets convinced that creativity in food production is what it's going to really take to propel our species into the future.  We might be fine today, but if McDonald's wins over vertical farms and greenhouse boats, our grandchildren will never know the beauty of real food

What do you think?  How much would you pay to float through Amsterdam on one of these greenhouse boats?

1 comment:

  1. Theoretically, you may also be able to anchor the boat to the river, and have wheels on it to generate it's own hydro from being stationary in the current.