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Growing your own in 30 below - the chef on an Arctic self-sufficiency mission
by Thin Lei Win
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12 March 2018
On 12 March 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation reported:
'We're on a mission ... to make this town very sustainable. Because if we can do it here, then what's everybody else's excuse?' In one of the planet's most northerly settlements, in a tiny Arctic town of about 2,000 people, Benjamin Vidmar's domed greenhouse stands out like an alien structure in the snow-cloaked landscape. He is the sole supplier of locally-grown food in the Norwegian town of Longyearbyen in the Svalbard archipelago. The North Pole is about 1,050 kilometres (650 miles) to the north; mainland Norway is about as far south.
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Vidmar ... hopes to set an example for other remote towns in the region. .... Vidmar also helps fourth- and ninth-grade students at Longyearbyen school to learn farming and sustainability.
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