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Re-Discovering the Fruit Walls of 400 Years Ago

Touch the Soil News #1279 (Feature photo – Fruit Walls of Paris – Public Domain)

Creating thick walls to encase fruit production allows heat to be absorbed during the day and releasing it at night. The fruit walls create a micro-climate that could increase the temperature within the walls by almost 18 degrees. This old-tech system was used hundreds of years ago to grow fruit in northern European climates.

Bringing us the story of fruit walls today is Low-Tech Magazine as they take a deeper look at how civilization often zooms past its best developments. You can read the full story here:

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