. A former geologist imports a popular Chinese model to grow veggies year-round in Alberta’s harsh climate « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CBC – Dong Jianyi has taken an almost scientific approach to growing tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, cabbages and other fresh vegetables at his unconventional farm operation near Olds, Alta.

The former geologist who worked in the oil and gas sector now runs a passive solar greenhouse operation that allows him to grow veggies year-round — and without using any conventional fossil fuel sources to keep his veggies nice and toasty during Alberta’s harsh winter climate.

Dong’s Fresh Pal Farms is believed to be one of the largest commercial passive solar greenhouses in Alberta.

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