Originally called Listen to the Land, Epcot’s Living with the Land is a must see for all ages. The attraction initially opened up in 1983 and has evolved over the years. The experience starts off with a relaxing boat ride, floating past several garden climates and greenhouses.
Mike Brassell’s voice narrates the ride with thought provoking facts about science, plants, and their relationship with the world as we know it. The setting changes from a rainforest thunderstorm, to the desert and then a prairie.
Prairie departure leads to the five different laboratories comprised of four greenhouses and an aquacell. The tropics greenhouse grows exotic produce such as pineapple, papaya and vanilla. The string greenhouse hosts plants that thrive on a more vertical scale featuring cucumbers, pumpkin, and tomatoes. Sunflowers and cotton live their best life in the temperate greenhouse, which is a hotbed for plants found in the dry regions. The creative greenhouse may be the most entertaining of the four. This house features unconventional ways to grow plants including directly spraying the roots. NASA also hosts a portion of this greenhouse which navigates through how they plan to use hydroponics for extended space travel.
Lastly, the Aquacell features many different animals which are considered crops for food purposes such as bass, shrimp and even alligators.
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