University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 23 at the Pole

Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF
Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF

South Pole … greenhouse? That’s right. One of the coldest places on the planet hosts a very nice, warm greenhouse, replete with tomatoes and leafy greens. It’s a jungle in there. Why shouldn’t the folks at the Pole enjoy some fresh produce in the winter, too, as many of us do? After all, there is no incoming food, fresh or otherwise, during the long winter season there. So if it’s veggies you want, you either grow them or wait for summer arrivals. The skies give them plenty to look at while they’re waiting.

Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF
Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF
Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF
Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF
Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF
Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF
Stephan Richter, IceCube/NSF
Stephan Richter, IceCube/NSF