Underwater Veggies in Noli’s Bay, Italy | The Italian province of Savona stretches from Andora to Varazze, also known as “Palmenriviera”. Tourists find large numbers of sandy beaches and hidden bays in this area. Lovely promenades lined with palm trees make vacations something to remember. Scuba diving is one of the favorite tourist activities. In the middle of Savona’s coast line one finds Noli’s Bay. There scuba divers recently found “underwater veggies” growing right at the bottom of the ocean: Cilantro, Oak, Red Salad, Green Salad, Radish, Parsley, Thyme, Oregano, Courgette, Spinach, Garlic and Turnip Tops. How is this possible?
Of course the vegetables cannot grow unprotected in salty water. Underwater balloons act as transparent biospheres. They are part of “Nemo’s Garden project”, an initiative that has been around for quite some years now. The project’s goal: creating alternative sources of plant production in areas where environmental conditions make conventional farming unrealistic. Nemo’s Garden history starts in 2012 in Noli’s Bay. Sergio Gamberini, President of Ocean Reef Group, came up with this ambigious idea. Growing Underwater Veggies – is this the future of farming? Time will tell. According to nemosgarden.com the project is cost efficient.