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WOW I have been through there several times and had no idea it was there! Gonna have to go on a field trip !

Another video here.



And another.

 
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First heard about that greenhouse on NPR in the early '90s after moving to South Dakota.  Called Mr. Finch and went down to check it out as my partner and I were exploring a number of possible housing options.  It was amazing.  Colorful little birds and butterflies inside to aid pollination and even saw a tree frog at work on insect control

Hard to understand how we have not been able to make geothermal heating and cooling a larger part of energy solutions.   When I was there, his only ongoing expense was running a box fan to push the air through the tubes.
 
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Dakota Brown wrote:First heard about that greenhouse on NPR in the early '90s after moving to South Dakota.  Called Mr. Finch and went down to check it out as my partner and I were exploring a number of possible housing options.  It was amazing.  Colorful little birds and butterflies inside to aid pollination and even saw a tree frog at work on insect control. 

Hard to understand how we have not been able to make geothermal heating and cooling a larger part of energy solutions.   When I was there, his only ongoing expense was running a box fan to push the air through the tubes.




I agree.  If you have the resources this seems like a no-brainer.  
 
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