Epcot – The Land Pavilion

Students explore this awesome six-acre pavilion to discover all about how irrigation, hydroponics, and innovative pest management are different from traditional farming methods.

  • Students explore a film and a boat ride through three ecological communities with the high-tech horticulture experiments conducted at Epcot ® where the Course Leader explains experimental agricultural and maricultural techniques with symbiosis as the guiding theme.
  • The design of the Land Pavilion encourages students to “think environmentally” while they take a boat ride through experimental growing areas and the aquaculture facility.
  • The Tropics Greenhouse: Crops such as rice, sugar cane, peanuts, cocoa, and bananas – found in Southeast Asia , Africa , Latin America , and the southern United states – are grown under the 60-foot dome.
  • The Temperature Greenhouse: Features the concepts and technologies of sustainable agriculture, including intercropping, integrated pest management, and specialized irrigation systems that reduce waste and increase crop production.
  • The Production Greenhouse: Scientists grow tons of tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, and other vegetables with growing systems that are kinder to the environment and improve productivity.
  • The Creative Greenhouse: Shows imaginative ways to grow crops- without soil, hanging in the air, and even in a space station. USDA scientists are currently working at The Land Pavilion to develop fruit with a longer shelf life.

Did you know?

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American eats:

  • More than 22 pounds of tomatoes every year, mostly in the form of ketchup and tomato sauce.
  • 30 pounds of french fries every year.
  • Eight-and-a-half pounds of pickles a year.

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Land Pavilion

Living with the Land

Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
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