This Greenhouse on Mount Everest Is One of the World’s Highest Gardens

This Greenhouse on Mount Everest Is One of the World’s Highest Gardens

A Sherpa couple built their own greenhouse to grow vegetables at 13,100 feet

 

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Trekking paths leading to Everest Base Camp (Godong / UIG via Getty Images)
By Frank Giustra, Modern Farmer
smithsonian.com
Food has never been the main attraction — or even a side attraction — of my trekking adventures. Instead, it has primarily been an inconvenient necessity, largely consisting of rice, beans and other forms of sustenance. Without fresh vegetables, herbs and garlic, it all starts to taste the same after a day or two.

Of course, mountain adventures aren’t about the food. They are about fulfilling ambitions, testing both your physical and mental limits and maybe learning something new about yourself. Sometimes, too, there’s a lesson in there about horticulture…