Turkey: Municipality grows flowers in geothermal greenhouses

Sandikli municipality in Afyon, a city located in western Turkey, started to grow its own flowers throughout the year in the geothermal greenhouses it has set up.

Greenhouses are heated through use of hot water coming from Sandikli Geothermal Energy (SANJET) and around 600,000 flowers are grown in these greenhouses to be used in the streets, parks and green areas of the municipality.

The greenhouse is around 1,000 square meters and the flowers grown are enough in quantity for all the landscaping activities of the municipality. There are four harvest periods a year and the production costs are minimal due to use of geothermal resources. The municipality does not sell flowers at the moment but the mayor has indicated that they have started exploring the idea and may soon start selling flowers to neighboring municipalities to generate income for the city.

Source: Haberturk

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