Visiting the Eden Project in Cornwall is always a good idea. Striking the difficult balance of education and entertainment just perfectly, exploring the Eden Project is a perfect day out.
Now there is even one more reason to visit. PhD research student Reiner Rockel, based at London College of Fashion in the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, ventured out of his safety zone of knitted structures into agriculture. Reiner investigates a knitted fabric system for harvesting atmospheric moisture to be used for greenhouse irrigation in drylands. Advised by his Director of Studies, Professor Sandy Black, and his co-supervisor, Professor Helen Storey, he was able to establish a relationship with the Eden Project.
Resulting from this collaboration, Reiner installed three downscaled prototype greenhouses in the Mediterranean Biome. Visitors will be introduced to his research and Reiner is collecting environmental data to be used for lab-simulations.