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Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening
Intro to McMurdo Station, Antarctica (Clip)
Date: January 8, 2001
Running Time: 00:01:19

McMurdo Station is the American staging area for Antarctic research. At the edge of Ross Island, off the coast of the continent, a small town of workers feed, house, prepare, supply, fuel, transport, and protect those who conduct field research throughout Antarctica and the surrounding waters. The community numbers 1,000 in the summer and 200 in the winter.
Videos examine a wide range of plant cultivation including a community garden, raising carnivorous plants, and even a garden in Antarctica.

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