Cropland News: This zone is now being considered for revamping as a cattle ranch, since all city structures grow their own crops.
"An army marches on its stomach," stated wisely Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte, and Inisfree has the finest foods in all the lands -in all the world.
This section of Inisfree, sometimes called a 'region', is devoted to growing all of the plants which result in crops useful to the Inisfreeans. This includes both crops edible and those used in construction and for other purposes, such as oils and extracts. This area, commonly called 'The Cropland' or just 'Cropland', consists of four main sub-divisions:
- plants grown on the wetland plain
- plants grown in the biodomes
- plants grown on the mountain slopes which make up three sides of this region's perimeter
- plants grown below the surface in the silos
Just like our edible crops, we grow our landscaping flora neatly in columns and rows, too. Inisfreean landscaping plants include:
(hundreds of plants will be added to this list shortly; this is just a place-holder for now)
- Pine: White, and Loblolly
- Red Cedar and Slash
Larger trees, like our city's Redwood and Sequoia, are grown in-place; these two trees in particular are only found slope-side near The Avalanche Ring Wall.
Water Table Regulation Silos:
Many of the subterranean silos beneath this region of Inisfree have ballasts and other devices which constantly monitor and regulate the water-table of the area directly above and immediately adjacent them. This ensures that no matter what the Inisfreean weather is like, and no matter how much rainfall is coming down, nor how much Spring thaw is producing run-off, the watershed of this section of the city is always perfectly controlled and kept at the precise levels which the various crops growing upon it benefit most from.
Apples (Red Delicious)
Grapefruits (pink and red)
Olives (dark brown, green, red)
Pears (red, white)
Tomatoes (dozens of kinds)
Asparagus (green, purple, white)
Beans (Black, Edamame, Green, Kidney, Lima, Navy, Pinto, Soy)
Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)
Onions (pearl, purple, white)
Peas (Snap, Snow)
Squash (acorn, butternut, green, yellow)
Grapes (green, purple, white)
Raspberries (golden, red)
Herbs & Spices
Mustard (many types)
Peppercorns (all colors)
Corn (rainbow, sweet; white, yellow)
Rice (basmati, brown, purple, sticky, wild)
Wheat (including couscous)
* Though very rare and generally excluded from all recipes and diets, some exceptionally healthy and useful grains are still grown here.
* Each of Inisfree's regions and biomes serves as a nature preserve and seed bank for the types of flora native to that kind of environment, however 'back-up back-ups' of each of their species are also grown here.
* All of Inisfree's plants are perennials.
Cacti (dozens of types)
Flowers (hundreds of types)
Grasses & Ground-covers ('beds')
Ivies & Vines (dozens of types)
Shrubberies (dozens of types)
Trees (dozens of types)
Theobroma cacao (for chocolate)
* Theobroma is a synonym for ambrosia; 'food of the gods'.
Incense (sage, sandalwood, etc.)
Mushrooms (Agaricus; white, Crimini; Italian brown, Shiitake; Chinese black, Portabello; largest)
Pumpkins & Gourds (novelties; variety)
Teas (dozens of types)
* While not consumed by the Inisfreeans, 100% of all known fruits, vegetables, herbs/spices, nuts, flowering plants, and many other species of flora have their seeds, genetic signatures, and optimal growing conditions data stored in both the subterranean silos of this Cropland region, as well as within the Black Vaults higher up the central mountain.
Extending the Harvest
The following tools and techniques allow Inisfree to grow and harvest all of its crops nearly year-round:
- HAARP-regulated low-winds (breezes only) which help plants use less energy to survive
- loving energy/aura projection (from the Celestine Prophecy series' recommendations)
- subterranean (silos) growing via aero-ponics and hydro-ponics
Diversity against Disease:
After events such as the devastating Irish Potato Famine, Inisfreeans have made sure to both grow, and keep the seeds of, hundreds of varieties of everything you see listed and cultivated here at Inisfree. This diversity of crops, as has been proven in Peru and dozens of other nations, has led to a nearly flawless resistance to potential crop failures, as the pests which affect one or several types of any given plant can seldom affect anything more than that, and never 100% of them when in such great varieties and quantities as you see here on Inisfree's commercial-sized farm.
Cropland Layout Rendering
The following image shows the latest 'crude' draft of this region of Inisfree; where each of the crops are grown, how they are paired to grow best together, and what they are kept separated from (also to ensure each crop reaches its maximum potential).
Two more crops were added to this Cropland region recently; eggplant and sugarcane.