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Midwinter Cake and Local Salad
Base H - Signy Island Antarctica

  ©Copyright A. Spencer - picture taken 1967 / 1968

Salads were grown on Signy in the past when it was possible to bring down soil and grow a small amount of plants in difficult circumstances. This has now been banned in case non-native plants, fungi or pests are brought along with the soil. Hydroponics are allowed to grow crops, though there are problems with this too.

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This picture is one of a collection assembled in 2007 on the 60th anniversary of Signy Island Base: 60°43'S 045°36'W. Thank you to those who sent their treasured memories of their time in Antarctica and allowed them to be made into a commemorative cd and then placed here on the web.

The reunion weekend was 14-16 September 2007.

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