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"There was a time when one old eccentric guy with a notebook could do something important to science. Now even the resources of a major university are often not enough."
- Jerry Pournelle

Lunar Greenhouse Tunnel  
  A multipurpose conservatory on the Moon.  

Like all loonies, we conserve our dead and am truly glad the barbaric custom of burial was left back on old Earth; our way is better. But Davis family does not put that which comes out of processor into our commercial farming tunnels. No. It goes into our little greenhouse tunnel, there to become roses and daffodils and peonies among soft-singing bees. Tradition says that Black Jack Davis is in there, or whatever atoms of him do remain after many, many years of blooming.

Is a happy place, a beautiful place.

From The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein.
Published by GP Putnam in 1966
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Compare to the inflatable asteroid garden from Asteroid of Fear (1951) by Raymond Z. Gallun.

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