Smoothie made from Garden Greenhouse Veggies

A delicious and nutritious smoothie right from the garden! Ingredients: 1/2 zucchini, peel and remove seeds 1/2 cucumber, peel and remove seeds 5 cherry tomatoes (this recipe uses yellow cherry tomatoes) 10 chunks of pineapple (this recipe uses frozen chunks) 1/4 cup water 1 teaspoon honey Blend coarsely chopped vegetables, pineapple, water, and honey in...

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Fall Planting in the Growing Dome

I am excited this fall, because for once I don’t feel terribly behind on my winter crop plantings, I have 2 separate beds of my “greens mixture” beets, chard, kale, swiss chard and parsnips coming up, about 3 weeks apart, I have garlic sprouted about 4″ and more just breaking through the ground.  Onions are...

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Pruning your Tomatoes and Peppers

Here’s what I’ve learned lately from our 26′ Growing Dome.  For a while there our life was pretty calm and I was getting to the Dome every Saturday and checking in on the plants.  I’d harvest whatever was ready, clip the dead leaves or stems from the tomato and pepper plants, throw in a few...

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Shumei Natural Agriculture

Attend this unique gardening program and learn basic methods of Natural Agriculture from Shumei Natural Institute on Saturday, October 23rd. The event will be held at the Archuleta Extension Building in Pagosa Springs, Colorado from 10:00AM until 2:00PM. Whether you are an avid gardener or someone who is interested in healthy eating for you and...

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Food for Thought

Food for Thoughtby Puja Dhyan Parsons, Co-Owner of Growing Spaces As I am moved by the amazing colors of the harvest season here in the Rocky Mountains, it seems so appropriate to share why I feel so honored to have Shumei International® teachers arrive as our guests in teaching Natural Agriculture. We Americans were once...

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Shumei Natural Agriculture & Growing Spaces

“The principle of Natural Agriculture is an over-riding respect and concern for Nature,” stated Mokichi Okada in his book A Great Agricultural Revolution. This respect leads to minimum intervention in the growing processes. While many modern agricultural practices are based on a belief in the need to control and manipulate the growing process, Natural Agriculture...

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Greenhouse Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Our friends in Taos, New Mexico once published this recipe – we just couldn’t get enough of this yummy treat, and wish to pass it on to our fellow gardeners… (** as originally from friend of Yart, Janine N; Yart leaves out the ingredients with the asterisks) Chocolate Zucchini Cake Cream together: 1/2  Cup (**margarine)...

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Year Round Winter Greenhouse in New Hampshire Open to Public October 2nd

NESEA Green Buildings Open House features Growing Dome® greenhouse A main interest of this seasons’ tour is the year-round, energy-efficient 33-foot diameter Growing Dome® greenhouse in Thornton, New Hampshire.  This year-round geodesic greenhouse can be run completely from solar power, is able to withstand high winds and heavy snow loads, as well as out last...

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Adding Composted Leaves to the Soil

So Richard Miller, our resident Master Gardener here at Growing Spaces, and I finally made it to my Growing Dome for a little gardening evaluation.  Turns out that my concerns about my gardening skills have a lot less to do with the results this year in my Dome, than the soil or rather in this...

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Food Sharing in Our Community

The 33′ Employee Dome at Growing Spaces and my personal 26′ Dome are in full harvest mode now and it’s  a little tough for even the most enthusiastic veggie lover to consume as much produce as is ready to eat!  For weeks now Richard Miller and I have had a little “co-op” going on, he...

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Growing Dome Greenhouse Presentation in Farmington, NM

Fosters.com A service of the Rochester Times By JOHN NOLAN Thursday, September 9, 2010 John Nolan/Times photo Joann Vollmer talks to Farmington Gardeners Roundtable in the Goodwin Library about the benefits of geodesic domes for growing vegetables year-round. A model of her 33-foot diameter dome is in the foreground. FARMINGTON, NM — Farmington New Mexico...

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51′ Growing Dome Coming Soon to Reed City, MI

Reed City High School, Michigan 51′ Growing Dome A 51′ diameter Growing Dome greenhouse will soon be installed on the Reed City High School campus in Michigan! As we look to the new school year, there will be some exciting changes that will be in place. We will very shortly begin the construction of a...

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Fall Planting in Home Greenhouse Kits

I spent a bit of time this weekend in my 26′ Dome getting it tidied and ready for a fall planting.  We just had 3 weeks of monsoon rains and our temperatures have moderated somewhat, so I am hoping to get my fall crops planted this week .  In so doing I am hoping to...

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How Growing Your Own Food Changes Your Life

Growing just one food-producing plant at home like tomato, belle pepper, strawberry, lettuce, snow peas, etc can do more than just save money otherwise spent at the grocery store. Whether you are a family of five, a one-person household, or a community of many, you can make a difference in how you live – today!...

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RFHS Students Get Going

With the help of many – 42′ Growing Dome is complete! As far back as I can remember, my grandmother always said “If you want something done right – do it yourself…” As of today, I thoroughly disagree. The brand new 42′ Growing Dome greenhouse installed at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, Colorado has...

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Paying Attention to Seed Spacing

After punching in this morning I went out to the 33′ Dome here at  Growing Spaces to check on the lettuce seedlings surrounding the new strawberry transplants.  Once again it appears we have planted way too densely again, not hard to do with fine little lettuce seeds.  So I spent about 10 minutes plucking out...

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Greenhouses a Growing Interest in Colorado Communities

Greenhouses a growing interest amongst Colorado Janet Urquhart The Aspen Times Aspen, Colorado   Greenhouses like the new dome behind Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, Colorado could become a more common sight in the Roaring Fork Valley. Pitkin County is contemplating code changes to better accommodate greenhouses.   With community gardens cropping up around...

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2010 CO Companies to Watch

Growing Spaces receives statewide recognition The State of Colorado recently recognized second-stage growth companies that are developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and creating new industries throughout the state. The program, called “CO Companies to Watch” had several hundred companies in the annual competition, but only 50 of them were named...

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Abundant, Organic Produce in the Growing Dome

Look what the  Dome has in store… After spending a few minutes in the domes – I had to grab my camera!  We have tomatoes, grapes, artichokes, figs, belle pepper,  squash just to name a few of the wonderful things growing inside!! What types of things are growing in YOUR Dome?!

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Enchanted Valley Farm Grows Year Round

Enchanted Valley Farm uses Growing Dome to provide for its fresh, homemade spreads! Find this homestead on the Archuleta County map where you least expect to find anything close to an organic export food processing facility, and you find Archuleta County’s finest organic export food processing facility. Of course, when you find such a facility...

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Community Rallies Around Jay Middle School in Maine

By Bobbie Hanstein • Jun 13th, 2010 On Saturday, about 100 or so volunteers helped assemble a geodesic Growing Dome Greenhouse at Jay Middle School in Maine. The design and grant funding for the geodesic dome greenhouse at Jay Middle School is thanks to two 14-year-old students. The actual construction of the 22-foot-radius wood and...

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Jay Middle School in Maine Receives Grants for School Greenhouse

Science, technology, engineering and math took center stage Saturday as Jay Middle School students and about 100 volunteers erected a 22-foot-diameter geodesic dome to grow produce year-round for the school cafeteria and an area food pantry. “It’s more than just a springtime greenhouse,” Jay Middle School teacher Rob Taylor said of the Growing Spaces LLC...

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Green Living 101: Grow Your Own Food

Green Living 101: grow your own food in Colorado Worried about America’s addiction to oil?  Do you want to rely less on oil and live off the vegetables and fruits of your labor?   Want to grow your own organic food all year around, even in the dead of winter in the bitter Colorado Rocky Mountain...

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Flagstaff Academy: Finalist for $5,000 Pepsi Grant!!!

Flagstaff Academy will soon look more like the photo above! Parent and volunteer, Leha Moskoff submitted an application to win $5,000 from Pepsi, Refresh Everything.  Finalists one through ten win funding. Flagstaff has placed at number ten, and is currently being confirmed eligible to receive funding towards their Growing Dome project!!!    This school has been...

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The Benefits of Gardening in Growing Dome

The Growing Dome makes such a difference in our lives.  The possibilities are just absolutely endless! And my favorite part is that my three-year old boy loves it just as much as I do.   He has made friends with the Frogs, Fish, and Salamanders …but hasn’t seen the baby garden snake yet.  Soon, he hopes!

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Girl Scout Troops Build Greenhouse

Our Pagosa Springs Colorado local Girl Scout Troops are amazing!! And so handy too! These young girls (7 & 8 years old) built the entire 12′ Growing Dome structure in just two short days with the help of Udgar Parsons, Tom McCollough, and Ed Simpson. The girls will be planting vegetables in the Dome once the...

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Growing in The Growing Dome Presentation

The following topics will be covered in the class Gardening & Beyond  Class Tuesday April 13th! 5:30 – 8:00pm Archuleta County Extension Building Pagosa Springs: Planting with the Seasons Micro-climates within the Growing Dome Tropicals and Warm Weather Crops Fruit Trees and Perennials Watering Seed Sowing and Transplanting Growing Fish The Water tank as an...

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Recycling- 1.41 Oz. of trash created by Gardening Class

We are celebrating!! Growing Spaces hosted the first of this seasons four-part Gardening and Beyond class… In preparation for the event, we made a conscious decision to really eliminate the “normal” waste that is created by having such an event with 30 to 40 people. We used real glasses, cups, saucers , silverware and cloth...

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Maintaining a Healthy Garden

WATCH WHAT “CIDE” YOU’RE ON or … Maintaining a Healthy Garden in a World of Chemicals..   I don’t care what Punxsutawney Phil said, I’m dreaming of a green garden.  I see fields of snow melting away to crocus and daffodils and emerging grasses, or are they weeds! Quick, to the herbicide. Ah, digging in the...

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March Tomatoes in Growing Dome Greenhouse

Can you guys believe we already have tomatoes sprouting in the Dome – in MID MARCH! – in Southern Colorado – from last years plants that have been ripped out!! You won’t see a single green leaf outside the Dome, for at least another month or two!!  (We’ll be eating tomatoes from this plant by...

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Building, Heating and Enjoying the Growing Dome

Good Morning, I am happy to share with you my personal Growing Dome experiences. In response to a recent question about where to place the Southern Burner Heater inside the Growing Dome… you place it so the hot air is blowing on the water tank. This allows the tank to become a greater thermal heat...

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Feeding a crowd in February from the Growing Dome!

Here at Growing Spaces, we are lucky enough to have employee lunches provided by food from the Domes on site.  Yesterday, from two 22′ Growing Domes we harvested enough salad greens and Kale to feed 12 people.  Not bad when the weather outside is still in the teens and low 20’s and the ground is...

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26′ Growing Dome Yields Produce in February!

After a quick trip to our 26′ Growing Dome, I was thrilled to discover over 4 pounds of mixed salad greens and the first of our sugar snap peas ready to eat! What a treat. As our Dome is located 18 miles from where we now live, I only get to the Dome about once...

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Growing Dome Planting Schedule

Planting Schedule: There are three main seasons for planting in the Growing Dome. The time to begin planting is in the spring, round about mid March, when the soil is warm enough for the seeds of the warm weather plants to germinate. To ensure proper germination, the soil needs to have an average temperature of...

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The Dome VS. Extreme Weather

The Growing Dome in Extreme Weather Conditions We would like to determine whether or not the Growing Dome will hold up in our windy, weathery environment. We live in Edmond, Oklahoma (also known as tornado alley) where we get great amounts of wind and serious hail from time to time.  How do the domes hold...

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Growing Spaces Supports Economic Recovery in 2010!

We are happy to announce our choice to keep prices stable! Although Growing Spaces® also faces the economic challenges of our times, we have decided not to raise prices in 2010 in order to support the process of economic recovery. The security and independence of growing our own food leads us to a more stable...

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A new way to work.

Hello!! My name is Kesy, I have been with Growing Spaces for almost two years.  Let me tell you they these two years have flown by. It is so refreshing to work in an environment that is positive and nurturing, inside and out. Growing Spaces produces a product and a quality of life that I...

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Promoting Positive Lifestyle Change

From Janice, (new decade) In an effort to promote positive lifestyle changes, I want to tell you about a company I work for called Growing Spaces.  The staff here is very excited to share our passion about the importance of our product, the Growing Dome greenhouse. Half of all Americans adults have a chronic illness...

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Growing Spaces conserves energy on a daily basis

See the list our office girls came up with of various steps we take to preserve precious resources: “Committed to being a truly Green Company” Reduce: Photovoltaic grid tie system: We sell electricity back to the grid. We may be the only off the grid manufacturing place in Pagosa Springs. We minimize our phantom loads...

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Exploring New Ways of doing Business

It is obvious that we live in unprecedented times. The combination of environmental and economic degradation are catalysts to review how we do business as well as how we live our lives. Growing Spaces has always been “alternative” in a way because we have a product that uses and teaches the use of natural energy...

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Planting with Winter Microclimates In Mind

Everything’s happy inside our Dome! What I have found in my 22 foot Growing Dome is that there is a significant difference in the temperature at the outside edge of the growing bed and near the water tank. This can be as much as fifteen degrees warmer near the tank.  What this means is that...

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