Winter Vegetable Harvest: Episode 5

It’s winter vegetable harvest time, and we hope to make it a holiday tradition. The long awaited snow and winter cold has finally arrived in Southwest Colorado, but our lush garden in the 15′ Growing Dome continues to produce yummy, nutrient-rich greens. The longer season crops we planted in October are also coming along nicely,...

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Season’s Greetings

Season’s greetings! What is this season? A time of turning … turning toward snowboots and scrapers and bundling up to scrape snow off the solar panels and help Udgar mount the plow.  The smell of wood smoke nurtures my sense of gratitude for our Rocky Mountain home and the outdoor life we get to live....

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Breaking the Mold

Mold and mildew are both types of fungi that grow best in warm, humid environments. Most fungi reproduce and spread via spores. Spores emerge from fruiting bodies of fungi and are most commonly dispersed via breeze or transported by water. Much like plant seeds, spores can survive environmental conditions that aren’t conducive to fungi growth,...

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Thinning Vegetable Crops: Episode 4

Welcome back to the 15′ Growing Dome! We are glad you’ve decided to join us again.  Following along with our project will continue to provide you with valuable gardening tips and information, as well as show how, really, anyone can grow fresh, nutritious food in a Growing Dome, all year round! Thinning vegetable crops is...

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Living in Gratitude this Season

As I begin this Newsletter greeting, I was just watching wild turkeys outside our window scratching for food. I always feel wonder that they return every year and surround our cabin with their good energy, reminding me of the pilgrims and Native American’s offering gratitude. I am preparing a surprise turkey dinner for a friend and...

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Growing Spaces Grant Winner Eva’s Village Gets Growing

Click on the images below to view larger photos. We are very excited to announce the completion of the 26′ Growing Dome for the 2014 Growing Spaces Third Place Grant Winners – Eva’s Village. The innovative homeless shelter greenhouse is located next door to Eva’s Village at Wayne Auto Spa owned by Rob Burke. The...

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Planting Seeds in October: Episode 2

It’s October 1st, and we’re planting seeds! At the beginning of our new project in the 15′ Growing Dome, we heavily amended the soil in the outer growing beds, where we direct seeded many greens and vegetables.  As we constructed a new interior bed to increase growing space with the goal of maximizing production in...

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Maximizing Food Production in a Growing Dome: Pilot

The Growing Spaces team has started a new project here at our Pagosa Springs office, and we want you to join us in our pursuit! As the warm growing season came to a close here in the Rocky Mountains, the Growing Spaces team started to plan a winter garden for the 15′ Growing Dome greenhouse...

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How to Start and Transplant Vegetables

Transplanting vegetables is a great way to practice “time stacking” which increases yields and reduces or eliminates gaps in harvests. To maximize yield in the Growing Dome it is helpful to start some vegetable crops outside of the raised beds in containers, pots or flats while you are still harvesting mature crops from the raised...

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Growing Spaces, LLC. Joins Colorado Environmental Leadership Program

Pagosa Springs, CO – Growing Spaces of Pagosa Springs will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts for achievement of Bronze tier environmental leadership by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. At the 15th annual Colorado Environmental Leadership Awards, Growing Spaces will join other Colorado companies officially...

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The Greenhouse Pond Gets a Makeover

This new 33′ Growing Dome owner in Cody, WY got very creative with her greenhouse pond that comes as a part of the Growing Dome kit. She had a local artist, Mike Kopriva, paint the tank with a gorgeous underwater scene. If you follow the painting from left to right, you see that it starts...

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June in My Growing Dome

By Puja Dhyan Parsons, CEO of Growing Spaces Yesterday, while focusing on recovery from my dental surgery and the long week of organizing and working with our stellar team….I knew I just wanted to GARDEN. I was out in my Growing Dome for about 5 hours, preparing old baskets for new plants, amending the soil...

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2014 Growing Spaces In-Kind Grant Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the three winners of this year’s Growing Spaces In-kind Grant Awards. Each of these well deserving organizations has diligently planned and raised funds for their school and/or community gardening program that will include a Growing Dome® greenhouse. It is with great joy that we join the movements to contribute to...

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IMPROVED! Gallina Polycarbonate Glazing

As a socially responsible and green business, we are always seeking out ways to source materials Made in America. Products Made in America supply valuable jobs that support our economy, and reduce fossil fuel use due to shorter transport distances from suppliers to our manufacturing facility. We often have to weigh a number of factors...

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4th Annual Growing Spaces Symposium

Saturday, May 31st, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Join us for this fun filled day at the Pine River Public Library in Bayfield, CO to learn about gardening in the Growing Dome from both new and long-standing instructors of the Growing Spaces team. Topics will cover aspects of soil, composting, insects, seeding, and transplanting and...

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From Brownies to Broccoli in the Greenhouse

On March 25, 2014 in Durango, CO, a group of dynamic young women from the Telluride Middle School presented their service learning project as part of Destination ImagiNation’s Project Outreach Challenge. The team, dubbed “Telluride Grow Dome Girls”, was tasked with identifying, designing and implementing a project that addressed a real community need. They chose to...

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Columbine Elementary’s New “Growing Dome” Greenhouse – a 21st Century Learning Center

Columbine Elementary’s New “Growing Dome” Greenhouse – a 21st Century Learning Center Boulder community unites for hands-on, year-round garden education Boulder, CO March 10, 2014 – On Friday students, parents and staff at Columbine Elementary are holding an “Open Greenhouse” – the first chance for the community to check out their recently constructed 33 foot-diameter geodesic...

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PRESS RELEASE: Award-Winning Colorado Greenhouse Company Celebrates 25 Years of Product Innovation and Ethical Business Practices

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Award-Winning Colorado Greenhouse Company Celebrates 25 Years of Product Innovation and Ethical Business Practices PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO., March 6, 2014 — Growing Spaces, LLC, a Colorado greenhouse company is celebrating 25 years in business. Since 1989 the company has been designing and manufacturing the award-winning Growing Dome® geodesic greenhouse kit...

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Shumei Natural Agriculture Garden Growing Dome Provides Midwinter Solace

An update from Eileen Weinsteiger the Shumei Natural Agriculture Garden Manager “Seven years ago when the Shumei/Rodale Team was designing the new Shumei Natural Agriculture Demonstration Garden to showcase a small homestead and Shumei Natural Agriculture principles it was imperative to include a unique greenhouse. We wanted a greenhouse that supported sustainability, efficiency, art, beauty, the...

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First Place! Boys & Girls Club of San Luis Valley

We are very excited to announce, albeit a bit early, the first place winners of our 2014 Growing Spaces In-Kind Grant Program! The Boys and Girls Club of the San Luis Valley, CO was moving ahead so quickly that we had an emergency session of the Grant Program Committee to make a decision and keep...

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February 2014 Dome of the Month Winner

Congratulations to Neena Cocke Wagnon on winning February’s Dome of the Month contest with this awe inspiring, fuchsia-cloud photo of her 26′ Growing Dome Greenhouse in New Mexico. It seems the clouds themselves are wrapping around the spherical shape of the greenhouse. Neena is so lucky to live in the Southwest where such skies are...

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Celebrate Everything – Growing Spaces Values

By Puja Dhyan Parsons When we started Growing Spaces LLC in 1989, our effort was to build a socially responsible business based on the values and practices we are living. One of them was the idea to “Celebrate Everything.” For me that means the attempt to shift inside, and see the potentials in every experience...

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New Moon, New Year, New Beginnings

I have just settled in by the fire, on our coldest day on record in two decades in the USA, according to N.O.A.A. Weather Service online. With the wind chill, my relatives in Minnesota are experiencing 60 degrees below zero today! Lucky for us, it is only 5 degrees below zero in Pagosa, but my...

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January 2014 Dome of the Month Winner

Congratulations to Denny Smith on winning the January Dome of the Month contest with his beautiful evening photo of a moon rising over his 33′ Growing Dome Greenhouse in Indiana! The installation of his greenhouse kit in early 2013 was a memorable one for the team as it was cold and wet! Denny was a...

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