Holiday Solstice 2017

As I think about my experience shopping yesterday, as everyone prepares for the holidays in our town, I am struck by the Holiday energy, thoughts about ending 2017, and affirming what will be healthy for the New Year.  The offer of a “21 Day Pilates Holiday Slimdown” reminds me of the urge to improve in...

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The Gift of Food Security

What does food security mean to you? Does it mean that your food is grown organically without pesticides and hormones?  Does it mean that you know you will always have food on your table for your family because you can supply it yourself? Maybe it means you have grown enough food to collaborate with family...

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Our Sugared Lives

TOO MUCH SUGAR TOO MUCH SUGAR – This is all we hear in the news and in health magazines. Every news organization is reporting on Americans eating too much sugar. What does all this mean? How much is too much?  Most people think “eh, I don’t eat doughnuts and cookies so I should be OK”. ...

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Thankful at Thanksgiving

It’s the middle of November, and I walk outside into the crisp coldness that reminds me winter is closer than it appears.  Our backyard has Growing Domes, and entering one of these is like transporting yourself into another world. It’s warm and a bit humid inside, completely opposite from the outer world I just left. I...

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Vermiculture

What is vermiculture?  I wondered the same thing myself, because listening to garden podcasts and just talking to people about gardening in general I hear this term often. I know it is supposed to make my garden amazing. I hear it’s easy. So what is it? It’s worms.  And worm poop. Before you say gross...

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Soil Farmers

“We are grass farmers” is a quote from the famous Joel Salatin and I can’t seem to forget it.  He explains that in order to grow great cattle, poultry, or pigs, you must have great food to give to them. (Sound familiar?)  In order to grow that grass to feed those animals, you must have...

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Growing Domes featured on episode of Living Big in a Tiny House

Off-Grid Tiny House Paradise in British Columbia, Canada grows year-round with three 42-foot Geodesic Dome Greenhouses This episode of Living Big in a Tiny House features the ultimate tiny house off-grid paradise, complete with three 42-foot Growing Spaces Growing Domes! Situated on 380 acres of spectacular lake-front property in BC with private hot-springs and abundant...

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Sowing Winter Crops in the Growing Dome

Sow your seeds in early fall to prepare for you Winter Garden: If you grow in a Growing Dome, greenhouse, or even want to try to extend your season in an outdoor garden, the time has come to sow seeds for fall and winter gardening. If you sow in late August to early September, your...

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Beneficial Insects

Gardening in a Growing Dome is rewarding. Upon entering the Growing Dome, we inflate our lungs with clean, fresh air, instantly melting away any fears or worries we had moments before. In this sanctuary we feed the fish, smell the blossoms, snack on some healthy treats along the way, and nourish the soil. Sowing seeds...

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Spring Equinox 2017. Break Out of Darkness, Return to Light

It is the Spring Equinox for 2017….traditionally symbolizing the breaking out of the darkness of winter and the return of light. It’s time for longer days and an “emerging” as birds sing and buds return from sleep to waking.  In my world, it is especially significant this year, due to the symbolic darkness of this...

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Gardening in the Snow in a Growing Dome

Gardening in the Snow in a Growing Dome®  If you want to see for yourself that the Growing Dome was made for winter, for gardening in the snow, in the mountains, then you have to see the pictures we received yesterday.  Here in Pagosa Springs, it won’t stop snowing. Outside continues to be gray, cold, and...

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Winter Gardening 2017 And A Hat Tip To The Gardener

Winter Gardening 2017 Riding the Pineapple Express Well, welcome to winter gardening 2017. It’s in full swing. Here’s a picture of our most used gardening tools the past few weeks. An old beat up (but highly dependable) Chevy Silverado plow truck… an assortment of hand shovels… and we’re going to peek into a Growing Dome® to...

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