School Greenhouses


Help Grow A Dome for Food Insecure Communities

These non-profits are working to increase access to locally grown organic food in their communities There are many challenges facing our planet’s agricultural systems.  Climate change, pesticides, GMOs, over-farming, soil health, corporate agriculture among many others.  Food insecurity is also a major concern, as many communities do not have access to fresh, healthy organic food. ...

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Cloud City Farm: Growing the Impossible at 10,000 Feet

From Superfund Site to Community Gardens, Thriving High Altitude Farm and Year-Round Growing Dome Greenhouse With only 28 frost free days a year, and living 10,000 feet above sea level, they are growing what at first might seem impossible. Cloud City Conservation Center (c4) Cloud City Conservation Center (c4)  is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in...

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Littleton Academy and Annie’s Pond

In 2014 the fine folks at Littleton Academy, in Littleton CO, were awarded the Growing Spaces In-Kind Grant Award. The mission of their project, in their own words: “to create an environmentally efficient and sustainable greenhouse which can be funded after inception by the revenue generated from the selling of seeds, flowers for Mother’s day,...

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Sierra House Elementary: Going Beyond The Curriculum

Sierra House Elementary School in Tahoe, California purchased two 18’ Growing Domes® from Growing Spaces® in September 2014. The installation was complete by November 2014. Michelle McLean, the dome chair; Kristi Wilson, first grade teacher & dome manager; Rebecca Bryson, assistant dome fundraiser; and Ryan Galles, Principal of Sierra House Elementary, had only dreamed about...

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Community Greenhouse in Manchester, UK Makes Real Food

    Here at Growing Spaces we often talk about how we have Growing Dome Greenhouses at over 100 schools around the world. Our founder, Udgar Parsons, grew up in England and has spent the later part of his life in the US. His multi-national background makes him naturally excited to now own an international...

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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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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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Durango Students Lead Movement in Eating Locally Grown Food

Animas Valley students and their 22′ Growing Dome school greenhouse make big news, eating locally grown food. From the Durango Herald newspaper November 18, 2014: “Students and faculty at Animas Valley Elementary School were busy on Thursday afternoon collecting tomatoes, red lettuce, radishes and a few carrots from a greenhouse and garden on the premises....

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Freeman Public School Teacher Puts Purpose to FFA Studies

Freeman Public School FFA program now has a Growing Dome. Introverts are typically viewed as unlikely agents of change, and it’s so wonderful when that stereotype is blown out of the water by someone like Tony Jensen of Freeman Public School. In this article that outlines the leadership role he took on to bring his...

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2013 Growing Spaces In-Kind Grant Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the top 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 education programs that will include a Growing Dome® greenhouse. It is with great joy that we join the movements to contribute to and support...

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Freeman Public Schools’ New Greenhouse Classroom

Freeman Public School students in NE are just now settling into their new 33 ft. diameter Growing Dome greenhouse classroom. Over the course of about nine months they were able to write grants and receive enough funding to purchase the greenhouse classroom. The main contributions were grants from DuPont Pioneer and Farm Credit Services of...

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Truckee Elementary and the Dome Raising Project Come Together

Awhile back we introduced you to Susie Sutphin and Bill Kelly of Truckee Community Farm in California. They had recently purchased and built a 33′ Growing Dome from Growing Spaces and were already looking to expand beyond their current garden. They had a vision for the Dome Raising Project as a part of their budding Tahoe...

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Naropa University Greenhouse Conducts Valuable Research

We recently received an update from Jason Gerhardt at Naropa University Greenhouse in Boulder, CO on the current projects going on in their 22′ Growing Dome named the William D. Jones Community Greenhouse and… we were stunned that so many amazing things were going on in their greenhouse! Not only are the projects prolific, but they...

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Garden Innovation Continues at Reed City High School

It’s been well over a year now that we have been following Reed City High School’s progress in their 51′ Growing Dome. The science students are working on a number of innovative gardening projects including aquaponics, hydroponics and vermicomposting. It’s so fantastic to see this group of youth getting the full benefit of the learning...

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Mini University Dome

One of the new educational domes we have going up right now is being built at a Mini University Childcare Center in Dayton Ohio. A state senator and other local dignitaries will be onsite on September 13th to witness the ribbon cutting, and official opening of the 33′ Growing Dome. One of the school administrators,...

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Learning in Grand Traverse Academy’s Growing Dome

Grand Traverse Academy in Michigan has been using aquaponic and hydroponic techniques in their Growing Dome garden for 2 years with great success. They are learning a lot along the way and continuing to increase their yield. Their fish species of choice does well in cold water and provides them with fertilized water for their...

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Students Learn Firsthand About Growing Food

A great partnership between Taos’ Chrysalis Alternative School and the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps has come to fruition with the building and gardening of their new 26′ Growing Dome. Thanks to this article from The Taos News we get to share with you their outstanding progress… “Students at Taos’ Chrysalis Alternative School are learning about...

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Cripple Creek Kids Start Their Own School Garden

This high altitude 22′ Growing Dome is finally coming to fruition for these elementary school students and their story made the local newspaper. We are very excited for them and wish them happy gardening! Here’s an excerpt from the article: On the theory that kids are more likely to eat vegetables they’ve grown themselves, the...

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Animas Valley School in Durango Raises New Greenhouse

Congratulations to the community of Animas Valley Elementary School in Durango, Colorado. With lots of hard work, especially in the category of fundraising, and lots of perseverance, this great project has come together. To read more visit the recent article posted in the Durango Herald newspaper:   http://durangoherald.com/article/20111211/NEWS01/712119899/-1/s/Animas-Valley-raises-roof-on-greenhouse

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School Garden Program Inside and Out

We’ve been keeping you in touch with the happenings at Galileo School of Math and Science in Colorado Springs, CO from the very start of their school garden program. You’ve seen many snapshots along the way including some great segments from the local Fox news station. All of those pieces were great fun to share...

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National Food Day Celebration Growing Dome Style

Here’s a report on the National Food Day Celebration that took place in two different Growing Domes in Colorado Springs, CO from the Bent County Democrat: “A magnet school in Colorado Springs and a demonstration garden in Woodland Park were among 20,000 venues in all 50 states hosting events held in conjunction with Food Day...

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Galileo Greenhouse to School Lunch

Last month we posted a video filmed at the 42′ Growing Dome construction site at Galileo School of Math & Science in Colorado Springs, CO. This month we get to share the finished project! The collaborative efforts of Galileo School, Pikes Peak Urban Gardens, District 11’s Good Food Project, Pikes Peak Community Foundation and Colorado...

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Aquaponics, Hydroponics and More at Reed City High School

Reed City High School in Michigan is taking full advantage of their 51′ Growing Dome all of the learning opportunities available inside. They are experimenting with aquaponics, hydroponics, and barrelponics. They’re even making their own worm tea. The students help raise plants and food for sale and collect scientific data along the way. What a...

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Agriculture Education Sees Growth

We always love when the school year starts as we get updates on how the school Growing Domes are doing. This year’s no exception. Roaring Fork High School and Yampah Mountain High School located high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado were both featured in the Sunday news. After 2+ years of gardening, the programs...

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A Worthy Journey: Putting youth gardening into perspective

As we celebrate the interest from children and young adults in growing organic food, we want to point to major influences over the last few years. I thank the efforts of Jamie Oliver, Will Allan, and Michelle Obama and many Moms and Dad’s who are convinced that learning “where food comes from” is the beginning...

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Flagstaff Academy on the Front Page

  You’ve been with us following Flagstaff Academy of Longmont, CO through 3 years of planning and fundraising, an exciting Growing Dome® build earlier this summer, and their recent Open House. We are excited to share an article about this unique program that appeared on the front page of the local newspaper. Everyone at Flagstaff...

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Randall Geo-Conservatory Grand Opening

Flagstaff Academy Randall Geo-Conservatory Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Tuesday, September 13, 2011@ 6:00 p.m. Join us Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. as we celebrate the completion of a project three years in the making. The Randall Geo-Conservatory is a living classroom for Flagstaff Academy K-8 students. The indoor, year-round garden will provide...

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Nurturing community while moving towards sustainability

I have experienced it many times; in five countries, on three continents, blending multiple languages, cultures, and generations. I have felt the power and potential while working with indigenous peoples, schools, neighborhoods, communities, and families. I have shared in their celebrations and contributed my tears and shivers of gratitude and excitement. A Growing Dome build...

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Colorado schools invest in their children’s future

Wonderful article from Ed News Colorado on Colorado schools investing in what their children eat as well as teaching gardening and healthy eating habits early. The Growing Domes allow the children to garden during the school year which makes it part of their education and an experience that will stay with them for life.  With...

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Dillon Valley Elementary School Greenhouse

Partners Summit Prevention Alliance, Summit School District, the Dillon Valley community steering committee and Neils Lunceford have been working together to get a healthy eating initiative into Dillon Valley to increase community access to local fruits and vegetables.  Their dreams came true this past weekend when they began construction of their new 22′ Growing Dome...

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Fat City Farmers Project Overview

What an amazing vision and project that started two years ago and is still growing strong. This video was created in 2009 as an overview of the project and is so inspirational we thought we’d share it with you all. Enjoy! http://vimeo.com/4580001

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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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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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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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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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