Growing Spaces In The News


Growing Domes In The News, Summer 2020

It has been a busy, bustling summer for Growing Dome lovers. Backyard, school, and community gardens are on the rise; we couldn't be more excited. To celebrate, we decided to share some recent articles and project stories that Growing Spaces is proud to be featured in.

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Greenhouse Farming in Golden, CO

Growing Spaces is pleased to announce a partnership with GoFarm, Community Supported Agriculture, in Golden, CO. Growing Spaces has donated the use of a 26' Growing Dome Greenhouse for GoFarm's Farmer Incubator Program. The construction of the greenhouse was finished in August 2019 by a wonderful group of local volunteers, and the dome is being farmed by GoFarm Incubator apprentice Shannon Harker. Shannon will gain valuable experience with greenhouse farming and the City of Golden will gain a new, hyper-local food source. The greenhouse uses sustainable and renewable energy technologies and helps extend the short Colorado growing season and provide fresh produce for the community year-round.

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Growing Spaces Change of Ownership

Growing Spaces® Founders Puja and Udgar Parsons Pass on the Baton New Ownership at Growing Spaces… and What it Might Mean for the Future of the Growing Dome® A Growing Spaces change of ownership is shifting up the company geometry. Puja and Udgar are riding off into the sunset to stoke romance, share energy with...

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Growing Dome Greenhouse featured on Casa TV in Quebec, Canada

http://www.casatv.ca/immobilier/une-serre-techno-pour-toute-lannee Quebec Greenhouse The Lavoie family of Sainte-Ursule, Quebec, Canada, between Joliette and Trois-Rivières, owns an unusual greenhouse, to say the least. Its ingenious design makes it possible to grow your own vegetables even in the dead of winter, for a negligible amount of electricity. Acquired at a cost of $ 12,000, the greenhouse meets nearly...

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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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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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Boutique Manufacturing & Sustainable Greenhouses

Growing Spaces greenhouses was recently paid a visit by a CompanyWeek reporter. Owners of the company, Puja and Udgar Parsons, had an opportunity to take the reporter on a tour and share about our unique sustainable Growing Dome greenhouses. Puja Parsons is quoted throughout the article, and on this day she took the opportunity to...

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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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Aspen T.R.E.E. Growing Dome Community Supported Agriculture Project

In October a dedicated crew from Growing Spaces and with local volunteers installed at 42′ Growing Dome Greenhouse at 8,000 feet at Aspen T.R.E.E. Colorado in cold and snowy conditions. Through the donations of the Growing Spaces crew time and donations of labor and funds from numerous community organizations and individuals, Aspen T.R.E.E. was able...

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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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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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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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U.S. Senator Michael F. Bennet’s Staff Visit Growing Spaces

On July 12, 2012 Terra Anderson, Constituent Advocate for Senator Bennet in Durango, Monisha Merchant, the Senator’s Senior Advisor for Business Affairs, and Terra’s intern Ben paid a visit to Growing Spaces to tour our Growing Dome greenhouses. They were on their way to Durango, Colorado for the Southwest Women’s Small Business Conference, where our very...

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Truckee Community Farm Wins Your 2 Cents Grant

Last week, we posted a testimonial video from Truckee Community Farms’ co-owner Bill Kelly and manager Susie Sutphin talking about their project and how they’re using their Growing Dome. These two, along with the other co-owner Kevin Kelly, have been awarded the Your 2 Cents Program Grant. “The Rodale Institute’s $5000 Your 2 Cents donation...

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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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Nurturing Families in Our Community

We recently constructed a 26′ Show Growing Dome to join the four other Growing Domes at our facility in Pagosa Springs, CO. The 26′ diameter is our most popular size and we’ve been planning this build for that reason for a couple of years. Since we have plenty of gardening space for ourselves in the...

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The Harvest Center Makes News

The Harvest Center non-profit boosts a membership of 95 gardeners and donated 477 lbs. of produce to families in need last year. This high-elevation community garden has two outdoor gardens and a 22′ Growing Dome where they grow food year round. Under the leadership of Lee Willoughby this outstanding vision has become a dream… The...

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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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Slow Money Entrepreneur Showcase Presentation

If you missed it last month, we have it to share with you now! Puja Dhyan Parsons, Owner & CEO of Growing Spaces® LLC was one of 24 people representing her company in the Entrepreneur Showcase at the Slow Money National Gathering on October 13, 2011 in San Fransisco, CA. A hallmark of the Slow...

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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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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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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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Geodesic Greenhouse Kits Featured on 9News

Please join us in celebrating as Growing Spaces was on Channel 9 news this morning! Growing Spaces was selected as one of Colorado Companies to Watch by the State’s Office of Economic Development. You can see the video that aired on February 10th below. If you wish to read the article, please click on this...

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Watch us on Channel 9 News KUSA

Growing Spaces will be featured on 9 NEWS broadcast, tomorrow 02.10.11, at 6:15 A.M. If you miss it or would like to see it again, we will have a link posted here, facebook ,  and on our website on Friday 02.11.11. Come check it out and see what we here at Growing Spaces have been...

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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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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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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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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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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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Toyota & GrowingSpaces

Toyota Takes Factory Efficiency to the Next Level Treehugger.com -November 16, 2005 07:30 AM – John Laumer, Philadelphia Plenty of businesses encourage recycling and perhaps “green purchasing”. Some, even a few of the big multinationals, are famed for their occasional green designs. We haven’t seen many big companies, though, which continually green their designs, continually...

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