Cripple Creek Kids Start Their Own School Garden

High Altitude Gardening

This high altitude 22′ Growing Dome is finally coming to fruition for these elementary school students in Cripple Creek, Colorado 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 geodesic dome greenhouse is the result of a student wellness grant from the Colorado Department of Education and a grant administered through the Community Partnership Family Resource Center in Divide. Cripple Creek-Victor RE-1 District wellness coordinator Bill Trethewey said that at 9,494 feet in elevation, the dome is the highest school-based greenhouse in Colorado and perhaps in the country…”

Pikes Peak Courier View 2012 Article (Update: July 2023 The link to the article is broken.)

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