Growing Dome at the Solar Living Institute

Solar Living Institute

Update: Unfortunately due to COVID the Solar Living Institute closed it’s doors in October 2020. They are still offering on-line classes.

Man watering plants in a California Growing Dome

Recently we received an update from the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, CA of the 26′ Growing Dome greenhouse built in 2012.

“The Growing Dome is one of the main attractions at the Solar Living Institute. Generously donated by Growing Spaces (located in Pagosa Springs, CO), it allows us to grow vegetation that needs a more stable environment than what the Mediterranean chaparral provides. We are currently growing wheatgrass, sunflower sprouts and even a lemon tree – something that couldn’t be grown otherwise! The crop is used to feed the interns and volunteers and provide the local co-ops with fresh, organic produce to distribute in the community. Come check out the Growing Dome at SolFest 2013!”

As always, we are so honored to collaborate with such a resource and learning rich organization that is so keenly in line with our values. We gifted the Solar Living Institute with an in-kind grant award in 2011 as part of our mission of education in sustainable practices AND our commitment of contributing to charitable works.

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Kyle joined the Growing Spaces team in 2015, and enjoys being involved in all the exciting projects and developments happening around here!I graduated from Pagosa Springs High School in 2009 and moved to Gunnison, Colorado to pursue a degree in Environmental Studies. After graduating from Western State Colorado University, I moved back to my home town Pagosa Springs. Since moving back home in 2013, I have been working to develop a farm in Arboles. In my spare time, one may find me backpacking in the wilderness, cruising on a mountain bike, slacklining in the park, or skiing Wolf Creek. I also enjoy creating art when I am not outdoors. The mediums that I enjoy working with are yarn, canvas and paint, and clay. I have been experimenting with aquapoinics and am always excited to share knowledge on the subject with others. I joined the Growing Spaces team in 2015, and enjoy being involved in all the exciting projects and developments happening around here!

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