We’ll be at the Rodale Institute Growing Dome this month!

Rodale Institute Dome Greenhouse in ther beautiful learning garden

For all of you who followed the 33’ Growing Dome build at Rodale Institute this Spring, you might remember our Ambassador, Richard Miller, who supervised the installation of the Growing Dome. Growing Spaces is happy to sponsor Richard Miller’s return to Rodale Institute to attend a Shumei Natural Agriculture Conference on July 26-27, 2013.


The two-day seminar is entitled: “Garden. Life. Balance: Growing the Shumei Natural Agricultural Way”. This seminar teaches the basic principles, scientific theories, and the how-to of  Shumei Natural Agriculture. Natural Agriculture is simple, affordable and sustainable as it does not require any additives, chemicals or fertilizers. Natural agriculture was founded in Japan in the 1930s by Mokichi Okada. It is based on a highly developed philosophy of life and is intimately tied to the physical and spiritual laws that govern the universe. It’s more than a system of food production – it’s a way of life.  To learn more about Natural Agriculture, visit the Shumei International Institute website.

Growing Spaces is happy to invite anyone who wants to visit our new 33’ Growing Dome at the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, PA, to attend this valuable conference. Richard Miller would be more than willing to show you the Growing Dome and discuss its features that enable year-round production. To contact Richard about the event, contact us below.

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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!


  • Looks wonderful. I am so grateful to have Richard and Janet Miller there with the Shumei/Rodale connection. I so honor and respect them both, for a long history of very important teaching about organic gardening.

  • So glad to find out the Rodale Institute has a growing dome; in fact in an email I was told they have two! They are just 60 miles from where I live. Looks like a day trip for me in the Spring to see and go inside my first Growing Spaces Dome in person. Can’t wait!

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