A Growing Dome® has proven itself to be the ultimate “ecology lab” at many schools. Students harvest herbs, vegetables and medicinal plants in their specimen gardens. They experiment with solar power, seasonal cycles, techniques for organic gardening, fish production and seed saving. Many schools are not in session during the main growing season, so the Growing Dome also enables a year-round learning environment. And perhaps more importantly, these living classrooms instill a greater sense of respect for our environment and earth amongst our future generations.
In addition, as more schools focus on healthier lunches and health education, our Growing Dome greenhouses can be a central focus for fresh organic salad bars and learning about organic gardening.
Growing Spaces® is more than a product…it is a way of living a green, independent and responsible lifestyle. To that end, we are involved in educating children, adults, communities and organizations on green practices, organic farming techniques, shifting awareness/embracing change, sustainable lifestyles and modeling a new business culture.
From holding gardening classes, to speaking at a variety of conferences, producing articles and videos, as well as partnering with other organizations who promote healthy living, Growing Spaces is focused on educating and empowering individuals one step at a time.
Schools on Native American Reservations in the US and Canada benefit from the Growing Dome to improve education, vocational skills and to alleviate food insecurity issues. The Growing Dome acts as a STEM lab for many students, provides vocational opportunities in both construction and culinary arts, but also provides a local source for fresh organic food for the community year-round!
Depending on the size of the school and the application, many of our Growing Dome greenhouses will work well in a learning environment. Our larger greenhouses tend to be the most popular with schools to allow for more teaching space, enough bed space for classes and projects and for year-round growing. There are also many gardening grants available for school greenhouse projects.