January 2014 Dome of the Month Winner

Congratulations to Denny Smith on winning the January Dome of the Month contest with his beautiful evening photo of a moon rising over his 33′ Growing Dome in Indiana! The installation of his greenhouse kit in early 2013 was a memorable one for the team as it was cold and wet! Denny was a great host, is among the favorites…

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Home Greenhouses

Growing Dome Survives Baseball Sized Hail

From John & Barbara Eychaner in Banner, Wyoming “No damage to Growing Dome solar greenhouse after hailstorm. In mid-afternoon on May 26, 2013 we had quite a hail storm. I was not home but my husband was. Some of the hailstones were close to softball-baseball size which, of course, did lots of damage. We have had to have our house…

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Gardening Your Own Food

Peace as a practice taught through gardening

There is an intangible, but equally empowering peace that comes with the practice of growing our own food. Have you taken the time to understand where this peace comes from? In understanding the roots of this peace we can find ways to expand on it and move the practice over into other parts of our lives. First we will look…

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California Growing Dome

Growing Dome at the Solar Living Institute

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…

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Growing Year Round in the Sierra Nevadas – June 2013 Dome of the Month

Truckee Community Farm is a winner. Congratulations to Truckee Community Farm and the Kelly family in Tahoe, CA for winning the June 2013 Dome of the Month! With this 33ft. Growing Dome they are supplying the Tahoe Food Hub with food year round and providing inspiration for similar educational programs in their community. They’ve been doing great work this year https://growingspaces.com/truckee-community-farms/. Growing Spaces…

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Surprise Spring Snow – May 2013 Dome of the Month

Congratulations to Cate Graber on winning the Dome of the Month contest for May. This fun pair of photos of her 26′ Growing Dome greenhouse shows how quickly the weather can change in the Rocky Mountains. Her peach tree had just decided to start blooming above 6,400 feet. Then Mother Nature had a different plan. Sunny and dry one day and…

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Finished!: 33′ Growing Dome at the Shumei Natural Agriculture Garden

4-25-13 Thursday: I love round tanks, especially when it comes to leveling. Today we were busy finishing the tank. Don’t you love Janet’s pleats in the tank liner?  And, yes, for a charge she will come redo your tank! Other tasks included finishing the fans, final odds and ends at the door, and leftover parts!   4-27-13: Thursday and Friday passed and…

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33' Growing Dome

Part 4: 33′ Growing Dome at the Shumei Natural Agriculture Garden

We thought we might be nearing a close with the construction of the 33′ Growing Dome at the Shumei Garden at the Rodale Institute, but this story sure has had it’s twists and turns! It turns out that Richard is headed back east to work on some finishing touches and to help with consulting on the garden bed layout and…

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Part 3: 33′ Growing Dome Installation at the Shumei Natural Agriculture Garden

As the 33′ Growing Dome at the Shumei Natural Agriculture Garden at the Rodale Institute continues to take shape we see how many wonderful volunteers are pitching in to make this project happen. Richard Miller, Growing Spaces installation supervisor, has been kind enough to send us updates as they go. 4-9-13 Tues. I checked hubs again and rechecked for tightness….

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Part 2: 33′ Growing Dome Installation at the Shumei Natural Agriculture Garden

The 33′ Growing Dome at the Shumei Natural Agriculture Garden at the Rodale Institute is going up nicely. Richard Miller has been kind enough to send us updates as they go, so you can feel like you’re right there with them! 4-2-13 Puxatawney Phil is part of a stew right about now. No, not because the weather is any thing…

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