Growing Dome Design

How We Built a Socially Responsible Company and What Inspired Us

By Puja Dhyan Parsons, CEO and Co-Founder of Growing Spaces Why are we a Socially Responsible Company? Like so many environmentally aware people, I was really affected by the reality of the unusual super-storms of the past few weeks as the hurricane in the Philippines and the recent tornadoes here in the United States, took away lives, homes, and livelihoods….

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What You Need to Know About Eating Safe Fruits and Vegetables

In this day and age of the deluge of bad news, everyone does their best to filter out the pertinent information about what will affect their health and safety. In this article we’re going to do some filtering for you and walk through important new information about the safety of your fresh fruits and vegetables. We’ll offer resources and solutions…

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Dancing with Stress, Managing Overwhelm

by Puja Dhyan Parsons What IF, I could live in such balance that the energy needed for my everyday commitments was an OVERFLOW out of the peace and natural enthusiasm I carry within me? What if I could re-set myself, when I was thrown off balance? And make recovery an art form? This has been my developing goal since the…

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Green Business Award

A Dream to Award Good Food to All

I write on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the day of our President’s second inauguration. Many synchronicities stir me as I consider this time January 21,2013 and what it means to me.  In his speech, fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King reminded us of the power of “having a dream”….that is, “thinking outside the box” and allowing a…

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Speaking Out for Healthier Food, the Truth About GMOs – Nov 8th

Next week on Thursday, November 8th, along with other local businesses, we will be sponsoring an event focused on the truth about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Durango, CO. Jeffrey Smith, author of “Genetic Roulette“, will be the featured speaker. For more information about tickets contact either Maria’s Bookshop at 970-247-1438 or Linda’s Local Food Cafe at 970-259-6729. Want to know…

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A Short History on GMO Foods – How They Affect Everyone from Farmers to Consumers

Years ago when I first heard about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) I was in a dusty meeting room above a business in downtown Corvallis, OR. I was working for a small organic farm at the time and we had gone to watch a couple independent films about the future of food and farming. The films were projected on a white…

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Keynote Address: Staying Centered in the Cyclone

One of our two favorite leaders of Growing Spaces, Puja Parsons, gave a beautiful keynote address to an audience of nearly 200 at the SW Colorado Women’s Small Business Conference in Durango, Colorado on July 13th. It was a bit of a new frontier for Puja because she had the opportunity to present how the feminine works in business to…

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Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership Comes into View

Last year we shared with you the vision for Pagosa Springs’ Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP) and how this sustainable movement was poised to change our community in big and beautiful ways. We are excited to post an update with a rendering of the proposed project and an overview of the design. This is all really coming into view and is…

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A Child Gets His Wish

Ever heard about the “Children’s Wish Foundation”? Well we had the amazing opportunity to be involved with them in fulfilling the wish of a boy with Leukemia. He asked for his own Growing Dome. We’re speechless about how beautiful a thing this is and are very glad to share this nice article The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada  – Saskatchewan…

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How We Can Occupy Our Food System

As I begin this writing, I am inspired by a TED talk in which Roger Doiron, of Kitchen Gardeners International spoke about the power of kitchen gardening over diet, health, and our wallets. In his simple presentation I was moved to see that if we” Occupy” our own food systems, we will naturally have an effect on the world’s supply…

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