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 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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Streaming Workshop Video: Growing Dome Garden Management

Watch over 4.5 hours of video of Jerome Osentowski’s Growing Dome Garden Management workshop hosted at Growing Spaces in the summer of 2012.  Do so at your leisure by streaming the video online.  We captured the best parts of this information rich two-day course on how to build your own permaculture garden in a greenhouse. Unique and helpful topics like…

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March 2013 Dome of the Month Winner

Reminding us of a season soon to pass… this beautiful photo from Kathy Pitts & John Stone in Northern California of their 26′ Growing Dome captures the essence of the winter solstice it was photographed on. One of the comments about the photo that was posted on Facebook sums it up best for us, “Lovely framing photographically too, the way…

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Planting Early Season Catch Crops

There are some terms we year-round gardeners throw around pretty easily and “catch crop” is one of them. It sounds complicated, but is actually very simple.  A catch crop is a fast-growing, quickly maturing crop that can be grown between cold season (winter) and warm season (summer) crops. January is most definitely too early to plant any warm weather crops like…

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floating row cover in the greenhouse

Floating Row Covers in the Greenhouse

It’s been an especially cold winter for many parts of the country. We here in Colorado had the brunt of it during December and now the midwest and northeast are experiencing exceptionally cold temperatures. We’ve received a flood of questions about when and how to heat. It largely depends on the amount of sunshine you receive and secondarily depends on…

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January Dome of the Month 2013

Winter Wonderland – January 2013 Dome of the Month Winner

Congratulations to Katja Wichland and Josh Rapaport on winning with this lovely winter photo of their 26′ Growing Dome protected by their adopted Chow Chow named Bella. They are at 9,000 feet elevation near Telluride, Colorado and are coming up on their two-year anniversary of owning their Growing Dome. We’ve so appreciated Katja’s artistic photos and updates over time and…

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December Dome of the Month

December Winner – Tropical Flowers in Winter

Growing Tropical Flowers in Winter. Congratulations to Gail and Bert Waser from SE Oregon on winning December’s Dome of the Month contest. Wow! They really blew us all away with this beautiful photo of their snow kissed Growing Dome full of tropical flowers. Gail took this photo on Nov. 18th and had the following to add, “A little chilly last…

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Teaching at the Greenhouse

October’s Dome of the Month – Educating the Young Ones

So many youth do not have access to education about WHERE their food comes from and we support and uphold the movement to change that however we can. This month we would like to honor Mini University in Ohio for their dedication to the mission of gifting pre-school age children with the experience of growing their own food. In their…

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