spring equinox

Spring Equinox 2017. Break Out of Darkness, Return to Light

It is the Spring Equinox for 2017….traditionally symbolizing the breaking out of the darkness of winter and the return of light. It’s time for longer days and an “emerging” as birds sing and buds return from sleep to waking.  In my world, it is especially significant this year, due to the symbolic darkness of this past winter on so many…

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fall2016newsletter

The Driver of Our Business is Delicious Organic Food

The year was 1989. My husband, Udgar, founded Growing Spaces ® with a mission to help others live a life of growing fresh food all year round. We knew that if we could do it living the “Rocky Mountain Lifestyle,” anyone could do it. As a practicing Dentist and Therapist when we met, we knew good nutrition was our medicine of…

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notes from puja

Notes from Puja: Reflections During Strawberry Moon

She just flew up to the window as if to say “Are you Awake now?” I am slowing getting there. Attempting to summarize my thoughts, my woodpecker friend evokes the question by testing various surfaces on our log cabin home. What to say? I’m in a reflective mood. In this record heat, all I can think of is how the…

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return of the light

Return of the Light: Back to the Garden

As I consider the “Return of the Light” as signified by the Spring Equinox, Easter and even the Lunar Eclipse this week, I have to say… “It is welcome!” I have been very moved by the troubles we see and hear about globally, as we enter the next season. Growing Spaces® mission “to help personal and planetary health by offering…

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Growing Spaces, Growing Dome, Real Food

Eat Real Food

EAT REAL FOOD! I always love January as a time for various “year in review” articles and summaries as well as my own planning and dreaming for the New Year. One thing has really struck me after “the warmest year on record” and the economic volatility that keeps us Baby Boomers working past retirement age is that many of us…

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Growing Spaces, business culture, season's greetings

Season’s Greetings

Season’s greetings! What is this season? A time of turning … turning toward snowboots and scrapers and bundling up to scrape snow off the solar panels and help Udgar mount the plow.  The smell of wood smoke nurtures my sense of gratitude for our Rocky Mountain home and the outdoor life we get to live. This too is a time…

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Puja Dhyan Parsons Growing Spaces Owner

Living in Gratitude this Season

As I begin this Newsletter greeting, I was just watching wild turkeys outside our window scratching for food. I always feel wonder that they return every year and surround our cabin with their good energy, reminding me of the pilgrims and Native American’s offering gratitude. I am preparing a surprise turkey dinner for a friend and I am glad to enjoy…

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geraniums in the growing dome

June in My Growing Dome

By Puja Dhyan Parsons, CEO of Growing Spaces Yesterday, while focusing on recovery from my dental surgery and the long week of organizing and working with our stellar team….I knew I just wanted to GARDEN. I was out in my Growing Dome for about 5 hours, preparing old baskets for new plants, amending the soil and mixing up batches of…

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Udgar and Puja Parsons

Celebrate Everything – Growing Spaces Values

By Puja Dhyan Parsons When we started Growing Spaces LLC in 1989, our effort was to build a socially responsible business based on the values and practices we are living. One of them was the idea to “Celebrate Everything.” For me that means the attempt to shift inside, and see the potentials in every experience as well as to acknowledge…

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New Moon, New Year, New Beginnings

I have just settled in by the fire, on our coldest day on record in two decades in the USA, according to N.O.A.A. Weather Service online. With the wind chill, my relatives in Minnesota are experiencing 60 degrees below zero today! Lucky for us, it is only 5 degrees below zero in Pagosa, but my feet are still cold here…

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