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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Celebrating Growth in the 15′ Growing Dome: Episode 3

Welcome back to the 15′ Growing Dome! The Growing Spaces team is excited to share how well all of our cool season crops are growing, even as the weather continues to get colder and the days get shorter here in Pagosa Springs, CO. November is the time of year when most everyone is putting their gardens to bed, but we’re…

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Growing Spaces Grant Winner Eva’s Village Gets Growing

Click on the images below to view larger photos. We are very excited to announce the completion of the 26′ Growing Dome for the 2014 Growing Spaces Third Place Grant Winners – Eva’s Village. The innovative homeless shelter greenhouse is located next door to Eva’s Village at Wayne Auto Spa owned by Rob Burke. The new indoor garden will produce…

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Planting Seeds in October: Episode 2

It’s October 1st, and we’re planting seeds! At the beginning of our new project in the 15′ Growing Dome, we heavily amended the soil in the outer growing beds, where we direct seeded many greens and vegetables.  As we constructed a new interior bed to increase growing space with the goal of maximizing production in mind, all of the soil…

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Maximizing Food Production in a Growing Dome: Pilot

The Growing Spaces team has started a new project here at our Pagosa Springs office, and we want you to join us in our pursuit! As the warm growing season came to a close here in the Rocky Mountains, the Growing Spaces team started to plan a winter garden for the 15′ Growing Dome greenhouse here at Growing Spaces.  Since…

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A Quick Guide to Starting and Transplanting Vegetables

To maximize yield in the Growing Dome it is helpful to start some vegetable crops outside of the raised beds in pots or flats while you are still harvesting mature crops from the raised beds. These “starts” can then be transplanted into the raised beds once the mature crops have been exhausted. This is a permaculture technique called “time stacking”…

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Environmental Leadership Award

Growing Spaces, LLC. Joins Colorado Environmental Leadership Program

Pagosa Springs, CO – Growing Spaces of Pagosa Springs will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts for achievement of Bronze tier environmental leadership by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. At the 15th annual Colorado Environmental Leadership Awards, Growing Spaces will join other Colorado companies officially recognized as entities that inspire…

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Growing Spaces Participates in Tour de Farms Durango

We are all about eating local and homegrown food, so for us, the decision to sponsor the local Tour de Farms Durango was a simple one. This great event “highlights what is unique, healthy, and homegrown in our agricultural and gardening community.” It is a biking event with both short and long routes with stops at local farms and gardens….

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Durango Tour de Domes – Sept. 28, 2014

Join us Sunday, September 28th from 11:00 – 3:00 for a free, self-directed driving or bike tour of Growing Dome greenhouses in the Durango area and see how your neighbors are gardening year-round! Five Growing Dome owners in Durango invite you to see the flourishing gardens they enjoy year-round as part of Local First’s 2014 Eat Local Celebration! This tour provides an…

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The Greenhouse Pond Gets a Makeover

This new 33′ Growing Dome owner in Cody, WY got very creative with her greenhouse pond that comes as a part of the Growing Dome kit. She had a local artist, Mike Kopriva, paint the tank with a gorgeous underwater scene. If you follow the painting from left to right, you see that it starts with the local fish of…

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