Annie's Pond

Littleton Academy and Annie’s Pond

In 2014 the fine folks at Littleton Academy, in Littleton CO, were awarded the Growing Spaces In-Kind Grant Award. The mission of their project, in their own words: “to create an environmentally efficient and sustainable greenhouse which can be funded after inception by the revenue generated from the selling of seeds, flowers for Mother’s day, organic vegetables, and herbs. A…

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Aquaponics In Your Growing Dome

Aquaponics In Your Growing Dome® Aquaponics might be one of the most exciting agricultural developments to happen in a long time. Being involved with sustainable agriculture and alternative food production systems, there is not a day that goes by without someone talking about aquaponics. Well, maybe that’s a little bit of an exaggeration… …BUT if it’s not everyday, it is…

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An Example of Sustainability and Stewardship in Action, Mission: Wolf

Growing Domes and Mission: Wolf A Living example of Sustainability and Stewardship “A wolf in a cage is good for one thing… …to teach people NOT to put wolves in cages.” Mission: Wolf I applaud the work of our friends over the mountains in Westcliffe Co. Mission: Wolf You won’t believe how they are raising the money for their second…

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Organic Pest Control And The Roly Poly

Strawberries and sandboxes…. ….and what is the difference between Roly Polies and Sow Bugs? And more importantly, are they harmful to your garden? And what organic pest control methods work for Roly Polies? As a child I spent many summer afternoons playing in the sand box.  Near the sandbox was my mom’s strawberry patch. The strawberry patch was a place…

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Transforming the Water Tank Into a Thriving Ecosystem

AQUATIC PLANTS The growing capacity of your garden does not have to be limited to what can be grown in the soil. Aquatic plants not only add to the aesthetic appeal, they aid the overall functionality of the water tank. Advantages of Water Plants -attractive -improve water quality (acts as filter of unwanted substances) -helps eliminate algae production -provide food…

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Sierra House Elementary; Going Beyond The Curriculum

Sierra House Elementary School in Tahoe, California purchased two 18’ Growing Domes® from Growing Spaces® in September 2014. The installation was complete by November 2014. Michelle McLean, the dome chair; Kristi Wilson, first grade teacher & dome manager; Rebecca Bryson, assistant dome fundraiser; and Ryan Galles, Principal of Sierra House Elementary, had only dreamed about installing greenhouses on the school…

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Greenhouse Mulching

Greenhouse Mulching, Should You? Do You? If So Read This Article And Watch These Videos First!

Greenhouse Mulching You know you should be mulching, right? Or should you? This could be a contentious subject, so before you throw off your garden gloves, let me explain. There are a lot of opinions out there about mulching…. should you mulch should you not mulch what type of mulch should you use Well, we just did a little greenhouse…

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Growing Spaces 2015 Grant Award Announcement

  Growing Spaces is proud to announce this year’s grant recipients. We had several applicants this season, which made the decision quite difficult. By weighing several different factors, such as the quality and details provided in the application, we arrived at a conclusion. We also considered the number of people that would be affected by the project. The grant recipients…

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The National Environmental Education Foundation Partners with Growing Spaces

On Earth Day, April 22, 2015, it was our privilege to attend the opening of the “First Ever Environmental Learning Lab”. Our 22ft. Growing Dome® was purchased for Nizhoni Elementary School by Samsung, in partnership with the National Environmental Education Foundation. We are so happy to be chosen as strategic partners for their “Greening of the Stem Program!”. We at…

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Community Greenhouse in Manchester, UK Makes Real Food

    Here at Growing Spaces we often talk about how we have Growing Domes at over 100 schools around the world. Our founder, Udgar Parsons, grew up in England and has spent the later part of his life in the US. His multi-national background makes him naturally excited to now own an international company. When Growing Spaces founder and…

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