solar power

Solar Power, Your Pocketbook, and the Environment

Solar Power Save Money, Combat Climate Change, and Power Ahead When the Rest of the World Grinds to a Halt The electricity went out. The lights flickered overhead…the computer shouted a loud Kapoof! and turned off completely. I turned it back on – not thinking much of it. A little later…lights flickered and another Kapoof! from the computer. A quick…

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children's health

Children’s Health Empowered By Growing Your Own Food

The Pizza Bed Regenerating Children’s Health By Growing Your Own Food And Regenerating A Culture Connected to The Soil Our kids are fat. I know that’s a shocking way to say it, and with a little license to be politically incorrect – it’s probably accurate. Sadly. And as for adults, the majority isn’t any better off. But it gets worse, not…

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best greenhouse for wind

Best Greenhouse for Wind

Best Greenhouse for Wind Growing Dome® Known to Withstand Hurricane Force Winds Google best greenhouse for wind and you’ll find best practices and conventional wisdom for… …protecting your greenhouse from wind. You shouldn’t need to protect your greenhouse from the wind. I’ll tell you why. Wind is great for some things. Sailing, wind surfing, generating electricity with one of those…

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community gardens

Community Gardens and The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado

The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado “Growing your own food is a revolutionary act.” -Vandana Shiva Gardening is Revolutionary. Your garden is significant. Gardening creates a better world, bringing health to your body and health to the planet. It cultivates a quality of beauty that merits direct experience for full appreciation. Even a humble backyard garden plot causes a ripple…

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best greenhouse covering

Best Greenhouse Covering For Unpredictable Weather

Best Greenhouse Covering Impact Resistance 200 Times Greater Than Glass People claim the weather is unpredictable these days, especially in the Rocky Mountains. I call shenanigans. It is predictable –  and that’s where polycarbonate as a greenhouse covering comes in. You know the saying. The one credited to Samuel Clemens. And I know it’s not just Pagosa Springs that claims…

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growing your own vs shopping

Growing Your Own vs Shopping

Growing Your Own vs Shopping Like Renting vs Owning And why a Growing Dome® is more Cost Effective Than my CSA Box. Bountiful Baskets are great. They keep my family of five stocked with quality fresh fruits and vegetables. The other day, while picking up our baskets at the local drop off site, the lady that checks your name off…

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spring mt bluebird

Schedule some time to Do Nothing…Spring is here.

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing everyday.” – Winnie the Pooh I was busy doing nothing the other day, when I realized… Spring is here. The sun is returning. Plants are growing and delivering the promise of blossoms and fruit and long lazy days in the sun. How often do you have lazy days? Lemonade breezes? Mid-day…

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Winter Gardening

Winter Gardening: Growing Spaces

Winter gardening. Can it really be productive? Well, how about 20 varieties of food plants at the beginning of January?  In the midst of a Rocky Mountain winter? Claudia Stover, a Growing Dome® owner of 10 years, had a visit this past weekend from Growing Spaces® owners, Puja and Udgar Parsons. In this video, Claudia gives a tour of her…

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winter solstice

Winter Solstice: The Turning Of The Light

The Winter Solstice: A time to celebrate, a time of re-affirmation, and a time of courage. In the Northern Hemisphere, the December Solstice is the Winter Solstice, and the shortest day of the year. Although winter is the season of dormancy, darkness and cold, the December Solstice marks the “turning of the Sun.” The days slowly get longer. Celebrations of the…

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Exercise to cultivate wellness

Exercise To Cultivate Wellness

We all know the importance of eating good food. And we all know the importance of exercise… ..but do you do it? Be honest. Do you get enough exercise? Do you have something in your life that keeps you consistently exercising 4 or 5 times a week? Now, I’m not talking about lifting weights, working out at the gym, or…

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