the growing food revolution

Beneficial Insects

Gardening in a Growing Dome is rewarding. Upon entering the Growing Dome, we inflate our lungs with clean, fresh air, instantly melting away any fears or worries we had moments before. In this sanctuary we feed the fish, smell the blossoms, snack on some healthy treats along the way, and nourish the soil. Sowing seeds in the spring provides us…

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Winter Crops in a Growing Dome Greenhouse

These are some of the most popular crops that can thrive all winter in a Growing Dome Leafy greens Many different kinds of Lettuce, Spinach, Swiss chard, Tatsoi, Mizuna, Bok choi, Endive, Arugula, Radicchio Root vegetables Radish, Carrot , Turnips, Swede, Rutabaga, Daikon, Parsnip  Members of the cabbage family Cabbage, Kale, Collards, Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi Members of the onion family Onions, Garlic, Leeks Herbs  Parsley, Sage, Thyme, Rosemary, Marjoram, Fennel, Dill, Cilantro, Sorrel Other crops …

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Thinking of Buying a Greenhouse?

What do you need to consider when you are dreaming of having a greenhouse? We have put together a list of questions you might ask yourself, and we try to provide some thought provoking ideas for you to ruminate on. Things to consider when buying a greenhouse How much space do I have? How many people do I want to…

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Organic Pest Control: Thrips

Organic Pest Control: Thrips The plants in the Growing Dome were doing so well this year… …and then we started to notice some stippled leaves. The tomatoes were hit first with spider mites once the rains stopped. Spider mites thrive in hot, dry conditions. Unfortunately, they are not the only ones that love the heat. The bean and melon leaves…

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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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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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