Bjorn Oliviusson Growing Bananas at 60 Degrees North 

     Janet and I first met Bjorn Oliviusson in Fall 2012 when we arrived to help install the 33′ dome sold to the Royal Institution of Technology in Stockholm. As described in Bjorn’s post, it ended up at a school near the university, a pleasant setting, but late Fall in Stockholm the sunlight shines from 9 am to 3 pm, if…

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Cloud City Farm: Growing the Impossible at 10,000 Feet

Cloud City Farm: Growing the Impossible at 10,000 Feet From Superfund Site to Community Gardens and Thriving High Altitude Farm Take a moment to hear the amazing tale of Cloud City Farm. With only 28 frost free days a year, and living 10,000 feet above sea level, they are growing what at first might seem impossible. Cloud City Farm Growing…

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Mission: Wolf, Off Grid Gardening

Off Grid Gardening: Two Indoor Gardens at 9,000 ft. Elevation. Does off grid gardening seem impossible? Mission: Wolf accomplishes mission impossible. Not one, but two, indoor gardens at a staggering 9,000 ft.  Their secret… not green thumbs. Wolves. Off Grid Gardening with a Growing Dome Mission: Wolf proves truly unique. The wolf sanctuary in Westcliffe, CO, serves not only as a refuge…

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Pine River Garden Club: Growing Gardeners

Pine River Garden Club… Bayfield, CO Growing Gardeners and a Local Foodshed with a Growing Dome® at the Pine River Community Garden Instead of garlic from China and avocados from Mexico… The Pine River Garden Club cultivates their own local foodshed… Grows Gardeners… And shows you how to harvest what you thought wouldn’t grow here. Pine River Garden Club… Community…

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Inspiring and Educating People’s Lives around the globe

Here at Growing Spaces we live the life we promote, eating what we grow in our Growing Domes.  We know the benefits, and we know it just WORKS!  We can tell you about all the benefits many times over again, but sometimes it is helpful to just see it in action and hear about the inspiration it provides from our…

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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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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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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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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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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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