Sowing Winter Crops in the Growing Dome

Sow your seeds in early fall to prepare for you Winter Garden: If you grow in a Growing Dome, greenhouse, or even want to try to extend your season in an outdoor garden, the time has come to sow seeds for fall and winter gardening. If you sow in late August to early September, your seeds will germinate and grow…

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Sunshine Gardens Senior Community

Sunshine Gardens Senior Community Growing Food, Fine Dining, and The Power Of Gardening Robert Hilger, founder of Sunshine Gardens, is a big man with big vision. His gentle presence and compassionate heart are backed by a fierceness in his eyes. A fierceness springing from knowing what you want and possession of resolve to get it. He means business. He is the kind…

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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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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, Growing Dome, Real Food

Eat Real Food

EAT REAL FOOD! I always love January as a time for various “year in review” articles and summaries as well as my own planning and dreaming for the New Year. One thing has really struck me after “the warmest year on record” and the economic volatility that keeps us Baby Boomers working past retirement age is that many of us…

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Growing Spaces, Winter Gardening, Growing Dome

Snow and the 2015 Harvest Tracker: Episode 6

The Snow and Cold are Here! Until a few weeks ago, the Growing Spaces team and all of Pagosa Springs, CO was still waiting for our first big winter snow. Impatience for this important seasonal event ended just a few days before the Christmas holiday when the clouds finally dumped a good amount of fluffy snow on our tiny town….

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Winter Vegetable Harvest: Episode 5

It’s winter vegetable harvest time, and we hope to make it a holiday tradition. The long awaited snow and winter cold has finally arrived in Southwest Colorado, but our lush garden in the 15′ Growing Dome continues to produce yummy, nutrient-rich greens. The longer season crops we planted in October are also coming along nicely, and we should have some…

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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…

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Guest Blog: Stop Feeding the Beast and Start Feeding the People

BY COACH MARK SMALLWOOD OF THE RODALE INSTITUTE Follow Coach’s blogs posts at Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen, EcoWatch, and Rodale Institute Have you ever wondered how anyone makes any money on a $2.00 bag of nacho-cheese–flavored corn chips or a $0.25 apple? Economists and policy wonks have been talking about how we privatize profits and socialize loss here in the U.S. for…

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