Revolutionizing the Greenhouse Industry: The Growing Dome

Welcome to the Wonderful World of the Growing Dome®… A greenhouse revolutionizing the greenhouse industry. The Growing Dome is a net zero energy greenhouse. You can grow all year round… with no heater, even in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. How is that possible? It’s always fun to have Udgar mic up and wander out to the Growing Domes to…

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Holiday Solstice 2017

As I think about my experience shopping yesterday, as everyone prepares for the holidays in our town, I am struck by the Holiday energy, thoughts about ending 2017, and affirming what will be healthy for the New Year.  The offer of a “21 Day Pilates Holiday Slimdown” reminds me of the urge to improve in the New Year, and the…

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Our Sugared Lives

TOO MUCH SUGAR TOO MUCH SUGAR – This is all we hear in the news and in health magazines. Every news organization is reporting on Americans eating too much sugar. What does all this mean? How much is too much?  Most people think “eh, I don’t eat doughnuts and cookies so I should be OK”.  Are you really?  Let’s take…

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Essentially Being: Transitioning to a Healthy & Happy Lifestyle

Building blocks of a healthier life Our health is so important and it can change so rapidly. There are a plethora of small things that you can do to positively  transition your well being and your lifestyle effectively. The little things really do add up! Before you know it they can create a snowball effect in your life and you…

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Winter Gardens. Punxsutawney Phil. And the Promise of a Growing Dome.

Winter Gardens: The Only Suitable Response to Punxsutawney Phil The most wanted groundhog in America, maybe the most wanted groundhog in the history of mankind, makes a case for winter gardens. No other groundhog sees tens of thousands of people gathering to hear the final say on the conditions of their next six weeks. The crowds gathered on Gobbler’s Knob like…

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Gardening in the Snow in a Growing Dome

Gardening in the Snow in a Growing Dome®  If you want to see for yourself that the Growing Dome was made for winter, for gardening in the snow, in the mountains, then you have to see the pictures we received yesterday.  Here in Pagosa Springs, it won’t stop snowing. Outside continues to be gray, cold, and delivering one snow storm after…

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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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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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