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Grow Your Own Food All Winter Long
Food matters. Imagine having access to healthy, homegrown, nutrient dense food and the convenience of it being in your own backyard... any time of year. Over 25 years ago, the founders of Growing Spaces pioneered a new way growing your own food. Fed up with industrial agriculture and the ineficiencies of traditional greenhouses, they created a net-zero, state of the art, geodesic greenhouse. The Growing Dome creates an indoor garden sanctuary that grows all winter long... even in the Rocky Mountains.
Greenhouse Design: Bucky's Legacy
Greenhouse Design: How Buckminster Fuller inspired the world's most energy efficient greenhouse design in kit form. Growing Spaces' Founder and Owner, Udgar Parsons, created the Growing Dome® greenhouse kit. Many of the Growing Spaces company values are identified as he shares his vision for the globe.
Greenhouse Growing: Uniqueness of the Growing Dome
https://geodesic-greenhouse-kits.com/ On-line classes http://growingdomecare.com/replacement-parts-and-accessories/greenhouse-growing-classes/ Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/GrowingSpacesGreenhouses/ Growing Dome Enthusiasts Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/growing.dome.enthusiasts/ Growing Dome Owners Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/growingdomeowners/ In this video, Udgar explains the uniqueness of greenhouse growing in a Growing Dome. There are several elements to gardening in a Growing Dome that are quite different from growing in other environments such as outdoors or traditional greenhouses. Furthermore, Udgar highlights resources for Growing Dome owners, and aspiring Growing Dome owners, on our website, facebook page and groups, as well as free vidoes on our youtube channel, and online classes available from Growing Spaces. Greenhouse growing in a Growing Dome can be easy and fulfilling, and we are here to help you every step of the way. Enjoy.
Winter Gardening Safe Haven
The last day of February, we were hit with a foot of wet snow. The next day, the wind was howling. We thought winter had released its grip, but not yet. We braved the whipping snow and wind to shoot a little video of the inside of our 33'Growing Dome. When the weather is chaotic and unpredictable, the Growing Dome continues to be a peaceful sanctuary full of living, growing greenery. Step inside to our winter garden safe haven.
Winter Gardening in the 15′ Growing Dome®
Episode 1: Introduction to the 15' Growing Dome® Project
Our product specialists, Jeremy and Dana, introduce the new 15' Growing Dome® project. Starting from scratch, sowing seeds on the 1st of October. Follow along to see our progress throughout the Colorado winter, the challenges we face, and how we overcome them.
Growing Dome Owner Testimonials
A Growing Dome® Greenhouse — Year-Round Gardening at 6000'
In Colorado it's cold for much of the year, but inside this cozy dome greenhouse, the plants are growing happily. Take a grand tour with Buckhorn Gardens manager and permaculturist Breigh Peterson: the greenhouse structure with its interplay of light and water, warmth and air; curving raised beds of vegetables and flowers; fish tanks moderating the temperature; vertical trellises and shelves to use vertical space. Outdoors a huge garden of row crops and a young orchard are complemented by free-roaming chickens and ducks. http://buckhorngardens.blogspot.com
Tomatoes, Persimmons, and Seaberries in the Growing Dome®
Some more updates from the Minnesota Growing Dome®! Massive growth in the past 13 months, and we've just begun. A big thanks to the folks at Rotheraine and Curt at SpiritualGardening.com for the selke BD Cherry seeds and 2 seedlings - they are very happy I assure you all!! Peace and Love everyone! Thanks!!!!
Unique Features of the Growing Dome
Benefits of the Growing Dome®
Learn, from the founder, how the geodesic shape of our Growing Dome® greenhouse withstands the weather. We tell you exactly how much wind and how much snow it will handle and explain just how energy efficient these greenhouses are compared to others. Year-round gardening and sanctuary space are also covered in this comprehensive 10 minute video.
Geothermal Greenhouse: In the central air system (also known as the "undersoil heating & cooling system"), a solar panel on the Growing Dome® greenhouse produces electricity to power a fan which blows the air inside the greenhouse through pipes buried in the perimeter raised soil beds. The air at the intake is warm in the winter and cool in the summer, so you are effectively heating or cooling your soil depending on the time of year. This Growing Spaces system also helps circulate air through the solar Growing Dome to even out the overall temperature. One-of-a-kind in greenhouse designs, this feature makes year round growing a reality.
Automatic Greenhouse Vents and the Chimney Effect
Growing Dome® greenhouse automatic vent openers are heat activated and require no electricity to operate. Growing Spaces greenhouse designs include upper and lower vents that open and close at an adjustable preset temperature due to the expansion and contraction of beeswax in a piston. Cooling of these geodesic greenhouses is achieved as hot air escapes from the top vents and cold air is drawn in through the lower vents. This creates a "chimney" effect and prevents overheating of our year round greenhouses. The window vents open and close automatically, freeing you to go on vacation without worry about your garden.
The Growing Dome® Passive Solar Design
The curved surface of the Growing Dome® allows for a very even heat input by the sun throughout the day. A rectangular greenhouse has a large flat area sloping south allowing a large amount of heat to come in at mid-day. Furthermore, in the early morning and late afternoon, the heat input is negligible, when it is needed most. The Growing Dome 'tracks' the sun all day long in the winter and captures the early morning and afternoon sun in the summer.
Winter in the Growing Dome® Greenhouse
Even with below zero (°F) night time temperatures, we're still gardening in our Growing Dome®. Udgar Parsons, Growing Spaces co-owner, takes us on a tour of both our 22' and 33' Growing Domes. He points out plants sown in earlier videos from this year and shows what happens in our gardens in December.