A Geodesic Greenhouse — Year-Round Gardening at 6000 Feet (147)

pm147_550In 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. The geodesic dome greenhouse kit can be found at Growing Spaces. Episode 147. [buckhorngardens.blogspot.com]

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  1. One of my dreams is to become much more self sufficient and I find this show so inspirational in that respect. I keep thinking ‘Well if in that cold climate they achieve what they have, then I don’t really have any problem’
    Please keep it up!

  2. Iselin Celestine says:

    I keep coming back to this show and the other with Kris Holstrom. So many ideas to integrate into one’s version of a cold-weather growing environment. Function, beauty, resourcefulness, cycles, multiple purposes. I greatly appreciate such examples that can allow many many more of us to grow much of our (and others’!) food year-round. Thank you everyone:)

  3. Stuart M. says:

    Another inspiring conversation. It’s nice to see small scale farming that works year around in such a cold climate. Yesterday, I was motivated to prepare some flower boxes for growing vegetables. Although it is a nice color, I am a little worried that the compost I made is a little too strong. Well, we’ll soon see if something can grow in it.


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