Category Archives: Grow Dome

This category describes activities at the Chrysalis High School Grow Dome, a season extension structure that was donated to us and the school by Rocky Mountain Youth Corp.

AIRE presents at “Humanitarian Design Seminar”

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Growth and development in our agriculture projects at the Chrysalis School

There is always more activity than we can report, but we like to write about major events in flowering or other surprises.  The picture above shows the third flower we have seen on the hibiscus that was gifted to us … Continue reading

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Trial and error with aquaponics

I checked on the Grow Dome yesterday to see how the system was running.  It was not as dramatic as the loss of fish, but I entered the Grow Dome and found about half of our plants dried up and … Continue reading

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Aquaponics goes live in the Grow Dome

We did not create blog-posting updates for all the trial and error we experienced over that last month or so in trying to get this aquaponic system going.  We have had about three failures and learning experiences about getting the … Continue reading

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Shade cloth installation in Grow Dome and Transplanting tomatoes

We feel fortunate to have received this Grow Dome from Rocky Mountain Youth Corp back in late Fall 2011 and have been learning so much about indoor growing since then.  One of the things we learned last year was the … Continue reading

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Tragedy strikes the Grow Dome

As part of my presentation in the Grow Dome, I turn off the aerators so that the water can get still and people can see the fish, especially during feeding.  Most unfortunately, I forgot to turn it back on afterwards.  … Continue reading

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First presentation of the growing season

An exciting part of the summer is hosting groups from all over to learn about what we do and how we look at the history, status, and future of our place on Earth from a northern New Mexico perspective.   Today … Continue reading

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