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.

Planting a lemon tree in the Grow Dome

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Building a compost bin at Chrysalis

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Planting pomegranate in The Grow Dome

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Youth agriculturalists present at Elementary School

Today we made an opportunity to collaborate with the GRIP gang prevention program to inspire youth into positive activities and relationships around agriculture.  To make our presentation more interesting and relevant to these 5th graders of Ranchos Elementary School, we … Continue reading

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The Grow Dome gets bluegill fish

Today we make a new use for our 900 gallon water tank on the north side of the Grow Dome.  We currently have about 6 goldfish to “test the waters” for fish survival and so far so good…  Thanks to … Continue reading

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The Grow Dome is jamming

Its been awhile since we reported on the progress of the Grow Dome, though we are here almost every day…  We have too many things growing to list, though we are going all out on tomatoes, jalapeños, melons, squash, eggplant, … Continue reading

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More aquatic plants in our Grow Dome

We are really getting excited about the potential of our Grow Dome.  Since we added some aquatic plants some time ago, we have seen the water quality improve dramatically.  This furthers our enthusiasm for integrating aquaculture and hydroponics into this … Continue reading

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Roly-poly problems in the Grow Dome

We transplanted some gourds and watermelons yesterday and came in today to find an “all they can eat” buffet attended by roly-polys.  On one of our transplants the leaves were completely gone, overwhelmed by a gang of roly-polys, and only … Continue reading

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Transplanting in the Grow Dome

We’ve been getting crops going in our Grow Dome, so far we have planted gourds, watermelon, cucumbers, chile, asparagus, cotton, and some others.  We still have some lettuce, cabbage, chard, and kale growing from last year!  Today we decided not … Continue reading

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Transplants and trellising at the Grow Dome

I got a phone call yesterday asking if we had some space for some more starter plants including tomatoes, lettuce, and broccoli.  I replied in the affirmative and thanks to Bob Pederson of Tierra Lucero and Micah Roseberry, we showed … Continue reading

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