Gardens reduce our dependency on local grocery stores while providing a habitat for multiple species and fresh food and herbs for staff. At an altitude of 9,300 ft, growing food has always been a challenge for our community; however, with the addition of two greenhouses, we are now able to grow food year-round.
If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; if you want to be happy for life, plant a tree.
Our two geodesic growing dome greenhouses, courtesy of Growing Spaces (Pagosa Springs, CO), have enabled us to continue growing food throughout the winter on rocky terrain in an ever changing climate using near-net-zero technology. A large above-ground pond, combined with a subterranean air circulation system and automatic window vents, keep these domes warm in the winter and cool in the summer, maintaining the perfect growing environment in every season. With a focus on establishing perennial polycultures, we are creating ecological gardens that benefit both people and wildlife.