256. 5 Garden Herbs for Flu Season | Geodesic Domes and Greenhouses from Growing Spaces | Lem Tingly | Pagosa, Springs, CO

Growing Spaces Domes photos

I start this interview reading an article that Jason Stuck submitted to me to link on my website. I knew listeners would enjoy it and gain value from the article, but I also asked that someone from Growing Spaces come on the show and talk about their awesome Geodesic Dome Greenhouses.

5 Garden Herbs for Flu Season

To hear the full interview go to the Organic Gardener Podcast website. 

Lem Tingley Growing Spaces Owner

 Welcome to the Show today and here’s Lem Tingley from Growing Spaces!

I’m the owner. We’re based in Pagosa Springs. My wife and I bought the company from the owners Puja and Udgar Parsons they developed the growing dome almost 30 years ago after working with Buckminster Fuller and John Denver at the Windstar Ranch out in Aspen Colorado.

It’s a geodesic greenhouse kit that allows you to grow food year round even in extreme locations like Montana or Colorado!

I think someone reached out to me. I know my listeners are definitely interested in extending their season. One thing I have learned is that in some ways it is actually easier to grow in Montana then a lot of other places because we don’t have the bugs but I am chomping at the bit for some greens. 

I generally don’t have to buy produce from August until about November anymore. I finally bought my first bag of produce the other day and what happens they have the romaine recall.

Tell us about how you bought the Growing Spaces 

I’m an engineer

Colorado

48 years old Just kind of always  had that entrepreneurial bug. I realy wanted to do something that helps

something with the

  • environment
  • sustainable living

Looking at companies that

photovoltaic and other sustainable tech

search

looking to retire

put their business up on the market

The produce being an energy efficient net zero design really attracted me to the product and company to 

help promote a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle through the sale and distribution

Growing Spaces Crew

growing dome sale

That’s where we got really excited and have had lots of fun working with the staff and meeting our customers as we go. With the hope eventually we will have our own domes here in where we live in Golden, Colorado. It’s been an incredible experience of the past year.

As far as Tiny homes go, I could probably live in one of these they look so cool and pretty and you have these pictures of these in the snow and I love the whole glass piece. I just love when the sun comes out I used to tell people I’m solar powered on a sunny day you can’t hardly keep me inside, although I’m not a hot weather girl. Give me the sun on cool crisp day!

It is a solar passive design. With the geodesic space the snow kind of just sluffs off the dome. So when it snows and the sun comes out, it just

Nice design for preventing snow, wind, hail. We’ve actually had domes stand huricane force winds that other structures don’t.

Mike has had a couple of times where the weight of the snow, we were shocked that the plastic held and the metal or wood beams actually broke. Several people we know lost several hoop houses last year under the snow!

We’re rated up to in some areas up to 60lbs per square foot of snow. In that Tahoe region, it’s a great design with that heavy amount of snow.

How do we connect with you?

our website is Growing Spaces.com 

800-753-9333

to talk to a product specialist to get more info about the dome

go to our website Growing Spaces  has a ton of information.

Encourage you to check out some of the videos or going to the youtube site.

Thanks for taking some time with us today They’re just beautiful and such a great thing to help people extend their season and the sustainability piece is just awesome!

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