In one of our previous episodes, we met Stonebend Farm and toured their farm operation. One of their big dreams, however, was to create a greenhouse that would not only serve to house plants—but also house a kitchen and community meeting and restaurant space. This maps their build of a custom, state-of-the-art 4,200 square foot geothermal greenhouse designed and executed by local design-architecture-construction firm, Trade Design Build
Brilliant Off-Grid Geodesic Greenhouse Perfect for Homesteading & 4 Season Food Production
Full tour of 3 off-grid passive solar growing domes that can be used as 4-season year-round greenhouses in just about any climate and growing zone. The geodesic dome structure can withstand up to 7 feet of snow and ~180km/h wind speeds. They’re built with cedar struts to withstand humidity, marine-grade aluminum hubs for strength, and polycarbonate panels that provide a 1.6 R-value and are fully recyclable.
Growing a Greener World Episode 1210 – Year-Round Growing with Eliot Coleman
“Four-season growing” is the ultimate goal for many gardeners. Eliot Coleman has mastered it, and he’s doing it in one of the farthest corners of the country, in weather that often makes gardening in even one season a challenge. The methods Eliot and his wife use to grow year-round in Zone 5 are ones you can use to extend your season, too, no matter where you live.