Thursday, October 13, 2022

Geodesic Greenhouses.

These are finally coming into their own which is great news.  First off, I have never been a fan of the conventional greenhouse.  It really constrains you to row systems and limits your options and it is expensive to .make comfortable.

a dome such as this avoids having to bend under the edge areas and other potential contortiions.  I also note that these designs are small but still allow you full access.  I do think that they should actually be twice as large in order to provide roof room for a central orchard tree that ir semi tropical at least.

The other key innovation is the pool.  This is where we need to see heat put in in order to keep the air warmer.  It will also be the cheapest in terms of heating.  Better yet rig a geothermal heat exchanger if you are keen.

Our example here is in Ontario and combining a solid dome system with an outdoor Garden is strongly indicated here.  The greehouse would be pleasent to work in if the pond is allowed to be even luke warm.  we could even allow a daily warming surge if not too costly.

Also do dump surplus heat from the  house and find a way to connect also.  it can get really foul outside and such a space can be very satisfying.  The pond can be used to col in summer as well.

Couple Growing Food *Year Round* in a Backyard Permaculture Micro Farm with Geodesic Dome Greenhouse

Deborah and Gabe transformed an empty backyard lawn into an abundant permaculture micro-farm where they're growing fresh fruits and vegetables for themselves, and for sale at their farm gate stand. To grow food year-round in a northern climate, they also have a geodesic dome greenhouse with an indoor pond that helps regulate the temperature in all 4 seasons. You can follow and find out more about The Ecobubble here:

The couple is using permaculture and h├╝gelkultur methods to grow food in their backyard gardens and they don't use any pesticides or herbicides. They've planted a food forest with fruit and nut trees, and they've also planted fruit trees and native plant species to feed birds and pollinators like bees and butterflies. The 26’ geodesic growing dome is from Arctic Acres in Canada:

These domes are available from Growing Spaces in the United States:

With a 1/2 acre of land, some infrastructure, and a whole lot of hard work, Deborah and Gabe are already growing loads of fresh food for themselves, their neighbours, and the wildlife around them. We can't wait to see what they get up to this year on their future homestead! You can follow along on their journey in bringing The Ecobubble vision to reality here:

Special thank you to Laurie from Right Arm Builds ( for being a growing dome ninja super star on filming day! Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle

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