43 thoughts on “A Geodesic Greenhouse — Year-Round Gardening at 6000 Feet

    Branimir Marold

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    thanks for upload, gj & respect!
    but I have to say I can't believe that it is illegal to collect rainwater -.- omg

    Abitaskew Dataflow

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    Great ideas though I wish this video was in a better resolution. It's like watching an 8bit videogame. Thanks for sharing regardless

    larryniidji

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    Look up charcoal and clay to reclaim the land.

    Nosk 007

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    wow, illegal to collect rain water, what a load of communism bullshit! the bullshit is so great its outstanding and unthinkable to think thats a law. shows how far down this country is. OUTRAGES!

    Joe Qasse

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    I loved person like Breigh Peterson, who always smile, because they enjoy life. In which everything looks easy and interact in a good way with all the element.

    I hope a lot of people is going to meet her.

    Mars Rover

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    Great, except for all the "peak moment" crap.

    Indie Media Eastcoast

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    does your channel still promote the 'peak oil myth?' .. just checking through some of the ones I have enjoyed over the years .. the fact this woman could not collect her rainwater is extremely disturbing.

    Anthony Sinclair

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    Excellent episode , but more than that I was blown away by the law prohibiting the rain catchment , must be some very overpaid old guys sitting in their golden towers that hate farmers

    Its My MoJo

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    I heard it comes in a kit – where can we order one?

    MikahA Baker

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    Do Spiders ever come to visit green houses? I would like to get one but I wouldn't go in it if there were spiders lurking >.<

    Stephen Brennan

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    I hear crickets :)

    Indie Media Eastcoast

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    really cool… the 'not collecting rainwater' is a rub .. I'd disobey that one … and have small buckets out for collection … harder to 'monitor' by the powers that be .. and much more sensible… sometimes govt and sensible cannot coexist.

    Joe Stubbernubbensteingenson

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    Is there any real advantage to having a dome type greenhouse (as opposed to a square one or half-cylindrical "Quonset" style)… other than the "cool" factor? 

    Andy Ross

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    no aquaponics????

    Dirtpatcheaven

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    beautiful greenhouse!

    Duggy Dugg

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    other than strength , will a conventional greenhouse work as well ?

    Horton Noah

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    oh the things i would grow in one of those…. not boring old herbs, definitely! Great video tho, good luck and happy growing!

    Soul Feggio

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    cricket ambiance… soothing… (cricket noise) haha

    terence davies

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    uyuyu

    luc07ry

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    The plant in the water tanks looks like Azolla. It's actually fern and it fixes nitrogen into the water.

    Anthony Jimenez

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    Your system is really Great… i Have 40 acres in Huerfano  i am thinking on doing the same with my land maybe i can stop by and see your plans.

    Grayhand

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    The most shocking thing was it's illegal to rain water collect in Colorado. WTF???? Possibly the most moronic law I have ever heard and that's saying a lot. I've never once heard the claim it's more efficient to draw off ground water than collect rainwater. It defies common sense. This is a regulation created by some clueless politician.

    bibleprophecy2000

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    While this greenhouse is interesting. It probably cost well over $20,000 dollars to create. It is people like this that spend more money on a greenhouse than I would spend on food in 8-10 years at the grocers. So to portray this as saving the planet is ridiculous! If one was to build 7 of these it would top $140,000 dollars – likely enough to feed a person for life. With this fact in mind, I highly doubt 7 domes would provide enough food to keep me fed for my life. And that is without including maintenance costs and cost of fertilisers and purchase of plants.

    Ethan EZ Wise

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    Very nice and very inspirational. How does one go by finding land, financing the land, in a location like this?  who owns this farm and how do they pay the mortgage?  THanks

    KwoodNationRevlation

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    Hopefully in 5 years after I do my first permaculture project this summer on about 3 acres in NW Iowa, I can be featured on this show! You'll hear about me!

    gangcai2876

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    Cost?

    Charles Jacques

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    Would you call it a passive solar system?

    chop98

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    Oh My! The opening lines and graphs are indicative of a U.N. type movement. The whole Peak Oil Theory, the Greenhouse Gases, and population control. Man o' Man.

    thesimulacre

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    We share the same heart, divided by mountains. Spot on. 

    peakmoment

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    (cont'd)
    The other thing to realize is that to be self reliant in this day and age is a myth. We are all inter dependent and we are more resilient by being so. In other words you can't do it all so just focus on what you like to do and trade or purchase what else you need from someone in your community that likes to produce other products.
    (end)

    peakmoment

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    (cont'd) Generally speaking you can get higher production comparatively on smaller area because it is better managed. The larger you go the more you have to work to put it all into production so as a result not all of the area gets used to its fullest potential. so there is a point of diminishing returns. You can do a lot on 1-2 ac. If you add grazing animals, particularly dairy animals you would probably want more space.
    (cont'd)

    peakmoment

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    I asked this question of Brian Kerkvliet ("Inspiration Farm: Cultivating Creativity" on our channel) whose operation seems quite parallel to what you envision. He writes:

    Yes to answer this common type of question one must always start out with "It Depends".
    What do they eat, what kind of animals, how much time do the have to work the land, what kind of land / climate is it, what financial resources do they have to start with, is there established food trees? and on and on. (cont'd)

    chadccy1

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    Hello janaia, I have enjoyed watching many of your videos. In your opinion, what would be the proper acreage in order to garden (Fruit & Veggies) and raize animals in order to be self relient. Family of six. Thanks, I appreaciate your knowledge sharing.
    Chad

    zarah doan

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    did you build the geodesic dome from scratch, if not, where did you buy it from?

    emil siljkovic

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    Lovely really

    Udgar Parsons

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    Greetings Northern Colorado is a great climate for the Growing Dome. The Growing Dome was specifically designed to grow year round in the Rocky Mountains.
    Call us at 1 800 753 9333 or visit out website at
    growingspacesdotcom

    zarah doan

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    I want more info on the dome. I'm in northern colorado where the growing season is short.
    

    Evan Kerekes

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    Sheet mulch everything and incorporate water harvesting swales to help slow the water on its path through the property.

    pete C

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    Very interesting and inspiring video.

    energyquicksand

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    I'm surprised that they aren't doing Aquaponics where the fish feed the plants and the plants keeping the fish water clean. The addition of LED grow light they could have "high summer" all year long, as far as the plants are concerned. Nonetheless, very nice grow space.

    Debby Tree

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    hi! great work! Can you help us find the documentary about a man/wife in europe who converted a cold mountain into a garden with help of pigs and building of lake?

    stephaniadawn

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    the lifters actualy control lift as expand and so 'push' open windows, and as it cools they contract and there by close windows
    

    Emerson White

    (December 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm)

    @peakmoment, you claim that using the water allows it to move on through the landscape. In a sense that is true, but in the important sense it's false. They don't destroy the water by using it (well a little gets bound into the sugars from photosynthesis) but it evaporates off, and the folks downstream who need it cannot get it. Their catchment is small, and it could displace their waterrights from the mountain, but the west is too dry to let everyone have unlimited waterrights.

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