Monday, May 17, 2010

Growing Dome installation complete!

The week of May 10-14 contained many obstacles to completing the foundation piers in preparation for Growing Dome erection on the weekend of May 15-16, but we just made it with help from Frank Hagemann and his skid-steer, and from TJ Concrete's foreman Mike and his crew, in spite of the weather.
The weather did prove quite challenging, providing us with a mud-bath by Saturday morning, just in time to begin erecting the dome.  A truckload of straw from the Co-Op enabled us to keep moving, getting the dome frame and the top vents installed by the end of the day, and the last drop of rain for awhile.
Sunny Sunday provided us perfect weather for completing the dome covering and insulating the interior walls, and on Monday our Growing Spaces crew completed the entrances, hung the doors, installed the ventilation fans, packed up and headed for home.  Thank you, Growing Spaces!  This Growing Dome will make you proud.
We are still in need of funds and help as we plant the Growing Dome, fence the garden areas, run irrigation systems and prepare the outdoor beds for planting.  Please mail donations to:
Fat City Farmers, Inc.
P.O. Box 995
Basalt CO  81621

Fat City Farmers is a registered non-profit corporation, 501c3 EIN #20-5698092


  1. Wow! Your growing Dome looks pretty great. It looks like the hard work and time spent really paid off. Contraptions like those really help in growing plants, and one could achieve some results unlike before. Anyway, thanks for sharing this with us. All the best!

    Refugia Stein @ Container Domes Australia