Build a Geodesic Dome Solar Greenhouse to Grow Your Own Food

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After some research, Dad decided that a greenhouse would be a good way to extend the growing season, and that a geodesic dome would be a good shape to get the most out of the southern exposure (Bucky Fuller would probably agree) and maximize the solar energy from the 300 days of sun in Colorado. As it turns out, a company called Growing Spaces -- TreeHugger Sami spied them recently -- builds kits for just such a situation. So here's the proposed spot for the dome.

Photo credit: Jim Dunn