James Rubino wrote:Domes are a great design if you are prepared for the high air mass volume to sqft print.
Pagoda springs where the growing spaces co is located has hydro-thermal springs in the area so they have easy to tap winter heat.
I do not know of any other domes that are running year round.
Of the domes I have read about in Alaska, Alberta, WI, etc they all seem to be season extension greenhouses, not year round operations.
AFAIK, no university working on cold climate growing spaces has advocated for a geodesic dome design... (Yukon, Alaska, Minnesota et. al.)
Myrth Montana wrote:
Well, that’s discouraging!
Chris Kott wrote:
That said, I saw recently an article I will attempt to find about a company essentially erecting greenhouses around existing houses, and designing cold-climate villages in northern Europe around this concept, and the idea of growing the community's food in this manner. I know at least one example used a dome.