YouTube User web4deb has been awesome enough to make a bunch of videos showing how to build a geodesic greenhouse.
You have to be handy, or know someone who is, in order for this information to be useful for you.
However, the benefits of geodesic greenhouses simply are amazing.
Watch as web4deb details how to build a 33 foot tall, 900 square foot Geodesic greenhouse.
These videos were filmed during a one year construction of this greenhouse, which isn’t complete yet, but is getting close. It’s amazing to see the work and to be given the exact steps for building this kind of a structure!
The people who put this video together run a farm and know a lot about Aquaponics and shale. If you want to know more about what they do, or if you would like send them an email to say thanks for the incredible wealth of information they have shared via these videos, you can do so via the links below.
Your question after watching these videos:
Will you build your own Geodesic Dome Greenhouse?
If yes, where/when?
If no, why not?
This is slightly weird. I see so many people talking about doing green things when they go ahead and blithely miss the (carbon) black cost to get to the green part.
What was the black footprint of this exercise? Enthusiastically I walked smack into a big truck pouring concrete!! Ouch!
You could at least have given a run down of cost-benefit at the start of it. Before the overview!
There is definitely truth to what you’re saying, and thank-you for pointing it out. We should have said at the beginning that we understand that concrete production comes with it’s own challenges, including the ripping of coal from the earth. At the same time, the amount of concrete used, vs. the productive capacity of this greenhouse, makes the concrete pretty negligible. The same could be said of the plastic triangles which form the roof, and the metal braces which were built custom from other re-used metal.
If you compare the concrete used in this greenhouse to a city sidewalk, you might get 1 block’s worth of sidewalk.
How much food (or much of anything really) will be produced from that sidewalk? This greenhouse will be able to produce enough food to sustain a family of 5 year round.
I don’t know the exact cost benefit on it… do you know how we could calculate that?
Wondering if you can think of some creative ways to build this same greenhouse (or something similar), and make it stable and durable, without using concrete… I’m sure lots of GreenJoyment readers would really like to know how to, and what to, substitute for concrete.
There is a lot of greenwashing going on today, and it is something to be careful about…Again, thank-you for pointing it out.
I just think that there is a lot of positive going on here. not to mention that it’s 10, absolutely free videos with step-by-step instructions for a DIY greenhouse which can grow food year-round from fish poop and tumbled shale.
I watched your all video, I love to work with, u ppl. its awesome…
You’ve got all the instructions you need in the video. Hope to see pictures of your greenhouse soon!
And you miss the truck!!! Direct carbon footprint. And you miss the mentality. Huge automated American muscle. Coming from an Amerigophile who admires men like the Carnegies, Napoleon Hill, Og Mandino, Clement Stone et al, it should mean something. Can’t you guys use a little more finesse? If you do not change the mentality . . . ?
I like you PV and wind power projects.