Geothermal greenhouses use geothermal (below ground) energy to regulate temperature and provide heat for plants. They are an innovative and environmentally-friendly solution for sustainable agriculture and plant cultivation.
How does it work?
Geothermal energy is heat that is naturally produced by the earth's core and can be harnessed using various methods, such as through geothermal power plants or by drilling into the ground to access hot water and steam.
In a geothermal greenhouse, pipes are typically buried deep underground (6-8 feet) to access the heat, or geothermal energy, which is then used to heat the greenhouse through a process called geothermal heating. This allows for a more sustainable and efficient way to regulate the temperature of the greenhouse and keep plants warm in colder climates.
Geothermal greenhouses are becoming increasingly popular among gardeners, as they offer several benefits over traditional greenhouses. For example, they can significantly reduce energy costs and carbon emissions, as well as provide a more stable and consistent growing environment for plants.
Want to tour a local geothermal greenhouse?
Join us at our April 20, 2023 event as we receive an exclusive tour and presentation of member Kathy G.'s new geothermal greenhouse. The builder, Colorado Greenhouse Builders, along with Kathy, will be on hand to talk about the benefits of these types of greenhouses, and answer questions.
Details about this event:
Thursday April 20, 2023 at 6pm for compost bagging (bring your own bags) and 6:30pm for tour and presentation of greenhouse.
We will have drawings for garden goodies including new Bypass Pruners, fresh blackberry-port jam from Kathy Sullivan, a dozen eggs from Jim Bennett, and an onion set from Dixondale Onions.
Location: 10571 Whispering Pines Drive, Parker
BONUS OFFERING: If you want to bag your own compost manure from Kathy's yard, arrive at 6pm with shovel and bags or pots/containers. Tour begins at 6:30p.
Photo credit: Colorado Greenhouse Builders