To end up being more self-reliant, Jordan and Sofia Tizzard have set up a big geodesic growing dome in their Greater Sudbury, Ont., yard.
The dome, which has a size of around 5.4 metres, is made from polycarbonate, with a wood frame, and operates as a greenhouse for the couple and their young family.
“We wished to take actions towards being more durable, more self-reliant and more independent,” Jordan stated.
“An essence of that is having your own food or food sovereignty. The more capability we need to provide ourselves with great, healthy food in a trusted way, the more free we are to bring our lives out as we see.”
Jordan stated the dome permits them to extend the growing season from March until November.In the summertime
months, the temperature inside can reach 34 C, and in early spring and late fall, they can get to around 20 C in the dome.In the dome, they have some large tomato plants, in addition to some peppers. Earlier in the year, they likewise grew some Swiss chard and radishes. There’s a fig tree in the centre of the dome, in addition to some ground cherries.They have had the dome for around a year, and Jordan stated it’s been a huge learning experience. Sofia’s family is Portuguese and has a great deal of gardening experience, which has helped.” I’ve messed up a lot, however I’ve found out a lot, “he said.The Tizzard household grows tomatoes and
peppers inside a dome they installed in their yard.(Jan Lakes/CBC )To record their experience with the dome, Sofia said they began a podcast. That has likewise assisted them get in touch with other garden enthusiasts in the area.”We have actually built a neighborhood, “she said.Sofia said the dome garden also presents a discovering chance for their kids.” I think it is essential we bring our kids out to the garden as much as we can and have them see what we’re doing, and
have them do things, too,” she stated.” And I think that’ll teach them the importance of it, just like I learned from my parents.”