Past Meetup

Greenhouse Construction/Food Cells

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Living Systems Institute

14020 W. 32nd Ave. · Golden, CO

How to find us

First Driveway west of the roundabout at 32nd and Eldridge


Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 1pm to 4pm

Living systems Institute

14020 W. 32nd Ave.

Golden, CO 80401

Greenhouse Construction/Food Cells

In this course we will take a step by step approach to building a cell (shell) to contain the processes discussed in the March class. We seek to maximize solar gain and photosynthesis and minimize heat loss and construction expense. Our goal is a realitvely inexpensive structure that can be built with readily available materials and to teach the basic construction skills that are necessary to their construction.

We will also cover how these structures fit into neighborhood ownership of the capacity to provide the basics required for the participating individuals to thrive. That includes different ways to finance construction, agreements for ownership and maintenance and information on how you get started.

This class is a part of a series of classes designed to expose you to the intricacies of natural systems. The full series is 11 classes over a year, each appropriate to the season, that demonstrate how humans can participate in the cycles of the natural world and enhance the habitat for humans and other living things. The class is free because the people who could be most powerful in building these new systems cannot afford to pay a fee to attend classes. If you can afford to pay a fee, there is no better investment in the future of this planet than supporting the work of the Living Systems Institute. See the full course list. (

As the saying goes, there is no bad weather, only insufficient clothing. We will hold this event unless there is a blizzard or something and we may modify the schedule of activities if necessary for safety or comfort. We have placed no limit on attendance but, if you RSVP and then cannot come, please change your RSVP so that we can have an idea of what actual attendance might be.

Thank you for improving our habitat,

David Braden