Geodesic grow dome

A 42-foot diameter geodesic grow dome to be constructed.

Guidestone Colorado is thrilled to share two exciting projects that support a vision of expanded agricultural education and production in Chaffee County. The week of Aug. 5 will see both the construction of a 42-foot diameter geodesic grow dome at the Community & School Farm, 1455 Holman Ave. in Salida, and the raising of The Guidestone Barn at Hutchinson Ranch.

The community is invited to both the barn raising and the dome construction.

Aug. 5-9 are “Dome Growing Days” at the farm. Come watch our progress or sign up to volunteer by emailing

Aug. 7 is “Barn Planting Day” at the Hutchinson Ranch, 6700 Old Corral Rd. in Salida. The timber frame will go up in one day.

Will you help us plant a barn and grow a dome by making a generous gift today? We need to raise an additional $50,000 to further these projects. Your support can make a significant difference in the lives of our youth, in the families they influence through their learning and experiences and in the expansion of agricultural production and education opportunities.

Thanks to a generous donor, from now until the end of August, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar, doubling your impact.

You can learn more about the projects, read our story, watch our video and donate, by visiting Let’s see what we can do when we come together as a community to achieve something as big as a barn and as productive as a grow dome.

A big thank you to Salidans and supporters from other locales near and far, for your belief in local agriculture and your community.

For questions or additional information, call 719-239-0955, or email

Guidestone Colorado is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to growing a vibrant agricultural future through education, community building and partnerships.

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