Grow Domes or Grow Buildings are structures that provide an artificial growing environment that can grow fresh produce anywhere, regardless of the weather or time of day. They are a big part of the remedy for global hunger and poverty.
Monolithic Domes make the world’s best Grow Domes. We must have them to allow us to grow the food we need in the years ahead.
The January 2011 National Geographic tells us that our planet’s population will reach 7 billion this year and 9 billion by 2045 or in just 35 years. Consequently, our world must increase food production by 70%. But to complicate matters, we will have less land and less water available, since both land and water will be taken by the increased population. It takes no serious contemplation to realize we will have to build new ways of growing huge amounts of food.
To grow food we need water, nutrients, proper light, agreeable climate and proper land or space. That’s the necessary environment. Monolithic Grow Domes provide that environment, and they do it more efficiently and economically than any other type of structure.
They can be located from the arctic to the equator and equipped with computerized programs for temperature control and LED lighting that can actually trick a vegetable or a fruit into growing faster. With this modern low-cost lighting, plants can be grown anytime, anywhere.
Monolithic Grow Domes are virtually air tight. This allows CO2 content and oxygen content to be properly maintained.
Plants grown in a field will often produce 2.5 pounds per square foot per year. In a Monolithic Grow Dome those same plants will produce 200 to 300 pounds per square foot per year. And they will do that with 90% less water and nutrients.
They are protected from inclement weather and, with care, from insects, molds and germs. Harvest can be done without the vicissitudes of weather.
The Monolithic Grow Dome is a natural. It is super energy efficient – many times more efficient than any other structure. Power to maintain growing temperatures will be 50% to 90% less than that required in conventional buildings.
A Monolithic Grow Dome is as close to permanent as a building can be; with minimum maintenance it will remain undamaged by water and chemicals and will last for centuries.
Monolithic Constructors, Inc. will help any organization achieve the growing needed. We are also producing the Monolithic Grow Cabin for individual use.