Article taken from the Pagosa Springs Dining Guide winter/spring 2016 with permission. ©
By Cory Warden
The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP) broke ground in August along the bank of the San Juan River. The realized GGP Park will include three geothermally heated greenhouses. Each of the growing spaces will serve a different purpose: education, innovation, and community. Situated between the pedestrian bridges along the Town Riverwalk, the site amenities will also include amphitheater seating walls, edible gardens, and a central plaza.
The mission of the GGP, a non-profit organization, is to educate the community in sustainable agricultural practices by producing food year-round using local renewable energy. The GGP Park will serve as a center for K-12 Science education as well as for advanced study in agriculture and renewable technology. The innovation greenhouse will be a test site for growing crops at high altitude using the geothermal resource. Affordable produce will be locally grown for users year-round in the community greenhouse.