Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership to present a one-film Environmental Film Festival

By Sally High

Special to The SUN

The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP) will host a one-film festival Friday evening, April 24, at 6 p.m. “How We Grow” was a crowd favorite at GGP’s sixth Environmental Film Festival in 2018. It’s a Colorado production that features 10 or so small farms and promotes the local food movement. The growers are all farming in the Roaring Fork Valley with a similar growing season and altitude to Archuleta County.

“How We Grow” is inspiring as the GGP encourages growth in our local food resiliency movement. There’s no charge and no registration. Here’s your invitation:, meeting ID: 133 064 826.

The GGP continues to serve the community in the midst of pandemic precautions. The GGP’s three greenhouses are closed to the general public, on the recommendation of local epidemiologists. As soon as school classes and 4-H Gardening were put on an indefinite hold, the GGP board made the decision to grow food for the community. Volunteers adhere to strict safety protocols as they grow food for local food pantries and donations are made weekly.

The GGP has a collaborative Native Plants workshop planned for July. In cooperation with Southwest Conservation Corps, an outdoor garden fence and raised beds will be constructed west of the Community Garden Dome. The workshop is in partnership with Weminuche Audubon Society and planned to be outdoors on the GGP site at the new outdoor garden. Audubon received a grant to host Jamie Weiss, Habitat Hero coordinator, and receive approximately 800 native plants.

As walkers, bicyclists, birders and fishermen continue to enjoy the Pagosa Springs Riverwalk, the GGP asks everyone to be understanding as the greenhouses remain closed. 

The GGP thanks you, Pagosans, for your ongoing support. We hope to e-see you Friday night at 6 p.m. at “How We Grow.”