We write on best-practices for designing, building and managing solar greenhouses on our blog. In addition, here are other companies and resources we recommend:
Solar Greenhouse Design:
Our articles on Mother Earth News:
The Aquaponic Source – information for residential systems and home aquaponics growing; turn-key residential aquaponic systems.
Colorado Aquaponics – classes, workshops and consultations on aquaponic systems, particularly for commercial or larger-scale aquaponic greenhouses
Frosty Fish Aquaponics – information for aquaponic gardening in cold climates
Bright Agrotech provides vertical planters that can be easily integrated with aquaponics greenhouses
Gardening and Permaculture:
Self-wicking beds: Farm Tub provides beautiful, quality self-wicking grow beds
The Urban Farm Company has excellent, clear intro gardening resources. Highly recommend their Garden Guide: Every veggie; everything you need to know. They also provide turn-key raised bed gardens in Colorado.
Ask An Expert via the CSU Extension program is a great resource if you have a specific plant-related question
If you live in Colorado, you can also ask a Master Gardener through the CSU Master Gardener service for specific plant-related questions
Verge Permaculture in Calgary, Canada has lots of videos, classes, and workshops on cold-weather greenhouses, homesteading, permaculture and self-sufficiency
Beneficial Insects / IPM:
Lady bugs and other beneficial insects are only stocked in most garden stores spring through summer. But you can order them online year-round at a variety of places on-line like Nature’s Control. (It’s best to find one in your area, the majority of the cost is for shipping.)
Other Heating and Cooling Systems:
SunnyTherm Solar Collectors combine solar heated air with a heat bank like rocks to provide a simple turn-key solution for greenhouse heating, particularly useful if retrofitting a greenhouse to be a year-round growing structure.