BioDome Project is a locally-owned art gallery, artisans' market, and indoor gardening experiment dedicated to growing plants and building community in Jamestown, NY. We want to help educate and inspire our friends and neighbors to grow their own healthy food and do our small part in encouraging the growth of healthier communities and a stronger local grass-roots economy.
We operate the Gallery and Artisan's Market as a showroom for our own plant-related products and experiments and as a way to support local artists and artisans. We offer a wide variety of products for shoppers to peruse, including houseplants, handmade soaps, honey, maple syrup, ceramics, woodworking, clothing, accessories, jewelry, local artwork, and an ever-changing array of other handmade goods. Our goal is to give creative people an outlet to sell their goods downtown, and to make it easier for people to purchase high quality locally made items.
We design & build hydroponic and aquaponic systems for growing food indoors, as efficiently as possible, and using methods which are both economically and ecologically sustainable. We produce custom experimental hydroponic and aquaponic grow units for our own use, for retail sales, for educational purposes, and occasionally for clients who want custom in-home installations. We use these systems in our own facilities to grow premium hydroponic herbs and leafy greens for sale to local restaurants and coffee shops.
In general, we believe that far too many people take their food supply for granted, and give little or no thought to the way the food that they eat is being produced, or how far it has to be transported to arrive on their table. There are many issues with our current food supply, including water shortages, the bee deaths and “super pests” caused by pesticides, the uncertainty of GMO’s, and the inefficiency of transportation, just to name a few. Every single one of these issues could begin to be addressed if regular people everywhere would devote a little time and energy to growing even a small portion of their own food and teach their children to do the same, carefully and sustainably. We want to help educate and inspire our friends and neighbors to begin making this shift towards a smarter, healthier, more secure and diverse food supply.