Climbing the Living Walls in Paris

July 31, 2009

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When I shot these photos of Patrick Blanc’s green walls, or  vertical gardens, of the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, I didn’t realize then that, in addition to their beauty, green walls offered significant ecological benefits similar to, but Read More...

Instant Messaging Your Plants in the Garden

July 30, 2009

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In this day of IMs and Twitter, who says you can’t communicate with your plants? Take note of this ceramic planter with a chalkboard area for writing, well, whatever you feel like. I would probably use the area to remind … Read More...

Window Farms: Getting the Hang of Urban Farming in Your Own Apartment

July 29, 2009

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Urban gardeners can join a new network of green-minded city dwellers experimenting in the creation of vertical, hydroponic, modular, low-energy, high-yield, edible window gardens right in their own apartments.

Window Farms, the community-based, crowdsourced environmental design project of Britta Read More...

Four Alarm Cooking in the Glow of Solar Light

July 28, 2009

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British designers, Adrian Allen and Tobias Wong, of the firm Suck UK, have cooked up a bit’o humor for the summer outdoor season with a witty barbeque made from a fire bucket and solar lights housed in a traditional … Read More...

Rooted in Community Conference Celebrates Food Justice Movement

July 27, 2009

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St. Mary’s Lots to Gardens, a Lewiston, Maine organization that uses sustainable urban agriculture to create access to fresh food, will co-host the 11th Annual Rooted in Community National Summer Conference with other food justice organizations, Cultivating Community in Read More...

Rain Barrels: It’s Pouring with Sustainable, Stylish, and Witty Designs

July 25, 2009

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Diagram courtesy of Green Home Huddle

Lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40% of total household water use during the summer months. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, a rain barrel can potentially save most homeowners about 1,300 Read More...

How to Grow Your Own Living House

July 23, 2009

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Three young German architects have created a new area of  architecture: arbo-architecture.

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Ferdinand Ludwig and fellow architects, Oliver Storz and Hannes Schwertfeger, call their new specialty “building botany.” As part of this, the three men are building structures made from … Read More...

Garden Umbrellas That Cover Many Bases

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For Sywawa, Dutch designer, Jan Melis, conceived this umbrella base that does double duty as a bucket to hold your Champagne on a bed of ice, as a container for your favorite plant, or maybe even a fruit Read More...

New Food Mapping Project Connects Gardeners to Promote Sustainable Food System

July 21, 2009

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Hungry Garden is a free new “geosocial” web resource for building and supporting local farm-to-fork food networks worldwide so consumers, restaurants, schools and institutions can find and purchase fresh local products and produce from local food sources within 50 miles … Read More...

UK Artists Grow Eco-Conscious Community Involvement

July 19, 2009

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Artist, Lisa Cheung, with one of her mobile allotment planting stations

A collective of UK artists and curators is maintaining the cutting-edge of environmental awareness and having fun in the process. 

They are members of Avant-Gardening, an arts and environment … Read More...

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