Old MacDonald Had a Robot

April 28, 2010


Robots my someday replace humans for picking delicate fruits and vegetables. Photo: Paul Wooton

Can robots roll up their sleeves and pick fruit? Vision Robotics, a company in San Diego, thinks so. It’s building scouting robots that use multiple … Read More...

Flip-Flop Yourself Down in the Garden

April 26, 2010

From the land of string bikinis and the Samba, comes the Miss Rio Ottoman, an eco-friendly design crafted out of soft rubber from recycled flip flops. And this material is as raw as raw gets: in addition to keeping these … Read More...

NYC Urban Garden Event Today

April 25, 2010

Today, April 25, from 10 am to 4 pm, New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and the NYC Parks Department, along with presenting sponsor Organic Gardening magazine, invite New Yorkers to this annual, FREE outdoor festival that promotes community gardening, tree … Read More...

Sex in the City Garden

April 21, 2010


Clitoria ternatea, Photo: Aruna at ml.wikipedia

Due to her uncanny similarity to the female body part, Clitoria Ternatea, a plant species belonging to the Fabaceae family, has been used traditionally to cure sexual ailments like infertility and gonorrhea, control menstrual … Read More...

Parisian Urban Oasis off the Beaten Path

April 19, 2010


Photo by Isabel Howard: Sign on door reads “Je suis dans le jardin” (“I’m in the garden”)

With its hidden gardens and artwork you won’t find in any museum, Paris’s Butte-aux-Cailles neighborhood isn’t on the usual tourist’s radar, and it’s Read More...

Bridge, Tunnel, and Hidden Urban Gardens

April 17, 2010

Home to several lesser known urban gardens that are wonderful destinations for some quiet respite from the concrete jungle, Staten Island, one of New York City’s five boroughs, was mostly farmland until the 1960s when the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was built. Read More...

Easy Thinking Beyond the Garden Frame

April 15, 2010

FIGO is a great new flexible garden frame connector whose use extends beyond plant frames: it’s great for constructing makeshift tents, sculptures, windbreaks, pet enclosures, geodesic domes – use your imagination!

FIGO allows you the freedom to build your own … Read More...

Urban Gardens Needs Your Vote!

April 14, 2010

We are thrilled to announce that Urban Gardens has been has been nominated for The 14th Annual Webby Awards in the Lifestyle category! Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading Read More...

Sitting on the Garden Throne

April 13, 2010

“I’d like to garden, but I don’t have any space for one.” Or, I’d like a garden, but I don’t have time to water it.” Like many people who have “aha” moments in the bathroom, Charles McCarthy conceived of this … Read More...

Gardening for the Horticulturally Mobile

April 12, 2010


Photo from Instructables

No space to garden? No problem, garden on the go. Plant a container garden and attach it to the handlebars of your bike. Then when you are out and about, just pluck a few strawberries or whatever … Read More...

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