How to Satisfy Cravings in the Urban Garden

September 30, 2010

So you want to eat locally procured food and it’s that time of the month or that time of the day when the craving for chocolate is so strong that you might do something foolish to get your hands on Read More...

Clever Take on Rain Water Collection

September 29, 2010

From Britain, here’s rain water collection made simple. This one installs into your existing down pipe, with the addition of a diverter found at your local hardware store, and attaches easily to the wall with keyholes. It comes with a … Read More...

How to Grow an Historic Urban Garden

September 27, 2010


Photo by Nancy Moon

When everything above 14th Street in Manhattan was considered “the country,” fashionable folks from the city headed up to 61st Street by stagecoach or steamboat to the Mount Vernon Hotel where they spent the day sipping … Read More...

Our Garden Retreat at Stamford, CT Show House!

September 20, 2010


Vertical Garden from Plants on Walls

Containers planted with herbs. Check. Green wall hung and planted with ferns and Philodendron by our landscape partners, Eden Farms of Stamford, CT. Check. Moss birds on wall. Check. We’re gearing up for Wednesday’s … Read More...

Stamford, CT Creative Eco Garden Retreat Takes Flight

September 11, 2010

We’re down to the wire setting up Conversing With Nature: A Creative Garden Retreat, the eco-friendly design and garden show house installation we are creating with partner, Victoria Lyon Interiors. We’ll be previewing it to the press on September … Read More...

A Carrot by Any Other Name

September 7, 2010

“I’ve grown carrots for about ten years and there is particularly stoney ground where we live, so the veggies sometimes tend to fork,” explained retired engineer, Clive Williams from Henley-on-Thames, England, whose garden produced the space ranger carrot he pulled Read More...

Pro Urban Farming Graffitti

September 2, 2010

While in Los Angeles enjoying a respite from New York’s heat wave, I’m attending the Women in Green Forum, interviewing smart people like Doug Busch, founder of ECOtech Design Studio, and visiting some edible vertical gardens and urban … Read More...

No Such Thing as a (Junk) Free Lunch?

September 1, 2010

At today’s Women in Green Forum, I had the pleasure of meeting Kathleen de Chadenèdes, Director of the s’Cool Initiative, a project of the Orfalea Foundations, who spoke about her organization’s efforts to make fresh local food … Read More...

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