New Reforestation Concept Aims to Stop and Reverse Climate Change

September 18, 2017

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Maintaining the our planet’s forests is critical for mitigating climate change. Trees help soak up atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), the heat-trapping greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

Deforestation undermines the important function forests play in reducing … Read More...

An Empty Swimming Pool Transformed Into an Urban Permaculture Farm

August 26, 2017

Ever seen an empty swimming pool and thought, “Gee, what else could I do with this eyesore?” Me neither. But Dennis and Danielle McClung, the founders of Garden Pool, had a novel idea. After buying a foreclosed home in Mesa, Read More...

Seoul’s Hydroponic Solar-Powered Bike Share Farm

August 25, 2017

Inspired by current urban bike sharing programs, the hydroponic Bike Share Farm is a mobile solar-powered vertical urban farm that sits atop two connected bicycles.  Changing bikes at each new stop is easy with this shared community farm on wheelsRead More...

HortiCouture: This Wearable Garden Grows On You

August 22, 2017

These are not your garden variety clothes. While fashion trends change season to season, these garments actually grow with the seasons.

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Fashion designer Jacob Olmedo’s Wearable Gardens are a kind of HortiCouture twist on mobile gardens–portable pockets of … Read More...

Haute HortiCouture: Wearable Living Landscapes Fashioned From Self-Seeding Plants

August 21, 2017

Some environmentally conscious designers and artists are creating haute horticouture–botanical fashion statements made with ornamental plants, flowers, and even edible greens. Many of these cultivated collections are artworks meant for viewing alone, while others are designed to be worn.Read More...

A Biodegradable Disposable Cardboard Barbecue Grill?

August 17, 2017

When I think disposable, I think landfill. So when I heard about the new $8 biodegradable and disposable cardboard CasusGrill, I thought, wow, this has everything–environmentally friendly, convenient, easy to use, and so compact and lightweight you can throw it Read More...

12 Dog Restaurants Where Humans Are Welcome

August 13, 2017

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Once in a while a pup could really use a little respite from this dog-eat-dog world.

When a pooch is dog tired after a long day on the run, chillin’ out at Yappy Hour … Read More...

10 Best Gardening Subscription Boxes for Urban Gardeners

August 7, 2017

For busy city dwellers, a monthly or quarterly gardening subscription box is an effortless way to get in the gardening groove to jump-start or maintain any size urban garden.

Perfect for those with limited time and space, these boxes arrive … Read More...

These Low-Tech Egyptian Artisan Clay Pots Water Your Plants for a Month

July 24, 2017

This low tech watering system will keep your houseplants and garden irrigated for a month. Get outta town!

 

 

Handmade by local Egyptian artisans, the system consists of a set of six clay pots whose unglazed bases let water … Read More...

Indoor Levitating Forest Greens French Train Station

July 22, 2017

The train station in Angers, France just got very green. Five illuminated “trees” hang from the ceiling in French designer Alexis Tricoire’s latest interior landscape installation.

Tricoire–the self-proclaimed “green fingers designer”–describes The Levitating Forest as a symbolic gateway to the Read More...

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