Compostable Couture: Garments And Accessories Made With Living Plants, Flowers, and Seeds

August 5, 2018

Photo:Paolo Crocenzi

Gardening and fashion have been linked for ages. Throughout history people have sown the seeds of plants to fabricate textiles for clothing.

Photo via Wedding Chicks.

Confederate soldiers were called “butternuts” because the color of their gray … Read More...

How To Bring a Dull Dorm Room to Life With Plants

July 30, 2018

College dorm move-in day is around the corner. You’ve snagged colorful bedding, a rug, and some cool wall decor. Integrate an indoor garden into the room design and bring your dull dorm room to life with some potted plants.

A … Read More...

From Cargo Beds to Flower Beds: Japanese Pop-Up Gardens Keep on Truckin’

July 25, 2018

Gardens on four wheels? Some mobile gardens are on casters for portability and to chase the sun, others are traveling green roofs on the tops of busses and vans, and still others sprout in the backs of trucks.

Every year … Read More...

New Orleans: Spanish Moss, Swamps, and Great Sax

July 24, 2018

Crossing the intersection at Magazine and Napoleon Streets, I passed through a cloud of thousands of tiny soap bubbles floating across four lanes of the street from one side to the other. Then, as I turned the next corner, I Read More...

Flower Messenger Bikes: Azuma Makoto’s Performance Art in Streets of São Paulo

July 18, 2018

Avant-garde botanical artist Azuma Makoto’s works are narratives about the ephemeral nature of life; fleeting moments to be experienced with passion before they disappear. 

In his past works, Makoto has frozen vibrantly hued botanicals in large blocks of ice, created Read More...

Biodegradable Bee Saving Paper May Keep Them Buzzing

July 12, 2018

My kingdom for your Bee Saving Paper says the queen. This biodegradable paper becomes an “energy drink” for bees. To attract them, the paper contains a paste made from the same form of energy-rich glucose that beekeepers use during the … Read More...

A Futuristic Self-Contained Eco-Village of Homes Enclosed in Greenhouses

July 11, 2018

Imagine living in a self-sustaining eco-village of homes enclosed in greenhouses

A new community in the Netherlands will harness the latest technologies to create a closed-loop system that will produce its own solar and biogas power, grow organic vegetables,

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New High-Tech Air Conditioned Jackets Keep Japanese Gardeners Cool in Summer Heat

June 21, 2018

new high-tech air-conditioned jackets

Excessive heat can cause both plants and gardeners to wilt. While a hat and a wet bandana can help during the hot summers months, some gardeners are keeping cool with new high-tech air-conditioned jackets. 

new high-tech air-conditioned jackets

In Kagoshima, Japan, scorching summer temperatures … Read More...

Hive Five for Largest Solar Farm Apiary in America

June 19, 2018

largest solar farm apiary in America with 48 hives

The largest solar farm apiary in America will come alive at Old Sol Apiaries in Oregon, with 48 hives arriving on the site just in time for National Pollinator Week, June 18-22.

largest solar farm apiary in America with 48 hives

Old Sol’s founder, John Jacob, says that the Read More...

Farmerettes: Women Who Farmed and Gardened for Victory

May 15, 2018

Farmerettes, the Women Who Farmed and Gardened for Victory

They were known as “farmerettes”–the hard working women on the home front who mobilized by the thousands to fill agricultural labor shortages during the First and Second World Wars. On big farms and in small Victory Gardens, they challenged conventional Read More...

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