With Biomimicry, Designers Turn to Nature to Reimagine Our Food System

November 14, 2015

Jube_biomimicry_design_beekeeping_urbangardensweb Jube, a chamber for capturing insects which its designers predict will be the “food of the future.” 

The common earthworm, termite mounds, and even the Texas Horned Lizard share something in common: they have all inspired innovative design concepts for Read More...

Growing Vegetables Indoors Twenty-One at a Time

November 6, 2015

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The urban greenhouse-less are not doomed to a life of seasonal CSAs (although they are a good thing) or wilted produce from the mega grocery store down the road (a bad thing.) Innovations of the gardening kind are popping up … Read More...

Roving Portland Supper Club Goes Camping

October 22, 2015

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When some good friends of theirs organized a camping trip for 13 people at a private campsite at Cape Arago on the Oregon coast, Meadowlark partners Jen Datka and Emily Park knew instantly it would be the Read More...

How to Create a Beautiful Garden (Even If You Don’t Have Time to Care For It)

October 20, 2015

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Some say that there are two types of gardener: the true gardener and the tidy gardener. The true gardener has the time, patience and knowledge to care for a garden on a long-term Read More...

Indoor & Underground Urban Farms Growing in Size and Number

October 18, 2015

mirai-indoor-plant-factory-urbangardensweb Mirai urban plant factory. Via Mirai.

What claims to be the world’s largest indoor vertical farm will soon begin production in Newark, New Jersey. Once it is fully operating, the 69,000-square-foot AeroFarms headquarters is slated produce up to 2 million Read More...

Guide to Farmers Markets: Benefits Beyond the Plate

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The following article by Robin Plaskoff Horton and reposted from Fix.com:

Both casual cooks and celebrity chefs flock to their local farmers markets to avail themselves of the freshest locally grown produce straight from the farm. In addition to Read More...

Guerrilla Gardening Idea Brewed For Starbucks

October 12, 2015

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Can you imagine jump starting your morning with a fresh cuppa Joe and a guerrilla gardening seed kit?

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For Starbucks, designer Freddie Jordan envisioned the SeedPod, a conceptual guerrilla gardening kit that would promote the coffee chain’s sustainable policy. The … Read More...

Hybrid Art Project Creates Symbiosis Between Plants and Computers

September 24, 2015

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Throughout much of history, art and science have co-existed in a symbiotic and synergistic relationship. Inquiry, experimentation, and observation lead to creative works in both the studio and the laboratory. A modern-day example of this melding of the … Read More...

Farm-to-Table Communities Create Sustainable Suburban “AgriHoods”

September 17, 2015

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Where you live is the foundation of your lifestyle. Urban areas lend themselves to a lifestyle of social interaction, cultural events, career climbing, and because of limited space, world-building that includes what’s outside of the home more than what’s inside.Read More...

Guerrilla Architecture: Hacktivist Urban Housing

September 4, 2015

Rebel-Architecture-Guerrilla-Architect_domusweb Hacked space by Santiago Cirugeda. Via Al Jazeera.

Guerrilla architecture is a social movement aimed at bringing awareness and responsibility to urban housing design. It’s focused on reclaiming and utilizing underused space that is available to everyone. Like their guerrilla Read More...

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