Guide to Farmers Markets: Benefits Beyond the Plate

October 18, 2015

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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

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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...

Reclaiming Urban Spaces: Modular Micro-City On Parisian Bridge

September 2, 2015

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Parisian Architect Stéphane Malka addresses the economic inequities inherent in urbanization in a concept that reimagines how people might live in today’s mobile world–in this case, hanging off the side of the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris.

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Malka thinks people … Read More...

Fiskars Project Orange Thumb Grant Recipient: Washington Shores Community Garden

August 29, 2015

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Since we posted earlier about the Fiskars Project Orange Thumb community gardens grant program, thirty grant recipients in the U.S. and Canada have begun using their awards to bring their garden plans to fruition.

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One of those grant recipients was Read More...

Bioclimatic Garden Building Promotes Biodiversity

August 22, 2015

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Part of a plan to promote biodiversity and protect the surrounding environment in the South American city of Cali. Colombia, the multi-use Host and Nectar Garden Building also seeks to establish a network of gardeners Read More...

Life, Shelter, and Nature: Contemporary Interpretations of the Sukkah

August 20, 2015

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The Kehilla Residential Programme’s annual Sukkahville Design Competition invites architects, students, artists, builders and design professionals to submit design proposals for the design and construction of a contemporary Read More...

Self-Watering Modular and Magnetic “Connect a Pot” Planters

August 19, 2015

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For those of us who have downsized to smaller digs where space is at a premium, there’s a new self-watering modular pot system for growing plants, herbs and flowers indoors in compact areas.

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Connect a Pot fits well into the … Read More...

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