How to Join the Seed Bomb Squad

July 13, 2016

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Ready to drop a seed bomb? We’re talking friendly bombs dropped with love on disused properties, bringing them to life and beautifying these urban eyesores. For those who haven’t heard of them—seed bombs are a bunch of seeds in Read More...

You Can Grow Your Own House and Eat it Too

July 12, 2016

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Growing your own food is becoming more and more commonplace, whether in a garden, on a balcony, or even in a small planter on your kitchen counter. I’ve shared stories about growing living walls and roofs–and even about growing your Read More...

A Glass Treehouse Built Around a 40 Foot Fir Tree

July 11, 2016

If a tree falls in the forest in Kazakhstan…there will be someone around to hear it. The residents of a modern circular glass treehouse built around a 40ft fir tree will not only hear it, they will likely have a Read More...

Country’s First K-8 Urban Farm School Sprouting in San Francisco

June 15, 2016

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With an ecology and farming curriculum intended to “cultivate in the students and the staff a consistent and ongoing relationship with the outdoors,” San Francisco’s Golden Bridges School, a K-8 urban farm school, unveiled plans for its new campus, an … Read More...

Concrete Plumbing Pipe Flower Vase Attaches to Wall

June 12, 2016

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In his first collection for the concrete furniture and accessories company, Lyon Beton, French artist and designer Bertrand Jayr plays with ordinary objects like toilet paper, file folders, and now plumbing pipes, which he transforms into quirky and witty accessories Read More...

Birdhouses That Offer Air Quality Info and Free WiFi

June 10, 2016

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New smart birdhouses in Amsterdam measure air quality then alert the public with illuminated green LED lights when the air is clean, and when it is, the devices open up a local server to offer free and secure WiFi to Read More...

Science Students Rap About Photosynthesis

June 6, 2016

Talk about making science fun! Want to learn about photosynthesis? A team of four 7th and 8th grade students from the Nueva School in Hillsborough, California rap about photosynthesis in They Grow, a ‘science-ified” version of the popular Drake … Read More...

Plants Climb Up a Tree Shaped Vertical Garden

May 24, 2016

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Climbing up an otherwise unremarkable exterior façade in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, a tree-shaped vertical garden makes maximum use of everyday, available materials like naturally weathered steel.

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A collaborative project between landscape designers Unusual Green and Urbanarbolismo, the tree shaped vertical … Read More...

This Perfect Flowerpot Gives Your Plants a Hug

May 23, 2016

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Do your plants need a hug? If so, they may love the Hug flowerpot as much as I do. Designed by Sara Larsson of A2, the Hug fits snuggly around flowerpots offering comfort and dressing them up in style.

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The Future of Home Gardening is Connected

May 21, 2016

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Gardening can be a great way to disconnect from the technology that has taken over our lives. Making use of the many available garden technology apps and objects may seem in opposition to the notion of unplugging Read More...

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