A Tiny Secret Garden in London

September 30, 2018

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You won’t accidentally stumble onto Gibbons Rent, a tiny narrow cut through between Magdalen and Bermondsey Streets in London SE1. Tucked away in the shadow of the towering spire-like skyscraper known as The Shard and close to the busy London Read More...

Pistils Not Pistols: Milwaukee Youth Choose Gardens Over Guns

September 29, 2018

Gideon Verdin-Williams, one of the founders of Guns Down Miltown, had just attended the vigil for Jakari Wright whose father had shot and killed him following a disagreement about cleaning his room.

“I’ve been affected by gun violence directly and … Read More...

Self-Powered Hydroponic Solar Greenhouse Harvests Food and Electricity

September 26, 2018

What does the future of urban farming look like? For Marjan van Aubel, it’s Power Plant, a self-powered hydroponic solar greenhouse she showcased last week at the London Design Biennale.

Power Plant’s transparent solar glass is not only visually … Read More...

How To Create an Eco-Friendly Garden and Greenhouse

September 13, 2018

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If you are a gardener, it’s likely you feel connected with nature and care about the planet. Think about strengthening that relationship by learning some simple ways to green your garden or greenhouse.

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Sustainable Barkitecture: Solar Powered Dog House With Green Roof

September 11, 2018

It’s a sustainable dog’s life in this contemporary canine cottage. The eco-chic timber construction features a turf clad side ramp leading to a slanted green roof with a motion-activated water faucet and integrated irrigation system.

Pups can lounge rooftop with … Read More...

How HOA Members Can Be Good Neighbors

September 5, 2018

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HOAs (Home Owners Associations) exist to promote cooperation, safe neighborhoods and a stable environment for those who live within their boundaries. Rules and regulations are often necessary to ensure that neighbors treat one another with respect Read More...

Create Your Own Smart Garden With These Innovative Tech Gadgets

August 16, 2018

The Edyn Sensor.

Interest in gardening is rapidly increasing, especially among environmentally and nutrition-conscious millennials who also want to know where their food comes from.

Patrick Nadeau’s Urban Garden planter bags.

Many of this age group live in apartments … Read More...

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

August 5, 2018

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

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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.

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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...

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