New York City’s Intervale Green Rooftop Urban Farm Cultivates More Than Food

January 10, 2014

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When thinking of the Bronx, the northernmost of New York City’s five boroughs, one might think first of Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, or the New York Botanical Garden. But what about farming?

Up above one of the neighborhood’s residential buildings, Read More…

$100,000 Chicken Coop: What the Cluck?

October 24, 2013

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“Dawn breaks. The hens descend from their bespoke Versailles-inspired Le Petit Trianon house to their playground below for a morning wing stretch. Slipping on your wellies, you start for the coop and are greeted by the pleasant clucking of your
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Portable Raised Bed Planter Elevates Mobile and Modular Urban Gardens

October 15, 2013

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When you see them, don’t you just itch to turn some wasted urban spaces into lush green outdoor rooms and edible gardens? That must be what German design collective Thinking Hands thought when they designed Hochbeet, a raised bed planter … Read More…

Fun DIY Raised Bed Gardens From Interlocking Blocks

September 15, 2013

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Here’s how to create an urban garden in a snap. A couple of friends, a designer and two “produce evangelists” from Portland, Oregon (where else, right?) have joined forces to develop a Lego-like modular system for making easy-to-assemble raised bedsRead More…

Voilà! Modular Planter System From France

September 3, 2013

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I love how French brand Booa’s modular cube planters let container gardeners do for outdoor space what fashion designers have always done so well: combine a number of elements to create a complete cohesive look.

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Booa low planters feature hidden … Read More…

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