Turn Table Urban Garden Sprouts in Old Railway Bay

December 7, 2012







In a disused old railway bay smack down in the middle of Helsinki,  a cast-off engine turn table became the foundation last spring for an urban garden oasis, complete with a modern greenhouse and café.

Turn Table, a sort of pop-up urban Read More…

Victorious Garden Project Grows Food and Community

August 24, 2012








Photo courtesy of LaManda Joy

I’ve just returned from Chicago, where I spent some time with my friend, LaManda Joy, Founder and President of The Peterson Garden Project, a revival Victory Garden venture she conceived in 2010 to … Read More…

Garden and Outdoor Design Follies on Streets of Lyon

August 20, 2012








Furniture made of metal, dirt, and turf. Photo via Marine Peyre.

Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of folly, in the garden, on the street, or anywhere?








Photo via JP Charbonneau

The Festival des Jardins de Rues de Lyon (Garden Festival … Read More…

Williams-Sonoma Introduces Seed-to-Table Collection

March 28, 2012







It’s no surprise that Williams-Sonoma, one of the country’s foremost retailers of cooking equipment, would now venture outside the kitchen into the garden. With the launch on April 5 of their new seed-to-table concept, Agrarian, the brand will become … Read More…

Rome’s Travelling Garden Supports Occupy Movement

November 22, 2011







A travelling edible garden in Rome called Orto Errante (which in Italian means Wandering Garden) made its way for about 2.5 miles (4 km) last weekend from Santa Croce in Gerusalemme to the the city’s Occupy Rome tents at a spot … Read More…

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