Terraformed Terrace in the Sky

December 14, 2011

Created from a lightweight concrete, plants, and moss, artist Robert Cannon refers to his sculptures and containers as Terraforms, which literally means “earth-shaping” or the process of “deliberate modification of the atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology to be … Read More...

Produce Hoisted From Rooftop Vertical Farm to Kitchen

September 8, 2011


Bell, Book, and Candle Chef,  John Mooney, using pulley to send crops down to restaurant below. Photo: Shawn-Erik Toth.

Food doesn’t get any fresher or local than this: Manhattan restaurant Bell, Book, and Candle’s Owner/Chef John Mooney and I Read More...

New York City Residence With Four Terraces

September 7, 2011

When JoJo Demirel and her husband Baris moved into their new place in Red Hook, Brooklyn last April, their first order of business was to put up a greenhouse.

The couple had always shared a love of gardening but only … Read More...

Urban Farm in a Shop

June 22, 2011


Launched in March, FARM:shop hopes to bring the countryside to the city. Photo: London Permaculture.

“People will think you’re crazy, then they’ll love it” commented Jamie Oliver on a recent visit to the FARM:shop, a once derelict London shop Read More...

Garden Voyeur Inside New York City Private Gardens

June 20, 2011


Vines climbing the trellis-clad brick wall of Greenwich Village backyard.

I got seduced four times in one day last week. The first time was in a Chinese Garden on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Then I was swept away by the … Read More...

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