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 …

New York City Urban Farms After Hurricane Sandy

November 12, 2012

Battery Urban Farm. Photo via the Battery Conservancy.

Hurricane Sandy’s wrath caused the damage and demise of a number of New York City urban gardens and farms, some less fortunate than others. 

Brooklyn Grange Urban Rooftop Farms
Brooklyn Grange lost …

Brass Birdhouse Made From 2,500 Reclaimed Bullets

July 5, 2012

From fighting to feathering, this creation says war is for the birds.  A single protruding bullet functions as a perch for this stunning brass birdhouse made from over 2,500 stray bullets recovered from hunting sites in Lebanon. New York City-based … Read More...

Outdoor-Indoor Designs for Birds, Plants, and People

June 5, 2012

Funny how some people find their passions. After tripping over an overgrown creeper’s tendril in 2008 and fracturing his hip, Johannesburg, South Africa-based designer, Joe Paine, was inspired to design products for plants.

Kreep Planter System by Joe Paine.

Historic Queens Farm in New York City Farm Is Link to Modern Urban Agriculture

May 19, 2012

The Adriance Farmhouse is in need of restoration. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

A working farm dating back to 1697, The Queens County Farm Museum’s 47-acres constitute the longest continuously farmed parcel of land in New York State–farmed … Read More...

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