Birdhouse Roof Tiles

January 6, 2013

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The shrinking bird population in urban settings led Netherlands-based product designer Klaas Kuiken to design an archetype Birdhouse Rooftile that replaces a standard ceramic roof tile.

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The rooftop nesting place, composed of a specially designed removable basket with access below, … Read More...

The Year’s 20 Best: Urban Gardens 2012 Roundup!

December 31, 2012

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As we round the corner from 2012 to 2013, I want to stop and thank all my readers, subscribers, and social media followers for visiting Urban Gardens since it’s launch in 2009, and for supporting my vision for blending together Read More...

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 … Read More...

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 … Read More...

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...

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