Out of Sight Kitchen Counter Compost System

October 17, 2012

No need to sacrifice style for sustainability. Before transferring scraps to an outdoor composter, you can conveniently and beautifully collect organic waste out of sight beneath the counter with the Blanco sleek Solon odor-eliminating compost system.

With its discreet removable … 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...

General Motors and Partners Create Detroit Urban Garden Using Repurposed Shipping Crates

August 2, 2012


GM’s metal shipping crates were repurposed into raised beds. Photo: John F. Martin for General Motors

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. The lot was abandoned. Then General Motors contributed 250 metal shipping crates that used to Read More...

Trending From Paris: Chic Combo Composter, Cutting Board, and Planter

May 31, 2012

The trend-setting Paris urban garden and exterior design fair, Jardins Jardin, opens tomorrow in the Tuilerie Gardens outside the Louvre.  I will share with you in a series of posts some of my favorite picks from among the cool … Read More...

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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