Blooms Behind Bars: Urban Gardening and Sustainability in American Prisons

November 7, 2013

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Prison garden. Photo by Benj Drummond and Sara Joy Steele.

When you think of urban gardens, you probably don’t picture prisons. But there’s a new trend in urban gardening, and prisons across the United States are climbing on board.

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Portable Raised Bed Planter Elevates Mobile and Modular Urban Gardens

October 15, 2013

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When you see them, don’t you just itch to turn some wasted urban spaces into lush green outdoor rooms and edible gardens? That must be what German design collective Thinking Hands thought when they designed Hochbeet, a raised bed planter … Read More…

Modular Vertical Garden System For Balconies Leans, Stands, and Hangs

October 8, 2013

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Pflix is like a vertical garden doing yoga. Designer Christian Heufelder’s modular planting system has the kind of flexibility that I want after an hour of stretching.

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Adaptive to even the most space deprived conditions, the system strikes a number … Read More…

A Connecticut Couple’s Pastoral Rental Home and Farm

October 1, 2013

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The first time my friend Leigh Scott and her partner Paul Hallgren drove up the driveway of their current Stamford, Connecticut rental property, they felt immediately at home.

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When they met 3 1/2 years ago, Leigh and Paul discovered that … Read More…

A Farm Dinner at Hancock Shaker Village

September 17, 2013

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As a crisp autumn-like afternoon last week turned settled into a cool evening, three friends and I dined with about 150 others at a long communal table on the farm at Hancock Shaker Village  in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, about 3 hours from … Read More…

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