A Vertical Succulent Garden With Integrated Outdoor Shower

December 1, 2013

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Well known for Phytokinetic, the über cool green roof system he designed for city buses, Spanish landscape designer and friend Marc Grañèn also creates beautiful and functional botanical works of art.

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When I visited Spain last summer, Marc shared with me … 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…

Farm Kitchen Blends Micro-Agriculture and Design at London’s 100% Design

August 30, 2013

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Mood board by The Farm Kitchen’s designers, Mette.

As a testament to the prevailing interest in countertop gardening and indoor farming, a conceptual kitchen environment showcasing micro-agriculture will be a key feature at this year’s 100% Design 2013 during the London Design Read More…

PhytoKinetic: Lightweight Green Roof System For City Buses and Vehicles

July 24, 2013

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For Barcelona area landscape designer Marc Grañén, the test of his concept was the reaction from his young children. When he told his kids, ages 6 and 9, about his lightweight green roof system for city buses, the boys began … Read More…

How to Grow Your Own Food Garden With a Template

July 22, 2013

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Growing one’s own food is healthy and very popular today even for those living in the smallest of spaces. Some feel it’s just plain empowering to create one’s own sustenance. But when it comes to the planning and doing part–especially … Read More…

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