Urban Vertical Farm and Pick-it-Yourself Market

January 5, 2013

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When industrial designer Ben Green and grower Tyler Nevers saw a need for suppling urban food-loving folks with locally grown produce at reasonable prices, they devised a plan and successfully raised $25,000 on Kickstarter for a small scale urban “artisan” farm and Read More…

Vertical Gardens With Supernatural Healing Powers

December 11, 2012

We’ve discussed before the benefits of plants and vertical gardens–how they can not only beautify indoor and outdoor spaces, but can help decrease energy usage by providing insulation, improve indoor air quality, even provide a place to grow Read More…

How to Save Water With Low Maintenance House Plants

October 18, 2012


Euphorbia Obesa, a succulent. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens

Water conservation is a concern for many plant lovers. You may already be using rainwater in your garden, but what about your house plants? Indoor plants can often require a great … Read More…

Mini Kitchen Garden Watered By Draining Dishes

June 28, 2012

The multifunctional Fluidity is a dish drying rack that at the same time cultivates a mini kitchen garden right on your countertop. Water recycled from draining dishes in the rack provides irrigation for two built-in mini herb or plant containers.

Designed by … Read More…

Los Angeles Parking Lot Becomes Urban Green Space

February 17, 2012

In the refrain from one her most famous songs, Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell sang:

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking Read More…

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