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 … 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.… 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...

DIY Water and Energy Savings in a Box

January 31, 2012

The folks at Berkeley, California’s Boost Labs came up with the concept of do-it-yourself water and energy savings solutions when they were looking for easy to install, simple to use products for their own homes. Their search resulted in some … Read More...

New York City Public School’s Rooftop Hydroponic Garden and Urban Farm Classroom

November 16, 2011


The Greenhouse on the roof of Public School 333 in Manhattan. Photo: Ari Burling

A 1400-square foot smart and sustainable hydroponic urban farm sits on the third floor rooftop of a New York City public school. It’s home to The … Read More...

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