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 Greenhouse Project, … Read More…

Takin’ It to the (Sustainable Urban) Streets

October 2, 2011

A concept of sustainable urban public space design, Le Jardin à La Rue (The Street Garden) was conceived by landscape designers Germaine Bourré and Julien Maiella for The International Garden Festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire, France. The festival, whose theme this year is “Gardens of … Read More…

More Urban Garden Ideas From the Golden State

March 29, 2011

As I peered through the cut out of a beautiful metal screen into landscape architect Jeffrey Gordon Smith’s award-winning installation, Pi r Squared, for the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, I definitely felt this designer’s invitation to Get Your Green Read More…

An Urban Micro Farm Delivered to Your Door

November 30, 2010

It’s like a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that delivers but, instead of just delivering the produce, it delivers the farm. Home Grow Micro Farms, a new service in the greater Los Angeles area, delivers pre-planted, high-productivity, low-maintenance organic vegetable growing … Read More…

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