Hive Five for Largest Solar Farm Apiary in America

June 19, 2018

largest solar farm apiary in America with 48 hives

The largest solar farm apiary in America will come alive at Old Sol Apiaries in Oregon, with 48 hives arriving on the site just in time for National Pollinator Week, June 18-22.

largest solar farm apiary in America with 48 hives

Old Sol’s founder, John Jacob, says that the Read More...

Grow a Meal a Week in Small Spaces With This Solar-Powered Gardening Assistant

February 11, 2018

How about growing a meal a week in less than 100 square feet with a robot who manages your garden for you remotely?

Imagine sustainably growing food at home with a personal solar-powered smart robot gardener that will automatically irrigate, … Read More...

These Six Urban Farms Creatively Transform Disused Spaces

February 2, 2018

 Pasona, via Kona Design.

Ever tried growing rice at work? A Japanese company did. The Pasona Group, not only produced a bounty of nutritious food, they’ve also helped reap a healthy profit — and they aren’t farmers.

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This Living, Breathing Chandelier ‘Exhales’ Oxygen to Purify Air

September 28, 2017

Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens

The 70 “petals” of engineer/designer Julian Melchiorri’s  bionic chandelier Exhale contain algae that simulate the natural process of photosynthesis, releasing oxygen to purify the air.

I viewed the chandelier on a private guided tour … Read More...

New Reforestation Concept Aims to Stop and Reverse Climate Change

September 18, 2017

Photo via OBRIST.

Maintaining the our planet’s forests is critical for mitigating climate change. Trees help soak up atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), the heat-trapping greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

Deforestation undermines the important function forests play in reducing … Read More...

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