Easy DIY Mini Concrete Planters Great For Succulents

April 25, 2014

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When I was first dating my husband, I had no idea he was a gardener and worked at a garden center during the day. I met him when he was playing in a band at a local concert.

I remember … Read More…

Found it! Bright Ideas for DIY Lighting Using Repurposed Household Objects

September 3, 2013

Tomato Cage Chandelier

We were intrigued with the fun and unique lighting ideas out there all made from upcycled household objects. For the crafty out there, here are some creative DIY instructions as well as ready-to-go designs you can purchase.

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Telling Time Using Potatoes and Soil

January 25, 2013

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Remember the old science class project making clocks operated by potatoes? You can do the same thing with mud–either from scratch, from a kit, or with a ready-made clock.

Essentially, the potatoes and the mud work like a battery. A … Read More…

The Year’s 20 Best: Urban Gardens 2012 Roundup!

December 31, 2012

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As we round the corner from 2012 to 2013, I want to stop and thank all my readers, subscribers, and social media followers for visiting Urban Gardens since it’s launch in 2009, and for supporting my vision for blending together Read More…

My Green Creative Evening at Esty Labs

April 14, 2012

I would make any excuse to go to Brooklyn these days, a hub of creativity, urban farms, and great food. So I jumped at the chance to attend the recent Etsy Labs event, Hands-On: Dirt.


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How to Make a Vertical Garden From Disposable Cups

December 17, 2011

Turn man-made into man-saved by creating a Re-DIY vertical green living wall as Turkish design firm Designnobis did. For their Naturewall, the designers collected about ten used plastic disposable coffee cups, washed them off, then created a simple flexible metal holder … Read More…

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