Women Landscape Architects Gaining Ground

January 8, 2011

Exploring the role of women in landscape architecture, the documentary film, Women in the Dirt, takes us behind the scenes with seven of California’s most influential female designers: Mia Lerher, Andrea Cochran, Cheryl Barton, Isabelle Greene, Katherine Spitz, Pamela … Read More…

New Orleans Weathers the Spill

August 23, 2010

Bench spotted on Magazine Street. Photo by Robin Plaskoff Horton.

When someone mentions “The Storm” in New Orleans, everyone knows they are speaking of Katrina. Now, in the same way they speak of the hurricane that devastated their city, residents Read More…

Does Money Grow on Your Trees?

May 7, 2010

Want to know the environmental and economic value your trees provide on an annual basis? The Tree Benefit Calculator allows you to make this simple estimation. Input your location by zip code to find your climate zone, add the tree

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Sustainable Food Movement Takes Some Bytes

March 25, 2010

“We may be going back to the land, but lots of us are bringing our smart phones and laptops along,” comments Destin Joy Layne, director of the Eat Well Guide, a free online directory of fresh, locally grown and … Read More…

Nurturing Urban and Local Sustainability: A Fruit Tree Grows in Boston

February 1, 2010


How can the health of people and the environment in urban areas become a community responsibility? Boston’s EarthWorks takes a step forward.  Founded in 1989, EarthWorks is a non-profit organization operating under the slogan: planting a healthier and more sustainable … Read More…

Lumenhaus: Passive-Agressive Bright Idea

November 5, 2009


Photo: Washington Post

LUMENHAUS, Virginia Tech’s 2009 entry to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition, is an architectural space incorporating open, flowing spaces linking occupants to each other within the house and to nature outside.


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Guide to the Best Green and Garden iPhone Apps

June 29, 2009


Photo courtesy of  Ohanaware.

iPhone apps are sprouting up like…weeds. Here’s a helpful guide to some of the best apps out there. In an earlier post, I wrote about iPhorest, the app that allows you to plant a real … Read More…

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