Easy Thinking Beyond the Garden Frame

April 15, 2010

FIGO is a great new flexible garden frame connector whose use extends beyond plant frames: it’s great for constructing makeshift tents, sculptures, windbreaks, pet enclosures, geodesic domes – use your imagination!

FIGO allows you the freedom to build your own … Read More...

Vertical Aquaponic Gardening Takes Shape

March 5, 2010

The Sun Curve, from Inca Biospheric Systems, is a closed loop vertical aquaponic micro farm (yes, that’s a mouthful) powered by solar panels, a wind turbine, and a battery bank. It grows plants vertically using water from its fish pond … Read More...

Seeing the Forest Through the Living Room

February 23, 2010

Green walls enclose living area of Elot House

The owner of this urban garden house expressed his dream about living in a “forest” setting amidst the urbanized city of Singapore and his architect, Chang Yong Ter of Chang Architects,  Read More...

Quick! Call the Seed Bomb Squad

January 6, 2010


Handmade from a mixture of eco-friendly, locally sourced and recycled materials such as used egg boxes, shredded office paper, organic compost and flower seeds, this bomb contains nothing flammable, though I wouldn’t board a plane with it hidden in your Read More...

Top 10 Urban Gardens Stories of 2009

December 26, 2009

1. Farming Freedom and Hope After Katrina



2. Honey I’m Home! High Hives for Urban Beekeepers


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3. The Future’s Looking Up on a Rooftop Farm

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4. Window Farms: Getting the Hang of Urban Farming in Your


New Film Explores What’s Organic About Organic

September 3, 2009


The upcoming film, WHAT’S ORGANIC ABOUT “ORGANIC?” rings the alarm for the need to develop an ecological consciousness.  The film illustrates that the organic food debate extends well beyond personal choice and into the realm of social responsibility.

Each of …

UK Artists Grow Eco-Conscious Community Involvement

July 19, 2009

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Artist, Lisa Cheung, with one of her mobile allotment planting stations

A collective of UK artists and curators is maintaining the cutting-edge of environmental awareness and having fun in the process. 

They are members of Avant-Gardening, an arts and environment … Read More...

How Does Your Garden Friendship Grow?

July 7, 2009


GrowFriend is a great tool for gardeners without yards, and people with land who don’t want to garden. Since the dawn of agriculture, people have shared crops and growing responsibilities. Today, we live in crowded cities where we don’t know … Read More...

Hope for the Horticulturally-Challenged

June 8, 2009


Many of you out there, if you’ve not yet done so, yearn to grow something in your limited spaces.  The challenge develops when, in addition to limited space, you also have limited resources, and for some hopeful gardeners, perceived limited … Read More...

Keep Fifty Percent of the Pot: Earth-Friendly Fundraising

June 1, 2009


Plant this idea with your school or organization of choice: keep 50% of the pot and see your campaign grow as your donors watch their purchased bulbs and plants bloom.  Flower Power Fundraising (1-800-223-8831) provides full-color brochures featuring detailed information … Read More...

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