Japanese Commuters Tending Train Station Rooftop Gardens

March 27, 2014

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Oh how dreadful that morning commute can be. Even with the help of podcasts, books, game apps, 16 gigs of music– it can still be a soul draining bore. Good news! Japan may have come up with a cure to 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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Mini Indoor Allotment Gardens

May 18, 2013

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Joining a community garden project or tending an allotment is a great way to get your garden fix if you don’t have your own plot of land or outdoor space.

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To get yourself in the mood for participating in a … Read More…

Urban Hacktivism Reinventing Public Spaces

January 14, 2013

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Florian Rivière, Wheelbench, Vienna, September 2012

You might call Florian Rivière a guerrilla urbanist. Much in the way guerrilla gardeners take possession of underutilized, sometimes offbeat, public spaces to plant gardens, Rivière–a self-proclained “urban hacktivist”– reinvents and diverts public spaces as … Read More…

Vertical Gardens With Supernatural Healing Powers

December 11, 2012

We’ve discussed before the benefits of plants and vertical gardens–how they can not only beautify indoor and outdoor spaces, but can help decrease energy usage by providing insulation, improve indoor air quality, even provide a place to grow Read More…

How to Satisfy Cravings in the Urban Garden

September 30, 2010

So you want to eat locally procured food and it’s that time of the month or that time of the day when the craving for chocolate is so strong that you might do something foolish to get your hands on Read More…

Pro Urban Farming Graffitti

September 2, 2010

While in Los Angeles enjoying a respite from New York’s heat wave, I’m attending the Women in Green Forum, interviewing smart people like Doug Busch, founder of ECOtech Design Studio, and visiting some edible vertical gardens and urban … Read More…

Patio Garden: Sow in So Little Space

July 15, 2010

Short on space or without a garden? Garden in bed. Scout Regalia’s bed. The freestanding fully-assembled raised bed SR Patio Garden is designed specifically for patios, balconies, and other hard surfaces. It’s a smart design and did I mention it’s eco-conscious, … Read More…

Good Old Stuff Repurposed Into Garden Art

July 10, 2010

Say you just happen to have a couple of extra old Magnavox and other old record player “horns” lying around. Why not transform them into planters like these? That’s what the folks at Fine Garden Art have done with them Read More…

EcoBox Rewards Recyclers with Plants

July 1, 2010

Designed to be installed on every street corner like any bottle recycling depository, the Ecobox would reward responsible citizens by offering them a plant in exchange for depositing all kinds of recyclable objects, from glass bottles to aluminium cans.

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