Hydroponic Vertical Gardens and Heliostats Flourish on Sustainable Skyscraper

November 19, 2014

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When iconic French architect Jean Nouvel and his botanist and landscape “artist” colleague and friend Patrick Blanc collaborate, you can expect a novel and cutting edge statement combining the best of their respective talents with the latest in green technologies, aka a work of Read More…

Hydroponics, Veggies That Cut It, Fowl Play, and More

March 19, 2014

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And just like that… we’ve collected five blog posts full of fabulous finds, and placed them on to one tidy little post! There’s something here for everyone, even the birds. Enjoy.

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New Twist on Home Hydroponic Gardening

January 23, 2013

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Honey, I’m home. Is the lettuce ready? This planter is a great concept for producing food with minimal effort in tight urban spaces.

Milan designer Stefania Minnella’s vertical self-sustaining hydroponic system, Elica Idroponica, automates all the tasks busy people might … Read More…

Urban Vertical Farm and Pick-it-Yourself Market

January 5, 2013

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When industrial designer Ben Green and grower Tyler Nevers saw a need for suppling urban food-loving folks with locally grown produce at reasonable prices, they devised a plan and successfully raised $25,000 on Kickstarter for a small scale urban “artisan” farm and Read More…

Botanical Architecture: London Hotel Grows Living Wall

September 15, 2009

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The world’s biggest collection of non-nettly-looking nettles – or Urticaccae, for those in the know–as well native plants and flowers, are sprouting vertically up the exterior walls of The Athenaeum Hotel in London. The city’s humid microclimate is the perfect spot … Read More…

Window Farms: Getting the Hang of Urban Farming in Your Own Apartment

July 29, 2009

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Urban gardeners can join a new network of green-minded city dwellers experimenting in the creation of vertical, hydroponic, modular, low-energy, high-yield, edible window gardens right in their own apartments.

Window Farms, the community-based, crowdsourced environmental design project of Britta Riley Read More…

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