Edible Water Bottles Made From Biodegradable Algae

July 26, 2016


After he read about the amount of waste plastic ending up in landfills and polluting our planet, Icelandic product design student Ari Jónsson’s felt an urgent need to develop a replacement for the common plastic water bottle.

Jónsson created The

Fab Five: An Urban Gardens Roundup

April 8, 2016

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Just in case you missed them, here’s a roundup of our last five posts. In this Urban Gardens roundup, you’ll find super cool geometric vases and planters, important conversations about our planet’s future taking place on a small island, a Read More...

Conversations On a Small Island to Accelerate Positive Change on the Planet

March 26, 2016

Turtle-Island-Solar-Panels-urbangardensweb Turtle Island’s solar farm and five-acre organic garden.

Monica Laurence exudes positive energy and is resolute in her mission to drive conversation toward creating positive change for the planet.

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The creator behind Turtle Talks, a web series project … Read More...

Solar Energy From the Palm of Your Hand

June 24, 2015


Here’s a small bit of action you can take toward using more sustainable and renewable energy: the Little Sun solar LED light harnesses the power of the sun right in the palm of your hand. Let there be sustainable light Read More...

Teaching Kids Through Play About “Urban Survival”

April 21, 2015


Tasked with designing an educational kit to convey “the contributing factors of urban poverty,” designer Ryan Romanes dreamed up the Urban Survival Pack.



To be used in the classroom, the package’s playful shape and tactility is intended to engage children … Read More...

Mobile Garden “Thrones” Reign in Paris

March 27, 2015


Perched atop rolling mobile gardens adorned with plants, insect hotels, branches, shells and more, a group of spirited young women and girls–Princesses of the Earth and Climate–paraded recently down Paris’s rue du Chemin Vert (which happens to translate Read More...

Best of 2014: Urban Gardens Top 10 Favorite Posts

December 30, 2014

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With the snap of the finger and the blink of an eye, another year comes to an end. What were a few of your favorite things? These ten blog posts apparently.

Here’s a glimpse of what your Urban Gardens community … Read More...

Ten Cool and Creative Upcycling Ideas

December 20, 2014


Upcycling is not just an admirable play on words, it’s also a creative way to produce less waste while contributing to the increasingly important effort towards sustainability. But besides all that, it can just be a lot of fun. Once Read More...

Hydroponic Vertical Gardens and Heliostats Flourish on Sustainable Skyscraper

November 19, 2014


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, Read More...

Composter Doubles As Garden Chair

January 31, 2011

If you don’t mind that with this combination garden chair and composter you are sitting on a pile of possibly odorous fermenting waste, then you might like the idea that the decomposing material underneath could keep the seat warm while … Read More...

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