Teaching Kids Through Play About “Urban Survival”

April 21, 2015



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



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To be used in the classroom, the package’s playful shape and tactility is intended to engage children through play while teaching new habits for sustainable living.Read More…

Mobile Garden “Thrones” Reign in Paris

March 27, 2015



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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 to 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 loved … Read More…

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…

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…

This Bud’s for Your Rack

October 4, 2010







“The rack is shaped like buds with a notion that they grow from people cycling’”-Yong Su Kim, designer.

With an ode to green living, this bike rack, designed by Korean designer Yon Su Kim, was one of the shortlisted … Read More…

Creating an Innovative Green Garden Shed Space

August 11, 2010







Urban Gardens is excited to be collaborating with Victoria Lyon Interiors and Eden Farms Nursery and Garden Center to create Conversing with Nature: A Creative Garden Retreat, an innovative green garden shed space cum creative retreat for the Shippan Designer Read More…

Best Cities for Urban Gardening? You Decide.

March 6, 2010








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According to the Huffington Post, Seattle is one of the best cities for urban community gardens. Because of their P-Patch Program, there are 68 gardens scattered throughout the city and plans for … Read More…

Park Yourself by the Brooklyn Bridge

February 26, 2010







I’m looking forward to this spring, when a portion of the future 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 6 is scheduled to open, followed by Pier 1 scheduled to open this winter, with the entire project expected to be completed Read More…

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

February 1, 2010


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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 urban … Read More…

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