Urban Gardens From the Seeds of Their Pants

February 10, 2013

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In their largest community project to date, and the first of its kind partnership between a non-profit, a brand and a global crowdfunding platform, the socially conscious underwear company, PACT, has teamed up with the Whole Kids Foundation and the Read More…

Takin’ It to the (Sustainable Urban) Streets

October 2, 2011

A concept of sustainable urban public space design, Le Jardin à La Rue (The Street Garden) was conceived by landscape designers Germaine Bourré and Julien Maiella for The International Garden Festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire, France. The festival, whose theme this year is “Gardens of … Read More…

An Urban Farmer in Your Kitchen

July 20, 2010

Toyota is designing green roof technology and now Hyundai is getting into the urban agriculture act: Nano Garden, by Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Gromo, is a hydroponic vegetable garden for the urban apartment kitchen.

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Slip Something Over on Your Balcony

January 3, 2010

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This clever container system by az&mut is named  the Pot Cavalier or Cavalier Pot, not because it’s arrogant, offhand, or unceremonious, but because it’s mounted over your balcony railing much like soldiers mounted their horses and is derived from the same Read More…

Manhattan Vacant Lot Becomes Temporary Tree Nursery and Cultural Space

September 18, 2009

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Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) has announced today’s opening of LentSpace, which transforms an entire city block into a platform for contemporary art exhibitions complemented by public programs. A model for citywide land use, this temporary project—made possible by the … Read More…

Urban Green Spaces Cultivate Productive Kids

September 10, 2009

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Kalib Lee harvesting vegetables from the garden on 55th Street between Haverford Avenue and Line Street on Thursday. He and other Veggie Kids offer their produce to neighbors in West Philadelphia’s Haddington section for $1 a bag. Photo by Bonnie
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Food Not Lawns Promoting Garden Exchange Model

September 9, 2009

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A grassroots group of Santa Barbara neighbors is encouraging others to grow and share their locally grown food, seeds, and ideas in an effort to promote the transformation of unused lawns and other urban land into sustainable organic micro farms.… Read More…

Farming Freedom and Hope After Katrina

August 30, 2009

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Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton

Four years after Hurricane Katrina, there are approximately 700,000 vacant lots in New Orleans. Enter groups like The New Orleans Farm and Food Network who help residents transform neighborhood abandoned or underused green space into urban … Read More…

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