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.

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Artists Upcycle Trash Into Treasures For Gardens and Balconies

November 11, 2013


As a lover of sustainable design, gardening, and environmentally friendly practices, I was excited when Nathan Devine reached out to me about Retrash, his community project dedicated to reducing landfill by recycling, repurposing, and upcycling trash into useful and … Read More...

Youth Orchestra’s Instruments All Made From Recycled Landfill Trash

July 22, 2013


“The world sends us garbage, we send back music.” In the barrios of Paraguay, there is a a youth orchestra whose musical instruments are made exclusively from the trash of the local landfill.


Cateura, Paraguay is built on top of …

Urban Hacktivism Reinventing Public Spaces

January 14, 2013

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 … Read More...

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