Will Paris Go Bananas for This Urban Vertical Plantation?

August 10, 2012

Urbanana is a cool urban vertical banana plantation concept dreamed up by creative minds at The Agricultural Urbanism Lab, part of the Parisian firm SOA Architects, as a means of redefining and invigorating urban agriculture in cities like Paris. Even … Read More…

Inside Peek at O’Hare Airport’s Vertical Farm

January 23, 2012


Photo: Future Growing

After traveling a lot for the majority of my career, airport delays are usually not something I get excited about. However, a recent (cancelled) trip from Columbus, Ohio to my home in Chicago (and a resulting wait … Read More…

Grass Growing PicNYC Table

December 31, 2011

picNYC table is a grass-topped table that, according to its designer “brings the rural picnic into the urban residence.

Haiko Cornelissen, a Dutch architect with offices in Amsterdam and New York, cultivated the idea to bring one step … Read More…

China’s Growing Urban Population Sprouts Urban Farms

December 22, 2011


Illustration: Guillermo Munro for the China Daily.

In response to its growing urbanization, China is reinventing the “garden city” concept in order to create space for both its urban and its displaced rural citizens. Every year, more than 15 million people move from … Read More…

New York City Public School’s Rooftop Hydroponic Garden and Urban Farm Classroom

November 16, 2011


The Greenhouse on the roof of Public School 333 in Manhattan. Photo: Ari Burling

A 1400-square foot smart and sustainable hydroponic urban farm sits on the third floor rooftop of a New York City public school. It’s home to The Greenhouse Project, … Read More…

Get Your Licks With Garden Seed Ball Pops

January 16, 2011

Your garden will eat these up: gourmet herb seed ball pops. Just as you would do with their Garden Bon Bons, you simply remove the wrapper, place in a sunny spot, water, and watch your choice of four herbs … Read More…

Urban Farm Concept Cultivates More Than Food

December 16, 2010

Imagine a sustainable and sophisticated design for a public space that responds to the increasing public interest in urban agriculture, beautifies a neighborhood, and at the same time, engages the community. The Huntington Urban Farm, designed by New … Read More…

An Urban Micro Farm Delivered to Your Door

November 30, 2010

It’s like a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that delivers but, instead of just delivering the produce, it delivers the farm. Home Grow Micro Farms, a new service in the greater Los Angeles area, delivers pre-planted, high-productivity, low-maintenance organic vegetable growing … Read More…

Pro Urban Farming Graffitti

September 2, 2010

While in Los Angeles enjoying a respite from New York’s heat wave, I’m attending the Women in Green Forum, interviewing smart people like Doug Busch, founder of ECOtech Design Studio, and visiting some edible vertical gardens and urban … Read More…

No Such Thing as a (Junk) Free Lunch?

September 1, 2010

At today’s Women in Green Forum, I had the pleasure of meeting Kathleen de Chadenèdes, Director of the s’Cool Initiative, a project of the Orfalea Foundations, who spoke about her organization’s efforts to make fresh local food … Read More…

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