Balcony Gardener and Squint Pop-Up Urban Garden Shop at London’s Chelsea Fringe Festival

May 23, 2013

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The Balcony Gardener’s teamed up with furniture maker and design company Squint to curate their first pop-up urban garden shop, part of Chelsea Fringe, the edgy “alternative” garden festival running concurrently with The Chelsea Flower Show.

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From May 18-June 9 in the basement … Read More…

New Stylish and Simple Hydroponic Windowsill Planter

April 10, 2013

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Modern Sprout is a simple new compact, self-sustaining, and stylish hydroponic windowsill planter system launching today on Kickstarter by Sarah Burroughs and Nick Behr, a Chicago couple whose passion for food, cooking, and interest in where their food comes from was the catalyst for Read More…

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…

New York City Rooftop Garden Offers Views and Privacy

February 4, 2013

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Pulltab Design, whose indoor green wall I featured a few years ago, designed this beautiful urban garden for a client in New York City’s East Village, incorporating a novel custom water feature and space defining canvas privacy screens made by … Read More…

Stylish Lightweight Pot You Can Handle

January 27, 2013

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Like ready-to-wear fashion for plants, Scheurich’s lightweight StylePot, a tear-resistant UV-resistant textile planter, has a rigid plastic insert with drainage holes that, if desired, can be closed with specially-fitted plugs during indoor overwintering.

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When the weather warms up again and the StylePot goes … Read More…

How to Grow an Energy-Saving Living Curtain

January 24, 2013

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Green curtains outside the Arakawa City Hall in Tokyo, Japan.Photo, Bloomberg.

Anticipating rising energy costs after Japan’s nuclear disaster, and inspired by the green curtains on the facades of many municipal and commercial buildings, many Tokyo residents have created DIY living curtains of Read More…

Modular Compact Green Roof System

January 22, 2013

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Conventional ‘roll out’ green roof systems are not feasible for certain roof conditions. Some systems are bulky, built like mattresses, require specialized teams to measure and survey the site, can be difficult to retrofit, and require at least two experienced people for Read More…

Growing Free Food and Community in Front Yard Farms

January 15, 2013

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What began as a single Austin, Texas front yard garden, in less than three months became a whole block, then within a year spread to over 40 cities around the world.

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The Food is Free Project, as the name implies, is … Read More…

Honeycomb Gardening System

January 11, 2013

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I love this modular and stacking HoneyComb Gardening System designed by Audrey Lea Lucardi of Brooklyn-based StudioTJOA.

Perfect for small urban spaces, the entire honeycomb structure collapses flat for shipping or storing. When assembled, it can be connected to an … Read More…

The Year’s 20 Best: Urban Gardens 2012 Roundup!

December 31, 2012

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As we round the corner from 2012 to 2013, I want to stop and thank all my readers, subscribers, and social media followers for visiting Urban Gardens since it’s launch in 2009, and for supporting my vision for blending together Read More…

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