How to Satisfy Cravings in the Urban Garden

September 30, 2010

So you want to eat locally procured food and it’s that time of the month or that time of the day when the craving for chocolate is so strong that you might do something foolish to get your hands on Read More…

Our Garden Retreat at Stamford, CT Show House!

September 20, 2010


Vertical Garden from Plants on Walls

Containers planted with herbs. Check. Green wall hung and planted with ferns and Philodendron by our landscape partners, Eden Farms of Stamford, CT. Check. Moss birds on wall. Check. We’re gearing up for Wednesday’s … Read More…

Hotel With Urban Gardens, Soul, and Conscience

July 14, 2010

Located in a prime urban location in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Hotel de la Paix fuses ancient Khmer influences with modern art deco design.

The urban gardens offer a oasis of calm and verdant beauty, steps from the city center and … Read More…

City Chicks Flock to Urban Rooftop Farm

May 28, 2010

Fancy feathering your nest with a pet chicken inside your co-op instead of her coop? You can, well, put the lady in diapers.

Yes, that’s right, there are diapers for chickens. I learned this and and many other practical poultry … Read More…

Chill Without the Chill on the Patio

May 1, 2010

Life gets hot in the urban garden with Chillchaser chasing away the cold. Warm up with one of this UK-based company’s three eco-friendly patio heaters: Neptune, Zeus and Poseidon. The heating system, which consists of carbon fibre heating–a system used … Read More…

Old MacDonald Had a Robot

April 28, 2010


Robots my someday replace humans for picking delicate fruits and vegetables. Photo: Paul Wooton

Can robots roll up their sleeves and pick fruit? Vision Robotics, a company in San Diego, thinks so. It’s building scouting robots that use multiple … Read More…

Bridge, Tunnel, and Hidden Urban Gardens

April 17, 2010

Home to several lesser known urban gardens that are wonderful destinations for some quiet respite from the concrete jungle, Staten Island, one of New York City’s five boroughs, was mostly farmland until the 1960s when the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was built.

Jacques Marchais Read More…

Sweet Idea for Seeding Urban Gardens

April 11, 2010


Photo from FastCompany

When she inherited a bunch of vintage candy machines from her dad, recent Otis College of Art and Design grad Kim Karlsrud and classmate Daniel Phillips thought of filling them with candy to try to turn a profit. … Read More…

Stylish Urban Bee Digs Fit For a Queen

April 5, 2010

Now that New York City has lifted its ban on urban beekeeping, stylish New Yorkers eager to set up hives may want their new bee abodes stylistically on par with their own chic apartments.

Omlet, makers of designer chicken coopsRead More…

Pothole Gardens Surface In Britain

March 24, 2010

Primroses are literally blooming on the streets of Oxford, England. “If we planted one of those in every hole, it would be like a forest in the road,” says Britain’s self-proclaimed pothole gardener, Pete Dungey. Guerrilla gardening efforts such … Read More…

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