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 … 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

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...

Roving Culinary Adventure Set in Urban Farms

March 12, 2010

Photo by Andrew Wyner

Like a restaurant without walls, Outstanding in the Field is a moveable feast in the truest sense–a roving outdoor dining experience whose mission is “to re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, … Read More...

Hungry? Look Outside the Fridge

February 17, 2010

Swedish Designer Hanna Sandström has teamed up with Green Fortune and Whirlpool in the creation of a mini hydroponic fridge kitchen garden. Huh? That’s what I said. The claim is that by providing light, temperature, space, moisture, nutrition, and water, … Read More...

Have Travel, Will Garden: Chicago Plants Rail Car

February 9, 2010

The Mobile Garden, recently approved by the Chicago Transit Authority, will add green space to the windy city as straphangers enjoy a flatcar train garden during their commutes. The moving urban garden, to become a part of regular … Read More...

Can You Parallel Park Your Garden?

February 8, 2010

Yogami, photo by Guglielmo Trupia, 2009

Creative minds are challenged to think inside of the urban parking spot in the Public Design Festival’s international Duepercinque contest during the forthcoming Milan Salone Internazionale del Mobile, April 13-18.

Midondolo, photo by

Vision for Edible City Gaining Ground

February 3, 2010


The soon to be released film, Edible City, tells the story of real people making real change right in their urban backyards. The film aims to provoke critical thought, further the dialogue surrounding food and our food system, and ultimately Read More...

Nurturing Urban and Local Sustainability: A Fruit Tree Grows in Boston

February 1, 2010


How can the health of people and the environment in urban areas become a community responsibility? Boston’s EarthWorks takes a step forward.  Founded in 1989, EarthWorks is a non-profit organization operating under the slogan: planting a healthier and more sustainable … Read More...

Small Urban Space Rain Gardens

January 29, 2010


Rain gardens aren’t just for homeowners with large tracts of land.  A rain garden planted in a small urban area can make a big difference in the water quality and environment of its surrounding area.

When it rains in densely …

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