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, and to … 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.


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Vision for Edible City Gaining Ground

February 3, 2010

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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 inspire Read More…

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

February 1, 2010

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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 urban … Read More…

Small Urban Space Rain Gardens

January 29, 2010

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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 populated … Read More…

Au Revoir Paris: Bringing Home the Garden

January 27, 2010

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Patrick Blanc vertical garden wall behind glass at Marité et François Girbaud shop in Paris

It’s been a week of creative inspiration and as I pack it all up from Paris for my to return to New York, I will Read More…

Seeing the Forest Reflected Through the Trees

January 20, 2010

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Coloured Reflections, Hal Ingberg

As some animals in the have evolved to blend in with their environments, some designers have experimented with creating environments that do the same. They have done so by utilizing techniques and materials to reflect the Read More…

Urban Gardens Will Be Needed in Haiti

January 18, 2010

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Prior to last Tuesday’s devastating earthquake, Haitians were busy at work building flood protections and establishing urban gardens. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) had 23 programs for growing food in the region most affected by the quake, including areas … Read More…

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