Arc de Triomphe Wrapped in Long-Awaited Christo Installation

July 20, 2021

In a posthumous tribute to the environmental artist Christo who died in 2020, approximately 150 workers began wrapping the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Friday–the realization of an installation whose concept the artist conceived 60 years ago.

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Floating Urban Parks Made Entirely From Recycled Plastic Waste

July 13, 2021

people enjoying floating park in Rotterdam made entirely of recycled plastic

Two floating urban parks made entirely of reclaimed plastic waste, one in the Netherlands and the other in Germany, demonstrate the value and potential of reusing plastic debris to create public green spaces.

Rotterdam floating park made entirely of recycled plastic waste.

Seating for floating park made entirely of recycled plastic debris.

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The Benefits of Epsom Salt in the Garden: Fact or Folklore?

July 1, 2021

tomato_plants_on_the_vineAlexei, PxHere.

There’s a lot of anecdotal evidence suggesting that Epsom salt provides numerous benefits in the garden. Is this fact or folklore?

Epsom salt has long been touted as an inexpensive, sustainable and multifunctional soil additive offering a myriad … Read More...

32 Father’s Day Gifts For Gardeners, Grillmasters, Gamers and Gearheads

June 9, 2021

Our curated selection of Father’s Day gifts for every guy on your list.

For your significant other, partner, or your own dad, here’s a bunch of cool stuff for the plantsman, pitmaster, outdoor entertainer, gamer, and gearhead.

 

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Three Fun Small Space Indoor Gardening Projects For Kids

May 11, 2021

Sunflowers_detail_of_petalsTodd Tropani, Pexels.

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Now is a great time to get your kids involved in fun activities themed around the spring growing season. Well-known nursery school chain Kiddi Caru is hosting some cool sunflower-themed spring events and also sharing … Read More...

How to Transform a Slope Into a Terraced Garden

April 30, 2021

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The small backyard plot of my former property first appeared as nothing more than a patch of ground leading up to a steep slope, a little hill that seemed impossible to landscape. I addressed the challenge by creating Read More...

This Modern Aquaponics Furniture Design Mimics the Natural Environment

March 26, 2021

self-sustaining home aquaponics system

Mimicking the natural environment, EVA is an aquaponic planter system and light fixture designed as a modern piece of indoor furniture. Although robust enough for use in restaurants, Hong Kong designer Francois Hurtaud designed the planter for novices as it … Read More...

How Urban Farms Can Harness the Sun’s Energy

March 3, 2021

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When thinking about farming, most people have visions of a farmer out on a rural farm, maybe with a tractor. But these days, the farm has migrated into the city, with numerous urban farms popping Read More...

Hope Floats This Year For Mardi Gras in New Orleans

February 16, 2021

For Mardi Gras in New Orleans last year, I donned a pair of gold lamé pants, a feathered hat encrusted with shiny sequins and a colorful mask (not the kind we’re all wearing today), then joined my neighbors and other Read More...

Urban Gardens Valentine Gift Guide

February 7, 2021

Valentine’s Day is a good excuse (not that we ever need one) to celebrate a significant or sorta-significant other, and don’t forget dear friends. Stay home, break out some bubbly and raise a glass to those you appreciate and love. Read More...

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