Urban Gardens Epic Holiday Gift Guide

December 3, 2019

 

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For whatever and whomever you celebrate, indoors or out, here is the annual holiday gift guide with handpicked stylish, functional, and just plain fun home and garden gifts for grownups and kids, including my favorite gardening subscription boxes–the Read More...

Bones and Beignets, Goblins and Gumbo: Halloween In New Orleans

October 30, 2019

It’s Halloween in New Orleans, my town and America’s most haunted city. Skeletons are coming out of the closet and onto front porches. The city’s full of ghosts and goblins, but spirits of another kind are present all year round Read More...

Kids To World Leaders About Climate Change: Stop Acting Like Children

September 25, 2019

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Young people across the globe are demanding that world leaders stop acting like children and take real action against climate change.

#StrikeWithUs_climate_change_rally_NewOrleans_urbangardenswebPosters at New Orleans #StrikeWithUs rally. Photo: Read More...

Street Art and Strikes For Climate Change

September 18, 2019

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From New York City to Berlin and beyond, artists take to the streets to claim unsanctioned public spaces in which to communicate statements about heated political and social issues, often impassioned pleas to the masses for Read More...

How to Make Compost From Recycled Materials

August 29, 2019

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Have you recently installed a vegetable garden in your backyard, but it isn’t growing quite as well as you hoped it would? Perhaps you are noticing your neighbor’s flowers and shrubs are miles ahead of … Read More...

3D Printed Cabin Has Living Succulent Wall Made of Planter Tiles

August 15, 2019

3D printed architecture has planter tiles and wall of succulents.

The same innovative minds that brought us the 3D printed concrete planter bricks I gushed about a while back have now applied their technical and design expertise on a larger scale in the creation of a 3D printed dwelling.

The designers integrated a number of their technologies into the cabin's construction.

3D printed architecture has planter tiles and wall of succulents.

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How to Keep Your Garden Hydrated To Survive Summer Heat Waves

July 29, 2019

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Scorching summer heat waves are setting record high temperatures throughout much of the country and will continue in many regions for the rest of the season. Despite the weather, you can help your lawn and garden thrive in Read More...

23 Gardening Gifts For Mother’s Day You May Want For Yourself

May 6, 2019

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For gardeners and non-gardeners alike, here’s my curated collection of 23 gardening gifts for Mother’s Day—including some delicious finds for relaxation.


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Mini Ceramic Planters on Bamboo Tray
Wither on a windowsill or tabletop, these small ceramic plant pots of different Read More...

Escape Off-Grid With This Smart Self-Sustainable Mobile Micro Home

May 1, 2019

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Here’s a civilized idea for getting away from civilization…or for hunkering down right in your own backyard. Escape off-grid (or not) with Ecocapsule, an egg-shaped smart, self-sustainable mobile micro home powered by high-efficiency solar panels and a wind turbine.Read More...

On Your Turf: 5 Small Space Urban Garden Lawn Care Tips

April 25, 2019

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In urban areas where outdoor space is limited, you won’t typically find front gardens carpeted with the large, uniform, smooth lawns more commonly found in suburban neighborhoods. But a small area of lawn could work.

Why have lawns gotten … Read More...

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