The Invisible Mardi Gras Visitor That Took New Orleans By Storm

April 10, 2020

I stood shoulder to shoulder six weeks ago (feels like six months ago) with some of the 1.4 million visitors that had descended upon New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Little did any of us know then that the Coronavirus was Read More...

Horticultural Therapy Cultivates Healing and Hope for Seniors

January 14, 2020

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This post is contributed by Canadian horticultural therapist, Bianca van der Stoel. Horticultural therapists are educated in plant science, human science, horticultural therapy principles and have experience in the application of horticultural therapy practices. 

The first time Luella and I Read More...

Let’s Ring In a New Green Decade

January 1, 2020

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Whether the new decade begins on January 1, 2020 or January 1, 2021 is a matter of debate. Whichever it may be, I hope during this period we’ll see the enactment of The Green New DealRead More...

Last Minute Cool Gardening and Nature Gifts For Kids!

December 17, 2019

I’ve hand-picked these last-minute nature and gardening gifts for kids of all ages and also for the young at heart!

 

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Little Botanist Play Kit
One of my absolute favorites: For budding botanists, this sturdy cardboard case designed and made … Read More...

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.

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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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