Top 10 Urban Gardens Stories of 2009

December 26, 2009

1. Farming Freedom and Hope After Katrina



2. Honey I’m Home! High Hives for Urban Beekeepers



3. The Future’s Looking Up on a Rooftop Farm


4. Window Farms: Getting the Hang of Urban Farming in Your


Botanical Architecture: London Hotel Grows Living Wall

September 15, 2009


The world’s biggest collection of non-nettly-looking nettles – or Urticaccae, for those in the know–as well native plants and flowers, are sprouting vertically up the exterior walls of The Athenaeum Hotel in London. The city’s humid microclimate is the perfect … Read More...

Duplex Housing for Winged Urbanites

September 9, 2009


Birdtreehut from, Maandag meubels, offers a birdhouse in a tree sans tree.  It’s a kind of duplex for the birds, a comfortable home for breading and  feeding in a garden, on a balcony or terrace.  The habitat is made … Read More...

National Community Gardening Week Starts Today

August 23, 2009


On August 6, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack encouraged Americans to connect with the land, the food it grows and their local communities by proclaiming August 23-29, National Community Gardening Week.

A community garden is an opportunity to educate everyone about … Read More...

Is your city participating in the National Community Gardening Week August 23-29?

August 15, 2009


Community and urban gardens are an important component of making sustainable communities. The National Community Gardening Week is an opportunity for your local government to show support by publicly promoting community gardens August 23 – 29.

According to the Department

Nature in a Kit: Interpreting Nature and Our Use of Her

June 23, 2009

Ilkka Halso, Restoration, C-Print on aluminum,125 x 171 cm, artist’s collection © Ilkka Halso

Nature in a Kit, which opens tomorrow at the Musée de Design et d’Arts Appliqués Contemporains in Lausanne,  examines the position and “quality” of nature Read More...

Create Warmth and Ambiance With a Fire Pit

April 27, 2009


While we’re spending more time entertaining at home and in our gardens, a fire pit provides a wonderful place to gather with friends.  There are a number of new designs that offer warmth and ambiance in a variety of sizes … Read More...

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