Botanical

6 Edible Plants You Can Forage for in New York City

6 Edible Plants You Can Forage for in New York City

Garlic mustard, ramps and blackberries may sound like ingredients you'd spot on a menu at a chichi restaurant, but did you know that they can all be found growing in New York City parks? We recently

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WoodStalk Offers Bamboo Alternatives to Plastic Cannabis Containers

WoodStalk Offers Bamboo Alternatives to Plastic Cannabis Containers

Green just became greener. San Francisco-based company, WoodStalk, offers cannabis consumers an all-natural, reusable, sustainable bamboo container to store their cannabis. Similar to reusable grocery

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Knafo Klimor Architects Unveil Living ‘Fields of Tomorrow’ Wall for the 2015 Milan Expo

Knafo Klimor Architects Unveil Living ‘Fields of Tomorrow’ Wall for the 2015 Milan Expo

The living wall is purposely representative of the theme of the 2015 Expo, which is "Feeding the planet, energy for life." The vertical wall, constructed using modular tiles fixed to an elevated steel

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Eco-Chic Corkit Flower Pots Are Made From Recycled Wine Corks

Eco-Chic Corkit Flower Pots Are Made From Recycled Wine Corks

Corkits are eco-friendly pots made from recycled cork and non-toxic materials that put a green twist on the traditional flower pot. Corkits are great for small plants such as herbs, spices, and flowers.

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Jean Nouvel Adorns Lush Barcelona Hotel with Leaf-Shaped Windows

Jean Nouvel Adorns Lush Barcelona Hotel with Leaf-Shaped Windows

The hotel’s striking façade sets it apart from others in the region, with leaf-shaped windows that frame each of the 357 guestrooms. Inside, the ornate windows are shaped like a burst of palm fronds

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DIY: 5 All-Natural Facial and Body Mists to Battle Breakouts and Ultra Dry Skin

DIY: 5 All-Natural Facial and Body Mists to Battle Breakouts and Ultra Dry Skin

Winter isn't merely the season when people slog through sleet and suffer from cracked skin and windburn: it's also the time when many folks head off to warmer climates for a bit of R&R on sandy

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California Drought Endangers Napa Valley Wine Production

California Drought Endangers Napa Valley Wine Production

Agriculture around the world is suffering due to climate change, and famous grape-producing regions are being crushed by unpredictable weather patterns, drought, and increased global demand for alcohol.

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Ukraine’s Leafy Green ‘Tunnel of Love’ is a Passageway for Trains and Lovers

Ukraine’s Leafy Green ‘Tunnel of Love’ is a Passageway for Trains and Lovers

We love seeing natural architecture here at Inhabitat, and the leafy green Kleven train tunnel is a beautiful example of what happens when nature is allowed to grow freely around manmade infrastructure.

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Ototo Turns the Produce Aisle into an Extraordinary Organic Orchestra

Ototo Turns the Produce Aisle into an Extraordinary Organic Orchestra

Ever dreamed of owning a melodic melon, harmonious horseradish, or pitch-perfect pineapple? The Ototo synthesizer developed by London-based Dentaku allows musicians of any level to turn the produce aisle

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Copenhagen’s Striking Green-Roofed Soil Treatment Center Resembles Two Giant Mud Hills

Copenhagen’s Striking Green-Roofed Soil Treatment Center Resembles Two Giant Mud Hills

Located north of Copenhagen, the new soil center was designed for cleaning vast amounts of soil dug up from construction projects and metro building sites. Once the soil is clean and decontaminated, it

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Amazing Bonsai Tree Hobbit Hole is Fit for Frodo Baggins Himself

Amazing Bonsai Tree Hobbit Hole is Fit for Frodo Baggins Himself

Bonsai master Chris Guise combined his green thumb with his love for The Hobbit to create a miniature bonsai hobbit hole fit for The Lord of the Rings! The teeny tiny Bag End Bonsai is fit for Frodo

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Stunning Nature-Centric Children’s Garden Opens at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay

Stunning Nature-Centric Children’s Garden Opens at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay

The Children's Garden is divided into four major play areas: the Water Play centerpiece with modern water technologies; elevated treehouses in a rainforest canopy; an adventure trail with jungle gym-like

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Patrick Blanc’s Lush Vertical Garden is a Green Oasis in the Middle of Madrid

Patrick Blanc’s Lush Vertical Garden is a Green Oasis in the Middle of Madrid

In a city warmed by constant sun in the summer, locals are constantly looking for a way for temporary relief from the blistering sun. Blanc’s gorgeous green wall does just that, beckoning visitors to

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Could Kale Actually be Dangerous to Your Health?

Could Kale Actually be Dangerous to Your Health?

You may think you are living the healthy life by incorporating kale into your juices, salads and meals, but the leafy green has a dangerous secret. The vegetable may pack a stunning amount of nutrition

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Scientists Discover Older Trees are Better at Absorbing Carbon

Scientists Discover Older Trees are Better at Absorbing Carbon

Redwood Trees photo from Shutterstock A team of researchers from the University of Melbourne has discovered that old trees are better at storing carbon dioxide than young trees. The study revealed that

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Forest Symphony Allows Humans to Hear Photosynthesis (Video)

Forest Symphony Allows Humans to Hear Photosynthesis (Video)

Ryuichi Sakamoto "ART-ENVIRONMENT-LIFE" from YCAM on Vimeo. Imagine being able to watch and listen to the process of photosynthesis. After the massive earthquake that shook Japan in 2011, Ryuichi

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Bioglow’s Starlight Avatar is the World’s First Light Producing Plant

Bioglow’s Starlight Avatar is the World’s First Light Producing Plant

Missouri-based Bioglow has been working on light-producing plants for a number of years and finally has one that they can sell. Starlight Avatar™ is an auto luminescent plant that generates light

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Mas Provencal’s Secret Garden Offers Diners an Explosive Botanical Experience

Mas Provencal’s Secret Garden Offers Diners an Explosive Botanical Experience

Mas Provencal restaurant in Nice, Southern France is a dreamlike venue overflowing with flowers that could quite easily be mistaken for a greenhouse from the outside. So many plants and flowers adorn

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Studies Prove that Desk Plants Can Improve Worker Concentration and Productivity

Studies Prove that Desk Plants Can Improve Worker Concentration and Productivity

It's well known that having plants in a room can make it more highly oxygenated and more pleasant to work in. But research teams from Norway and America believe that plants are even more beneficial than

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First State-Licensed Recreational Marijuana Stores Open in Colorado

First State-Licensed Recreational Marijuana Stores Open in Colorado

Photo of marijuana / Shutterstock New Year's Day marked the beginning of a new era in the state of Colorado, where residents over 21 can now legally purchase up to an ounce of marijuana with nothing

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Stunning Arborg House is Covered in Icelandic Moss

Stunning Arborg House is Covered in Icelandic Moss

Located two hours drive from Reykjavik, the Árborg House stands on a hill above the glacial valley of Hvita river. Its exteriors are clad in long lasting hardwearing concrete with vertical lines and

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China Declares 8 Million Acres of Farmland Too Polluted to Grow Food

China Declares 8 Million Acres of Farmland Too Polluted to Grow Food

Over 8 million acres of Chinese countryside has been deemed too polluted to grow food. According to the Chinese cabinet, the farm land is too rife with heavy chemicals to support healthy vegetation, and

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Brilliant 3D Grass Printer Can Print a Garden in Any Shape You Can Imagine

Brilliant 3D Grass Printer Can Print a Garden in Any Shape You Can Imagine

Gardening just entered the 21st century - a team of students at the University of Maribor in Slovenia developed an innovative 3D printer that can create objects out of living grass! Maja Petek, Tina

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Santa and the ‘Shrooms: The Real Story Behind the “Design” of Christmas

Santa and the ‘Shrooms: The Real Story Behind the “Design” of Christmas

Most people think of Santa Claus and the cheery red and white we decorate with at Christmas as little more than lighthearted fun and pretty colors. But the real story behind that Christmas look that

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1,000 Year-Old Abandoned Vineyard Uncovered In Spain

1,000 Year-Old Abandoned Vineyard Uncovered In Spain

Spanish archeologists have uncovered evidence of a 1,000 year old vineyard in Zaballa, a medieval settlement that was abandoned in the 15th century. Researchers from the University of Basque Country have

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Terrifying Colorful Monster is an Underwater Venus Fly Trap!

Terrifying Colorful Monster is an Underwater Venus Fly Trap!

This may look like an alien, but it's actually humped bladderwort, an aquatic venus fly trap! Photographer Igor Siwanowicz won the 2013 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition for capturing this

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Study Shows Christmas Trees Suck Up Super Potent Greenhouse Gas

Study Shows Christmas Trees Suck Up Super Potent Greenhouse Gas

Christmas tree photo from Shutterstock Researchers at Lund University and Stockholm University in Sweden discovered that spruces, pines, and firs are exceptionally adept at absorbing

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Bananas May Become Extinct as Fungus Spreads Around the World

Bananas May Become Extinct as Fungus Spreads Around the World

Bad news for banana lovers: the tasty fruit is on its way to becoming a thing of the past. A nasty fungus that has been decimating bananas in Asia and Australia has jumped to Jordan and Mozambique.

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Will Buyers of Ancient Hawaiian Cloud Forest Harvest or Protect the Rare Koa Tree?

Will Buyers of Ancient Hawaiian Cloud Forest Harvest or Protect the Rare Koa Tree?

Shopping this holiday season for the millionaire who has everything? Perhaps they would enjoy a little slice of paradise in the Ohana Sanctuary on Hawaii's Big Island. The 3,127 acre plot features the

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Dutch Willowman Creates Whimsical Sculptures in Enchanted Forest Settings

Dutch Willowman Creates Whimsical Sculptures in Enchanted Forest Settings

Will Beckers (known as The Willowman) creates stunning, ephemeral, site-specific sculptures made from re-used local materials. He started out working with clay but now incorporates a variety of natural

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