Gardening

World’s smallest park was started by a guerilla gardener over 65 years ago

World’s smallest park was started by a guerilla gardener over 65 years ago

Mill Ends Park in Portland, OR, is officially the world's smallest park. The tiny 2-foot-wide space is well-loved city landmark and rumored home to a leprechaun colony!

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A complete guide to growing your own bridal blooms

A complete guide to growing your own bridal blooms

So you’ve put yourself in charge of your own wedding bouquets and arrangements? You grow, girl! Some may tell you it’s an ambitious project that you should fear, but believe me: it’s a rewarding one

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Lilo is an easy-to-grow plant system that connects you to your herbs via an app

Lilo is an easy-to-grow plant system that connects you to your herbs via an app

Lilo is the perfect way to grow your own greens right at home by taking the guess work out of growing. All it takes to get going is to just insert a capsule, water it and watch it grow. A mobile app

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How one Bay Area couple plans to save the bees by planting one billion wildflowers

How one Bay Area couple plans to save the bees by planting one billion wildflowers

Bee populations have been in decline for over a decade now as the alarming phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder sees worker bees vanish from their hives. But Bay Area parents Chris Burley and Ei

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7 beautiful drought-friendly lawn alternatives

7 beautiful drought-friendly lawn alternatives

Intro - western drought, particularly California (link to IH posts) Culprits - lawns, etc. What can you do? Save water and cut costs - not to mention maintenance. Drought tolerant plants and

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Peruvian cockfighting arena transformed into a vibrant garden

Peruvian cockfighting arena transformed into a vibrant garden

An old cockfighting arena received a makeover in Lima, Peru recently. 2.8x Architects have transformed the space so that one wouldn’t guess it had such a dark history. Lush, green foliage and beautiful

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Florist converts a dilapidated Detroit home into a vibrant floral display

Florist converts a dilapidated Detroit home into a vibrant floral display

Florist Lisa Waud has some grand ideas to turn a long-forgotten home in Detroit into a spectacular display of flower blossoms and growth. The Flower House will serve as a testament to the home’s

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to protect your garden with organic pest control methods

INFOGRAPHIC: How to protect your garden with organic pest control methods

Starting a garden comes with its fair share of joys and pains. Along with the fun of gardening comes the toils of dealing with hungry bugs that are looking to devour your garden one plant at a time.

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DIY: Learn How to Make a Knotted String Hanging Planter from Recycled Materials

DIY: Learn How to Make a Knotted String Hanging Planter from Recycled Materials

STEP 1: Gather your materials Recycled containers (glass jam or sauce jars, plastic takeout containers, or yogurt cups are ideal) String or twine (cotton, hemp, or nylon). We used basic cotton twine

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Suspended green pathway is an unexpected alternative to a balcony

Suspended green pathway is an unexpected alternative to a balcony

Who says balconies need to follow the line of a building? In a new concept for a space to relax up high, Zalewski Studio have designed a wonderfully unexpected green pathway that invites inhabitants to

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INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to guerrilla gardening

INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to guerrilla gardening

Guerrilla gardening is the act of taking on a patch of neglected, bedraggled public land to make it beautiful using flowers, vegetables, and fruits. So whether you live in an apartment but still have a

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Californians Paint Their Lawns Green as Devastating Drought Continues

Californians Paint Their Lawns Green as Devastating Drought Continues

California's crippling drought has forced many residents to cut back on water-wasting activities, but one company is making the best of a bad situation by helping them keep their lawns looking good by

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HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

Avocados are one of the wonderful fruits of summer. High in nutrition and flavor, nothing signals the start of summer like a zesty lime guacamole dip with tortilla chips. The next time you’re making

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Why are state governments shutting down community seed libraries?

Why are state governments shutting down community seed libraries?

All across the United States, from Boston, Massachusetts to Oakland, California, seed libraries and seed swaps help local gardeners and benefit communities in numerous ways. Seed libraries allow people to

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Boston Food Forest inspires community through ecological design

Boston Food Forest inspires community through ecological design

IMAGE As a brutal winter retreats into the record books, Bostonians of all species are out and about. “Mating sparrows, wild turkeys, hunting hawks, they’re all around us as we work,” says Orion

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why gardening is surprisingly good for your health

INFOGRAPHIC: Why gardening is surprisingly good for your health

Gardening is great for your yard and the environment, but did you know it is also great for your body and mind? It's true - the humble act of digging in the dirt will do some remarkable things for your

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INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes On Transforming Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse with 200+ Plants!

INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes On Transforming Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse with 200+ Plants!

Some people collect stamps, other people collect cats. Summer Rayne Oakes collects plants - in a big way! The Brooklyn-based model/activist/botanist has transformed her apartment into a veritable

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DIY: Make garden faerie houses, pixie towers, and toad homes from reclaimed materials

DIY: Make garden faerie houses, pixie towers, and toad homes from reclaimed materials

What You'll Need: Sketch pad or blank paper Pencil Base structure (empty plastic drink bottles work well, as do aluminum cans) Cutting implements (scissors for plastic, metal shears for

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Dossofiorito’s hanging Epiphytes vases allow plants to grow as they would in nature

Dossofiorito’s hanging Epiphytes vases allow plants to grow as they would in nature

The project rethinks our relationship with indoor nature by putting the needs of the plants first. Despite being domesticated, plants are able to behave and grow just like they would in their natural

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Leicestershire Master Gardeners offer free food-growing support for local people and communities

Leicestershire Master Gardeners offer free food-growing support for local people and communities

If you happen to live in Leicestershire, UK, and have always dreamt of growing your own food, you're in luck.

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Benefits of organic food go far beyond vitamins and minerals, despite study results

Benefits of organic food go far beyond vitamins and minerals, despite study results

It makes sense to this writer that organic food is a healthier option than convention produce, which is grown with synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Take away those harmful chemicals, and organic

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Cantilevered Living Garden House blurs the lines between indoors and out

Cantilevered Living Garden House blurs the lines between indoors and out

In order to create privacy, the ground floor was positioned parallel to the road, acting as a wall to keep the back yard in seclusion with a nearly solid brick façade. Around the back of the home, the

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Freight Farms may be the future of sustainable food

Freight Farms may be the future of sustainable food

    Freight Farms enable food production to be managed from anywhere, at anytime.  Track air and water quality,  monitor crops anytime through live, in-farm cameras and shop for all your

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This summer, vacation at a farm instead of a boring hotel

This summer, vacation at a farm instead of a boring hotel

Looking for a different kind of family vacation this summer? Consider spending some time at one of these idyllic farms from around the world. It's less disruptive than hotel hopping and it will give your

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Multilevel Vertical Allotments Turn Decrepit Buildings Into Spectacular Garden Towers

Multilevel Vertical Allotments Turn Decrepit Buildings Into Spectacular Garden Towers

Translating Yona Friedman’s ideas of participation, Lucie Dadakova designed these 'Multilevel Vertical Urban Allotments' as her final year project for an Interior Design degree course. Dadakova focused

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Ohio’s 100-Acre Classroom teaches farming skills to middle-school students

Ohio’s 100-Acre Classroom teaches farming skills to middle-school students

Imagine a school environment in which subjects like chemistry, biology, math, and home ec are learned outside in the fresh air. Sound too good to be true? Well, the Geauga County Hershey Montessori Farm

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OpenFarm’s community-created guides help you learn to grow anything

OpenFarm’s community-created guides help you learn to grow anything

Backyard gardens and home-scale farms are popping up all over the world as people re-develop an interest in cultivating their own food, but gardening newbies can get a bit lost at times. While the ideal

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8 Ways that you can help save monarch butterflies

8 Ways that you can help save monarch butterflies

  Monarch butterflies are easily recognized worldwide for their gorgeous black and orange wings, but these beauties are in danger of disappearing completely. Their numbers have dropped by ___

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