Gardening

Peter Ananin’s MyBioPod Connects Nature and Technology to Create Miniature Ecosystems

Peter Ananin’s MyBioPod Connects Nature and Technology to Create Miniature Ecosystems

Scottish designer Peter Ananin has created a way to bring a little more of the outside world into our everyday lives by creating personal miniature rural worlds dubbed MyBioPod. MyBioPod provides people

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Abandoned Food Factory to be Transformed into Chicago’s First Zero-Energy Vertical Farm!

Abandoned Food Factory to be Transformed into Chicago’s First Zero-Energy Vertical Farm!

The Plant is a large vertical farm in southeast Chicago that houses Plant Chicago and a few other food producing tenants. The city's first vertical farm was started in 2010 and is expected to be fully

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The Globe (Hedron) Is a Geodesic Greenhouse for Urban Farmers

The Globe (Hedron) Is a Geodesic Greenhouse for Urban Farmers

Predicting food shortages in the 21st century, Zurich-based UrbanFarmers AG and Conceptual Devices have teamed up to produce plans for the Globe (Hedron), a geodesic greenhouse that rests

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Quirky Sylvester Bird Box Invites Birds to Fly Into the Jaws of a Cat

Quirky Sylvester Bird Box Invites Birds to Fly Into the Jaws of a Cat

We love this quirky Sylvester Bird Box; an amusing take on the traditional birdhouse where the feathered go to roost. Designed by Suck UK, they constructed the box from durable marine quality plywood

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Turn Any Potted Plant into a Geodesic Crystal Terrarium With Halona’s Plant Toppers!

Turn Any Potted Plant into a Geodesic Crystal Terrarium With Halona’s Plant Toppers!

Brooklyn-based Halona Glass has created a series of beautiful glass enclosures that can transform any potted plant into a beautiful geodesic terrarium! The crystalline toppers fit snugly inside standard

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Kyocera Cools its Offices with Luscious, Edible Green Curtains

Kyocera Cools its Offices with Luscious, Edible Green Curtains

Japanese firm Kyocera is known for impressive eco-friendly innovations and endeavors, ranging from the development of a flexible OLED cell phone to the installation of Japan's largest solar farm — but

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Williams-Sonoma Rolls Out High-End Chicken Coops in Agrarian Product Debut

Williams-Sonoma Rolls Out High-End Chicken Coops in Agrarian Product Debut

Williams-Sonoma – a company typically known for sleek interior wares – just expanded into the “agrarian” frontier by launching a line of uber-cool homes for chickens! It’s

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Trees Take Root in Abandoned Silos in American Farming Communities

Trees Take Root in Abandoned Silos in American Farming Communities

Drive down a two-lane highway in the rural Midwest and you're likely to encounter decaying buildings, maybe a half-collapsed barn, and abandoned silos. Industrial agriculture has reshaped America's

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Help Kickstart the Hariyo Chowk Community Garden in Kathmandu, Nepal!

Help Kickstart the Hariyo Chowk Community Garden in Kathmandu, Nepal!

A community in Kathmandu, Nepal, has begun building an urban garden and outdoor art space for public enjoyment and education. The project is a collaboration between CATALiST design, a newly-founded

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Studio Besau-Marguerre’s ‘Greenhouse to Go’ Can Be Toted Around Like a Purse

Studio Besau-Marguerre’s ‘Greenhouse to Go’ Can Be Toted Around Like a Purse

The Greenhouse to Go consists of a somewhat tall glass greenhouse with a soil base for planting. Leather straps wrap around the structure for security and a handle makes toting around the piece as simple

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Artist Jaroslaw Koziara’s Gigantic Fish Sows Seeds of Unity Between Poland and Ukraine

Artist Jaroslaw Koziara’s Gigantic Fish Sows Seeds of Unity Between Poland and Ukraine

Artist Jaroslaw Koziara grew this gigantic 'crop circle' fish on fields between Horodyszcze (Poland) and Warez (Ukraine) for the Land Art Festival. He wanted to symbolize the history of unity and of trade

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Vicky Pendant Lamp Terrarium Shines a Light on Indoor Gardening

Vicky Pendant Lamp Terrarium Shines a Light on Indoor Gardening

Mexican-born, Netherlands-based designer José de la O unveiled a brilliant hanging pendant lamp that doubles as a vegetable garden at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair. Dubbed “Vicky”,

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Chair Farm: Werner Aisslinger Creates Chairs from Living Trees!

Chair Farm: Werner Aisslinger Creates Chairs from Living Trees!

Aisslinger's Chair Farm considers the way we consume furniture: instead of importing items for use, we can nurture and shape them ourselves and then harvest them locally instead of having them

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Kenji Huang Designs a Wooden Toolkit to Help Children Connect with Nature

Kenji Huang Designs a Wooden Toolkit to Help Children Connect with Nature

Flooded with cheap plastic toys and electronic games, the world of children's toys is in need of stronger, basic designs. Created by Kenji Huang, a half-Japanese, half-Taiwanese designer Ima-jen

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PICS: Patrick Blanc’s Dazzling Vertical Garden Wonderland is Laced with 7,000 Orchids

PICS: Patrick Blanc’s Dazzling Vertical Garden Wonderland is Laced with 7,000 Orchids

Laced with 7,000 vibrant orchids, ferns, and other flora, Patrick Blanc's bevy of spectacular vertical gardens is now on display at the New York Botanical Garden's Annual Orchid Show. Blanc transformed

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Revolutionary Soil Wrap is a Flower Container You Can Plant

Revolutionary Soil Wrap is a Flower Container You Can Plant

Now here's an idea so ingenious, we're kicking ourselves for not thinking of it first - a biodegradable flower pot that you can plant right into the earth. If you've ever purchased a plant with the

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Freestanding Garden Tower Provides Green Space For 50 Plants to Flourish

Freestanding Garden Tower Provides Green Space For 50 Plants to Flourish

Here at Inhabitat we love bringing our green-thumbed readers revolutionary designs to help indoor gardens flourish - and that's exactly what this clever Garden Tower compact farm does. The tower

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6 Super Easy Gardening Projects To Do This Weekend

6 Super Easy Gardening Projects To Do This Weekend

Vertical Garden Panels by Flora Grubb If you've been admiring the beautiful floral work and installations by Flora Grubb but can't get out to San Fran, fear not, because she has plenty of DIY kits for

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good seeds’ Eco-friendly Gardening Kits Make Growing Food Fun For Kids

good seeds’ Eco-friendly Gardening Kits Make Growing Food Fun For Kids

We can't think of anything more fun than sharing your love of the outdoors with your little ones.  Why not spend some time this spring teaching your children the ins and outs of the garden with good

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6 Hard-to-Kill Plants for the Recovering Brown Thumb

6 Hard-to-Kill Plants for the Recovering Brown Thumb

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) Sorry for using morbidity to illustrate our point, but the ZZ plant is so hardy, it will most likely outlive you. This cockroach of the plant world thrives in almost all

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Incredible Gardens Sprout in Quebec for the International Garden Festival

Incredible Gardens Sprout in Quebec for the International Garden Festival

Redford Gardens in Grand-Métis, Québec, Canada is set to host the 13th edition of the International Garden Festival from June 23 to September 30, 2012. An amazing array of botanical feats will be on

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VERDMX’s Soaring Vertical Gardens Clean Mexico City’s Air

VERDMX’s Soaring Vertical Gardens Clean Mexico City’s Air

VERDMX' eco-sculptures serve as both artworks and oxygen replenishers. VERDMX's work, sponsored by Nissan, serves as an example of how nonprofit organizations, businesses and local governments

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BORÉAL is a Glass-Clad Greenhouse Housing Project in France

BORÉAL is a Glass-Clad Greenhouse Housing Project in France

BORÉAL is a social housing project in Nantes, France designed by TETRARC for Habitat 44. The complex is formed from a row of 11 tall and narrow volumes with their own peaked roofs. Inside, there are 39

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Turn Your Yard Into a Thriving Garden with Open Source Permaculture

Turn Your Yard Into a Thriving Garden with Open Source Permaculture

Does your backyard look as barren as the Sahara? What if you could transform it into a thriving edible garden using ecological design principles? Open Source Permaculture is giving you all the tools you

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Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants 1,360 Acre Forest

Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants 1,360 Acre Forest

Subtropical forest in India photo from Shutterstock Deforestation and desertification are critical problems in India that have led to barren land, increased soil erosion, decreased agricultural

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Fiore Arcangelo’s Ecoo Terrarium Chair is Filled with Plants!

Fiore Arcangelo’s Ecoo Terrarium Chair is Filled with Plants!

Here at Inhabitat we love finding new ways to bring terrariums into our lives — so far we've figured out how to put them around our necks, how to hang them from Christmas Trees and we've even seen them

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Back to the Roots’ Mushroom Growing Kit is Fun But Slightly Disturbing

PRODUCT REVIEW: Back to the Roots’ Mushroom Growing Kit is Fun But Slightly Disturbing

Are our minds in the gutter or does this mushroom look a little...odd? The smaller mushrooms that popped up seem just fine, but is it us or does the ginormous one on the right look a little...

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GreenerGreenGrass’ Slug Shield Keeps Slimy Visitors Away from Your Plants Naturally

GreenerGreenGrass’ Slug Shield Keeps Slimy Visitors Away from Your Plants Naturally

If you're sick of snails and slugs making a meal out of your garden, but also can't fathom poisoning those slimy little guys, then GreenerGreenGrass' Slug Shield could be the natural deterrent you've

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Mobile Growtainers Provide Controlled Environments for Farming in Shipping Containers

Mobile Growtainers Provide Controlled Environments for Farming in Shipping Containers

GreenTech Agro Inc., managed by Glenn Behrman, a 40-year veteran of the horticulture industry who founded The Plant Shed in NYC, recently announced the launch of the “Growtainer” project, a new

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Pleads Guilty To Knowingly Selling Toxic Birdseed

Scotts Miracle-Gro Pleads Guilty To Knowingly Selling Toxic Birdseed

Have you been filling your bird feeder with a Scotts Miracle-Gro brand of birdseed? If so, you might have been poisoning birds instead of serving them a nice snack. In January, Scotts pleaded guilty in

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