Gardening

Automate Your Garden With HavestGeek’s Plant Monitoring Technology

Automate Your Garden With HavestGeek’s Plant Monitoring Technology

The urban gardening movement is quickly entering the Information Age. Designed by Mike Alt, HarvestGeek is a program that monitors the condition of your fruits and veggies in order to produce the greatest

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Urban Farm School Opens in Asheville, North Carolina

Urban Farm School Opens in Asheville, North Carolina

Based in one of the country’s hotbeds of local food culture, the Urban Farm School just launched its first year with 100 instructors and sites in Asheville, North Carolina. The Urban Farm School is a

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Melbourne Water Encourages Australian Citizens to Build 10,000 Rain Gardens

Melbourne Water Encourages Australian Citizens to Build 10,000 Rain Gardens

Melbourne Water, a water supply company owned by the Victorian State Government, is encouraging Australian residents to create 10,000 rain gardens - and they're already up to 7,804! A rain garden is a

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Ambius’ Beautiful Green Wall at Queens University of Charlotte Features a Double-Helix Design

Ambius’ Beautiful Green Wall at Queens University of Charlotte Features a Double-Helix Design

In line with the university’s commitment to green design, Queens University of Charlotte unveiled a 735 square-foot green wall on the exterior of the school’s brand-new Rogers Science and Health

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Data From Google Earth Helps to Uncover Chicago’s Hidden Urban Farms

Data From Google Earth Helps to Uncover Chicago’s Hidden Urban Farms

Google Earth has already been helpful in such endeavors as monitoring the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and determining the location of landmines. Now, advocates of urban agriculture are using the

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The Farm Buddy Makes It Easy to Grow Your Own Large Living Walls

The Farm Buddy Makes It Easy to Grow Your Own Large Living Walls

A new approach to living walls has arrived! Called the Farm Buddy, this cool vertical garden kit aims to simplify living walls with its unique design. Using a peat moss sponge with a felt covering as its

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The Sprout Hog Is a Cute and Fun Way to Get Kids to Grow Plants

The Sprout Hog Is a Cute and Fun Way to Get Kids to Grow Plants

Check out this little Sprout Hog – an earthenware sculpture made for growing sprouts for small people. Simply place a piece of old washcloth or similar fabric in the bottom of the hog, sprinkle some

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Eco-Friendly Holiday Gifts for Green Thumbs!

Eco-Friendly Holiday Gifts for Green Thumbs!

If you've got someone on your list who loves to garden, then 'tis the season to give that green thumb a gift that will help them tend to the world’s plants, flowers and veggies. We’ve rounded up some

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BOARD’s Recycled Apartment Playground is Made from Items Donated by Surrounding Apartments

BOARD’s Recycled Apartment Playground is Made from Items Donated by Surrounding Apartments

BOARD began its design by first recognizing the competition organizers’ wish to involve the surrounding buildings as much as possible. The design team enlarged a typical neighboring apartment floorplan

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Green Rabbit Nursery Delivers and Replants Live Christmas Trees in Austria

Green Rabbit Nursery Delivers and Replants Live Christmas Trees in Austria

Through a new special service in Austria, families can order a living Christmas tree online and have it delivered to their home in time for the holidays. Green Rabbit nursery in Vienna is offering up

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MisoSoupDesign’s Invisible Farm is a Vertical Garden Inspired by a Traditional Taiwanese Window Cover

MisoSoupDesign’s Invisible Farm is a Vertical Garden Inspired by a Traditional Taiwanese Window Cover

MisoSoupDesign's Invisible Farm is a vertical window farming concept that was created as a part of the Taiwan Wanderer Guide 2012 Exhibition at Taichung, Taiwan. The unit combines vertical farming with

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DIY: 10 Amazing Homemade Terrariums That Also Make Great Gifts!

DIY: 10 Amazing Homemade Terrariums That Also Make Great Gifts!

  1. Ornament Terrarium Spruce up boring glass ornaments by turning them into terrariums. You can use any clear glass ornament that has a removable hanger. We suggest repurposing an old

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Terapia Urbana Installs Flourishing Slimgreenwall at Ayesa Advanced Technologies’ Office

Terapia Urbana Installs Flourishing Slimgreenwall at Ayesa Advanced Technologies’ Office

Spain-based Terapia Urbana is passionate about bringing nature indoors through gorgeous living wall installations. They recently installed one of their Slimgreenwall systems in the new office of the Ayesa

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Bright Agrotech’s Vertical Towers Make it Easy to Grow Vegetables At Home

Bright Agrotech’s Vertical Towers Make it Easy to Grow Vegetables At Home

Hailing from Wyoming, Nate Storey and Paul Bennick founded Bright Agrotech in 2009 to help revolutionize agriculture for small-business farmers and consumers. More recently, they've created  modular

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WVTTK Architects’ Living Bus Shelter in Eindhoven is Overflowing with Plants

WVTTK Architects’ Living Bus Shelter in Eindhoven is Overflowing with Plants

The innovative, living bus shelter is perfectly integrated within the existing city fabric, while providing a small green oasis. The green bus stop was created as part of a competition organized by the

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Guerilla Gardening Gift Boxes are a Great Way to Inspire Urban Transformation

Guerilla Gardening Gift Boxes are a Great Way to Inspire Urban Transformation

These Guerilla Gardening Gift Boxes from Greenaid Seedbombs are a fun way to inspire urban transformation this holiday season. The fantastic gift pack comes in one of three themed boxes ("Critters",

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Rootcup Helps Gardeners Grow New Plants from Cuttings

Rootcup Helps Gardeners Grow New Plants from Cuttings

Have you tried to propagate plant cuttings, but they didn't take root in soil? Rootcup helps promote root growth so that your cuttings will thrive when planted. The patent-pending design protects a

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The Fogger is a Vertical Planting Unit That Grows Plants Efficiently in Small Spaces

The Fogger is a Vertical Planting Unit That Grows Plants Efficiently in Small Spaces

In the never-ending quest to develop better and more efficient fruit and vegetable growing techniques, Vakant Design has produced the Fogger, a vertical planting unit that can grow large quantities of

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DIY Holiday Gift: The Urban Gardener Kit

DIY Holiday Gift: The Urban Gardener Kit

Image © Mike Glass What you’ll need: Bucket or planter Trowel and garden fork Assorted seeds Small watering can Optional: cute trimming shears and coir starter pots As this is a kit

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DIY: How to Make an Enchanting Terrarium Necklace to Keep or Give as a Gift!

DIY: How to Make an Enchanting Terrarium Necklace to Keep or Give as a Gift!

If you're looking for a beguiling homemade gift that will enchant your favorite plantophiles, look no further than this darling DIY terrarium necklace! You'll be surprised at how easy it is to make one

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‘The Tent’ Is a Large-scale Community Knitting Project in Israel

‘The Tent’ Is a Large-scale Community Knitting Project in Israel

'The Tent’ is a spectacular installation located Zichron Yaakov, Israel, that was knit by kids, parents and grandparents who came together to create art. Every Wednesday for three months, the inspired

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Beintween Recycles Old Car Tires Into ‘Matireal’ for Permeable Park Pathway

Beintween Recycles Old Car Tires Into ‘Matireal’ for Permeable Park Pathway

Beintween.org is a social + spatial network improv(is)ing spaces that build community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Their mission is to make art do work. Over the past 6 months, they've developed an

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Zundert’s Bloemencorso Parade Features Eye-Popping Sculptures Made From Thousands of Flowers!

Zundert’s Bloemencorso Parade Features Eye-Popping Sculptures Made From Thousands of Flowers!

The Bloemncorso in Zundert takes place the first Sunday of every September. Hundreds of volunteer of all ages help construct the floats. The community's older residents traditionally plant the flowers

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Santa Monica’s Garden / Garden Project Quantifies the Benefits of Sustainable Building

Santa Monica’s Garden / Garden Project Quantifies the Benefits of Sustainable Building

Here at Inhabitat we've showcased thousands of green building and sustainable landscaping projects that save water, conserve energy, and minimize waste. But did you know just how much more efficient

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God’s Loftstory: LKSVDD Transforms 1928 Church into Daylight-Filled Home with Shipping Container Studio

God’s Loftstory: LKSVDD Transforms 1928 Church into Daylight-Filled Home with Shipping Container Studio

The renovation of the church was designed as an open structure, which takes advantage of the spaciousness of the 1100 cubic meter volume. The design team at LKSVDD Architecten preserved the stained glass,

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Kasetsart University in Thailand Builds an Innovative Rooftop Garden on Campus

Kasetsart University in Thailand Builds an Innovative Rooftop Garden on Campus

After devastating floods hit Bangkok in 2011 leaving university staff cut off from food, Kasetsart University decided to build an urban farm on the rooftop of their Faculty of Architecture building to not

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Bogota’s Ecotelhado Colombia is Topped With a Gorgeous Rooftop Garden

Bogota’s Ecotelhado Colombia is Topped With a Gorgeous Rooftop Garden

Ecotelhado Colombia is a beautiful hotel in the heart of Bogotá topped with a green rooftop garden. An intensive renovation transformed the roof of the 50-year-old building into a verdant space that

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Hideo Kumaki Architect’s Green Screen is a Planted Curtain That Shades Naturally

Hideo Kumaki Architect’s Green Screen is a Planted Curtain That Shades Naturally

Hideo Kumaki Architect recently sent us news about a verdant planted curtain they planted outside of a Tokyo home. The Green Screen acts as a natural shade that keeps the interior of the home cool while

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Sharon Toong’s Living Gems Are Gorgeous Terrariums for Urban Living

Sharon Toong’s Living Gems Are Gorgeous Terrariums for Urban Living

Living Gems is a series of beautiful terrariums created by Sharon Toong, a London based architect and designer. Having grown up in Hong Kong, her interest lies in the reintegration of city living and

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The Terraform Raised Garden Bed Helps the Wheelchair-Bound Get Their Gardening On!

The Terraform Raised Garden Bed Helps the Wheelchair-Bound Get Their Gardening On!

Three social-minded urban gardeners saw an unfortunate problem in their community of Nantes: gardening is pretty difficult for those in wheelchairs. So to help the wheelchair-bound flex their green thumbs

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