Gardening

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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7 Indoor Plants That Purify the Air Around You Naturally

7 Indoor Plants That Purify the Air Around You Naturally

Dendrobium and Phaeleonopsis Orchids Orchids have a bad reputation as being finicky and difficult to grow, but really, the opposite is true. On our recent trip to Costa Farms, we learned that orchids

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Coconut Coir Makes an Eco-Friendly Soil That Helps The Earth & Your Plants To Thrive

Coconut Coir Makes an Eco-Friendly Soil That Helps The Earth & Your Plants To Thrive

Check out the roots of the plant on the left (which was grown in peat) and compare them to the roots of the plant on the right (grown in coconut coir). Anyone who has ever cared for plants has probably

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Create a Beautiful Hanging Garden With MudPuppy’s Ceramic Planter Pods

Create a Beautiful Hanging Garden With MudPuppy’s Ceramic Planter Pods

MudPuppy's elegant Hanging Pods can be used to create a serene suspended garden in any space! Ceramicist Mike McDowell designed the hanging planters specifically for holding Tillandsia air plants. These

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Decaying 17th Century Italian Farmhouse Preserved as Sustainable Public Space in Milan

Decaying 17th Century Italian Farmhouse Preserved as Sustainable Public Space in Milan

The groups see the project as a way of creating opportunities for the community to come together, supporting social inclusion. And by the look of their photo gallery they are already enjoying the open

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Last Weekend to See the Beautiful Living Terrarium Exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

Last Weekend to See the Beautiful Living Terrarium Exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

From sharing terrarium necklace DIYs to making our own terrariums at home, we've caught a little bit of terrarium fever, if you haven't noticed. So we were thrilled by the Brooklyn Botanic

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Plant Growing Sprout Table Brings Fresh Spring Greens to Any Meal

Plant Growing Sprout Table Brings Fresh Spring Greens to Any Meal

Getting the whole family to eat their vegetables can be a challenge - but thanks to this super cool Sprout Table by Swedish student, Lena Louise Meyer, you can harvest and grow veggies right in the

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3D Printed Wearable Planters Let You Take Plants With You Everywhere You Go

3D Printed Wearable Planters Let You Take Plants With You Everywhere You Go

Although wearable greenery certainly isn't a new concept, Collen Jordan's sturdy plastic planters are long-lasting and can be filled with water to keep the plants or flowers alive. Wearable Planters come

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Turn Your Balcony into an Urban Farm with Skypots

Turn Your Balcony into an Urban Farm with Skypots

No matter how small your urban outdoor space is, it can offer a lot of unused space above your head. Skypots let you use that space to its full potential by offering a variety of simple white spheres with

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AECOM + BIG Unveil Plans to Revamp Chicago’s Navy Pier with a Vertical Farm and Roof Gardens

AECOM + BIG Unveil Plans to Revamp Chicago’s Navy Pier with a Vertical Farm and Roof Gardens

Although Navy Pier is the top tourist attraction in Illinois, Chicago residents will tell you that in its current state the pier is feeling dated, kitschy and, well, cheesy. First and foremost, the

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Urban Patches is a Website That Teaches and Connects Aspiring City Farmers

Urban Patches is a Website That Teaches and Connects Aspiring City Farmers

Hoping to get your own urban farm started this year but unsure where to begin? Urban Patches is a website that can help! With interviews from current, economically successful urban farmers, best

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HORTUS is a Crazy Greenhouse Contraption of 300+ Algae-Filled Bags

HORTUS is a Crazy Greenhouse Contraption of 300+ Algae-Filled Bags

HORTUS -- or Hydro Organisms Responsive To Urban Stimuli -- is a crazy new exhibit in London made up of 325 transparent bags of algae hanging from the ceiling via a network of ropes. Long plastic tubes

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