Gardening

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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Artist Stacy Levy’s ‘Ridge and Valley’ Is an Interactive Watershed

Artist Stacy Levy’s ‘Ridge and Valley’ Is an Interactive Watershed

It might look like an unchanging giant stone museum piece, but this map of Pennsylvania's water systems is very much alive. When it rains, the intricate carvings of the state's creeks and rivers fill with

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The Mino Garden Gnome Will Feed Your Plants Before It Disappears from Your Garden

The Mino Garden Gnome Will Feed Your Plants Before It Disappears from Your Garden

Giovanni Tomasini's Mino Garden Gnome is a much more enterprising dwarf than those past. Despite its jazzy colors, the classic gnome we've all come to love is a melancholic figure, condemned to a purely

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Thousands of Vacant Houses Set to Bloom into Urban Gardens in Cleveland, Ohio

Thousands of Vacant Houses Set to Bloom into Urban Gardens in Cleveland, Ohio

So far Cleveland has flattened 6,400 homes since 2005, and another 20,000 are slated for demolition throughout the county. Replacing these dilapidated areas will be parks, yards and community gardens

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Quirky Seed-Sprouting Paper Pulp Faces Are the Creepiest Way to Garden

Quirky Seed-Sprouting Paper Pulp Faces Are the Creepiest Way to Garden

We've seen lots of quirky gardening ideas here at Inhabitat, but these sprouting seed faces are one of the strangest concepts we've come across. Formed from recycled paper pulp filled with organic

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6 Terrific Terrariums to Brighten Up Your Living Space

6 Terrific Terrariums to Brighten Up Your Living Space

Paula Hayes' Terrarium Sculptures Brooklyn based artist and landscape designer Paula Hayes’ terrariums are an impressive combination of greenery and sculpture. Her high end work can be found in the

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Parasite Farm: Brilliant Indoor Garden and Compost System Adapts to Any Kitchen

Parasite Farm: Brilliant Indoor Garden and Compost System Adapts to Any Kitchen

The Parasite Farm is a new indoor gardening system that encourages small space urban gardening while composting waste into fresh, fertile soil. Designed by Charlotte Dieckmann and Nils Ferber, the system

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Last Minute Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Make Your Own Gifts

Last Minute Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Make Your Own Gifts

Anyone can go to a store, buy something, and wrap it in some festive paper, but if you really want to show your giftee that you put time and effort into your present, why not make it with your own two

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Occupy Vacant Lots Project Constructs a Pre-Fab Shed for Urban Gardeners

Occupy Vacant Lots Project Constructs a Pre-Fab Shed for Urban Gardeners

Students at Green Mountain College (GMC) recently took on a mission to develop a shed for urban farmers that would suit the needs of the gardeners of the future. The OVaL Shed -- otherwise known as the

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Mobile Urban Agriculture Blooms in Berlin’s Prinzessinnengarten

Mobile Urban Agriculture Blooms in Berlin’s Prinzessinnengarten

Inhabitat writer Ana Lisa Alperovich visited Prinzessinnengarten and talked to Marco Clausen, who together with Robert Shaw created the fantastic blooming space. Clausen told us how they were inspired by

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Naturwall Turns Throw-Away Coffee Cups Into a Wall for Living Greens

Naturwall Turns Throw-Away Coffee Cups Into a Wall for Living Greens

If seeing all those disposable coffee cups spilling out of your office trashcan gives you heartache, then give them a new home in the Naturwall. This cool living wall system reuses disposable coffee and

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Sophie Conran’s Classic Birdhouses Bring Sophistication and Wildlife to Your Yard

Sophie Conran’s Classic Birdhouses Bring Sophistication and Wildlife to Your Yard

This beautiful bird house by Sophie Conran will give feathered friends in your neighborhood a safe place to roost, nest and start a family! It's made from sustainable FSC wood and it sets up in a snap -

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Azuma Makoto Gardening Club Brings Modern Design to Japanese Concept Center

Azuma Makoto Gardening Club Brings Modern Design to Japanese Concept Center

In the midst of the Ark Hills concept center in Japan, garden designers from Azuma Makoto Gardening Club are regularly working on new designs to reshape green centerpieces in the heart of the Mori

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Please Touch Community Garden Greens Abandoned San Francisco Lot

Please Touch Community Garden Greens Abandoned San Francisco Lot

GK Callahan is the director of the Please Touch project, and is also a teacher at the nearby Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which serves the Bay Area community. It was while volunteering

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9 Enchanting Gardens, Green Roofs and Planted Walls We Spotted Around Japan

9 Enchanting Gardens, Green Roofs and Planted Walls We Spotted Around Japan

Most visitors to Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Golden Pavilion, in Kyoto, are there to see the gilded roof of the landmark's namesake. But we were just as interested in the green roofs that cover many of

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Window Farms Lets Green Thumbs Grow Fresh Veggies Indoors

Window Farms Lets Green Thumbs Grow Fresh Veggies Indoors

We've been fans of Window Farm's edible gardens for long while, and just in time for the holiday season the team has evolved their fantastic gardening systems to create a brand new stand-up version of

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Biodegradable Pod Garden Makes Planting Fresh Herbs a Snap

Biodegradable Pod Garden Makes Planting Fresh Herbs a Snap

Joe Bradford developed the Pod herb garden while he was a student at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. It's designed to offer an easy way for urban residents to grow herbs and other plants at home.

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Studio Libel’s Pillow Pots Create a Unique and Plush Indoor Garden

Studio Libel’s Pillow Pots Create a Unique and Plush Indoor Garden

Israeli design team Studio Libel’s philosophy gravitates around the spirit of rebirth. With the circle of life in mind, they created the Willo Collection, a series of quirky planters that also double

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Rainwater Harvesting PET-Tree System Makes Urban Gardening a Breeze

Rainwater Harvesting PET-Tree System Makes Urban Gardening a Breeze

Pet-Tree is a vertical eco gardening system made from recycled PET containers. The design consists of structural plastic pieces and PET pots that are combined to form a tree-like shape. The system also

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Habitat Horticulture’s Green Living Partitions Divvy Up San Francisco’s Largest Patio Space

Habitat Horticulture’s Green Living Partitions Divvy Up San Francisco’s Largest Patio Space

San Francisco based company Habitat Horticulture recently installed 3 gorgeous green wall partitions for The Metreon City View patio space overlooking Yerba Buena Gardens. The movable living walls create

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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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Stevia Helps Rice Grow in Tsunami Ravaged Rice Paddies in Japan

Stevia Helps Rice Grow in Tsunami Ravaged Rice Paddies in Japan

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this year caused serious damage to farmland, destroying a number of rice paddies, amongst other things, by inundating them with seawater. However, a recent

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Plantini: A Miniature Growing Kit In the Form of an Ornate Victorian Hothouse

Plantini: A Miniature Growing Kit In the Form of an Ornate Victorian Hothouse

Designed in collaboration with Finch & Fouracre, the Plantini is a miniature growing kit that emulates the remarkable steelwork of Victorian hothouses. The ornate facet topped structure stands just

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PHOTOS: Striking Japanese Bike Parking Lot is Completely Overgrown with Green Ivy

PHOTOS: Striking Japanese Bike Parking Lot is Completely Overgrown with Green Ivy

Located on a busy street behind the Ritz Carlton Hotel Osaka, the facility acts as a place for people commuting to the city to store their bikes. While typical multi-level bike parking structures are drab

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Tree Cards by Seed Our Future Help Businesses Plant Trees Around the World

Tree Cards by Seed Our Future Help Businesses Plant Trees Around the World

In a happy marriage of brand marketing and global restoration efforts, Tree Cards are a way for a business to encourage clients and customers to help developing communities become self-sustaining. Tree

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Biome is a Smart Living Flora Terrarium You Nurture With Your iPad

Biome is a Smart Living Flora Terrarium You Nurture With Your iPad

The flora terrarium is encased in a high tech capsule that works a little like a live Tamagotchi. Low energy lighting is integrated into the capsule to replicate sunlight, while sensors provide real time

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