Gardening

Retired Lifeguard Boats Get New Lives as Floating Gardens

Retired Lifeguard Boats Get New Lives as Floating Gardens

When a boat’s usefulness dies, why not give it a new life? This floating garden can be seen in Chicago's Lincoln Park, and is a wonderful example of recycled art. The retired lifeguard boat is a

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Cool Planting Pots Made from Recycled Tires

Cool Planting Pots Made from Recycled Tires

For all of you green thumbs looking for a way to spice up your garden, we've found the perfect way to add a little edge to your delicate backyard blooms. Inspired by the handcrafted recycled tire pots

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Grow Your Own Hydroponic Garden With the GrowBottle

Grow Your Own Hydroponic Garden With the GrowBottle

If you're fascinated by the idea of having a hydrogarden, but have no idea how you would ever get one started, then let us introduce you to the GrowBottle! Cleverly repurposed from wine bottles, this

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Zero-Waste Vegetable Packaging You Can Also Plant

Zero-Waste Vegetable Packaging You Can Also Plant

Are you tired of going to the store for veggies, only to come back home to find yourself with a load of useless un-eco-packaging? Overwhelmed by the wasteful nature at his local market, Ben Huttly, a

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Vertical Gardens from Uribo are Designed for the City Gardener

Vertical Gardens from Uribo are Designed for the City Gardener

Living in the city while having limited space may seem like the norm, but this is especially disheartening for any green thumb looking to take on a gardening project. Fortunately for all the city dwellers

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Lawn Mower Bike Is a Fun and Fuel-Free Way to Trim Your Yard

Lawn Mower Bike Is a Fun and Fuel-Free Way to Trim Your Yard

If you've been looking for a more exciting way to cut the grass, forget about those souped up gas lawnmowers - this clever and inventive design takes mowing the lawn to a whole new level. Built from an

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Da Morto A Orto: Redundant Furniture Recycled into Abundant and Gorgeous Planters

Da Morto A Orto: Redundant Furniture Recycled into Abundant and Gorgeous Planters

We always love when designers mesh recycled materials with greenery, and Peter Bottazzi and Denish Bonpace’s recycled furniture planters are a shining example! The series, called Da Morto A Orto (from

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WIG: Head Shaped Vases Are Like Modern Chia Pets

WIG: Head Shaped Vases Are Like Modern Chia Pets

It's okay to admit it - you thought Chia pets were awesome when they first came out (it's okay, we all did). But if your tastes have matured a bit since then, you can still have all of the quirky fun they

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5 Tips on How to Start a Family Vegetable Garden this Spring!

5 Tips on How to Start a Family Vegetable Garden this Spring!

Spring has finally sprung and we couldn't think of a better time to start planting some veggies! Even if you don't have a green thumb, rest assured -- we've rounded up 5 green tips that will make sure

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The Bee Station Is a Bustling Recharging Hub for Hard Working UK Bees

The Bee Station Is a Bustling Recharging Hub for Hard Working UK Bees

The cleverly designed Bee Station is a cute little refuelling and nesting site that sits in your flowerbed, welcoming tired bees with a sweet treat. Produced by a pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, the feet

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(F)utility Kitchen: A DIY Indoor Farm Made from IKEA Furniture

(F)utility Kitchen: A DIY Indoor Farm Made from IKEA Furniture

(F)utility Kitchen is a commentary on the current trend of DIY and urban farming. Artist Leslie Mutchler created the project as a way to cultivate edible vegetation in a confined space. The gravity-drip

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World’s Largest Rooftop Farm Kicks Off Second Growing Season in Brooklyn

World’s Largest Rooftop Farm Kicks Off Second Growing Season in Brooklyn

Did you know that the world's largest rooftop farm is located in NYC? That's right, called the Brooklyn Grange, the 40,000 square foot elevated garden is located on top of a six-story warehouse, and

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Self-Sustaining Aquaponic Greenhouse Coming to Vermont Park

Self-Sustaining Aquaponic Greenhouse Coming to Vermont Park

The 45-foot domed greenhouse sits on half an acre of land leased from the National Gardening Association. Using only fish food and seedlings to start, the team will install a fish pond in the center of

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London’s Mint Hotel Unveils Europe’s Largest Living Green Wall

London’s Mint Hotel Unveils Europe’s Largest Living Green Wall

The Mint's lush living wall is viewable – as is the surrounding historic architecture - from the building's floor-to-ceiling windows in the lobby and throughout the hotel. Forty species of plants make

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Live Screen: A Modular Vertical Garden That Adds Patches of Green to Your Interior

Live Screen: A Modular Vertical Garden That Adds Patches of Green to Your Interior

Inspired by the concept of living walls, designer Danielle Trofe created Live Screen, a sculptural, self-irrigating planter system, comprised of tiered, organic-shaped pods that can house many forms of

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Scientist Developing Next-Gen Robots to Harvest and Protect Crops

Scientist Developing Next-Gen Robots to Harvest and Protect Crops

Scientists in Israel and Europe are working to develop highly intelligent, agricultural robots that could potentially benefit farmers and workers while helping to feed our ever-growing population. By

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Grow Your Own Basil In The World’s Smallest Urban Garden – Plastic Bottle Caps

Grow Your Own Basil In The World’s Smallest Urban Garden – Plastic Bottle Caps

We've featured vertical gardens, rooftop gardens, urban gardens and a bevy of other kinds of gardens, but this is the first time we've ever seen teensy weensy bottlecap gardens! Spotted over at

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Women in the Dirt: A New Documentary Celebrating Female Landscape Architects

Women in the Dirt: A New Documentary Celebrating Female Landscape Architects

Women in the Dirt is a new documentary about the groundbreaking work of seven female landscape architects. Their projects spread awareness of architectural and landscape principles, concern with

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Greenaid Launches Website for Guerilla Gardeners

Greenaid Launches Website for Guerilla Gardeners

What started with one seedbomb dispenser has now grown to a fleet of over 60 locations across the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and Europe. To date, Greenaid has distributed over 75,000 seedbombs (that's 40

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Enchanting Japanese “Secret Garden” is a Soothing Rooftop Oasis

Enchanting Japanese “Secret Garden” is a Soothing Rooftop Oasis

The garden was showcased as part of the Royal Horticultural Society flower show's urban rooftop design category and truly takes the idea of a green roof to new heights (pun intended). While we've seen

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Grassy Green Vertical Farm Designed to Raise Happy Cows and Chickens

Grassy Green Vertical Farm Designed to Raise Happy Cows and Chickens

The vertical farm is made up of a continuous spiraling field of grass that spans from the ground floor up to the top. Surrounding this spiraling core are support functions for the farm, a ground floor

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Illuminated IceWall Releases Seeds Into Ground to Celebrate MIT’s 150th Anniversary

Illuminated IceWall Releases Seeds Into Ground to Celebrate MIT’s 150th Anniversary

Back in January, Okamoto, with the help of Kian Yam, froze large blocks of ice embedded with flower seeds. The blocks were then stacked into a long, head-high spine in an open space on MIT's campus near

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Jose Agatep’s Beautiful Repurposed Bottles Terrariums are Self-Contained Ecosystems

Jose Agatep’s Beautiful Repurposed Bottles Terrariums are Self-Contained Ecosystems

Artist Jose Agatep gathers glass containers of various shapes and transforms them into incredible terrariums filled with locally grown plants, wild mosses, small stones, soil, and wood chips collected

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Packaging the Future: Biodegradable Planter Pots for Spring Gardening

Packaging the Future: Biodegradable Planter Pots for Spring Gardening

Over the last decade there has been a dramatic increase in the availability of biodegradable plant pots, and I'm finding them everywhere from my beloved Gilbertie's Herb Gardens (which sells locally

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Grass Ottoman Is a Living Growing Chia Chair

Grass Ottoman Is a Living Growing Chia Chair

Chia pets are so 1995 - but why not give a nod to this little piece of green decor with a Chia chair? The Grass Ottoman by GH Design is a living, growing bench that melds plant-life and furniture into

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Spain’s Largest Vertical Garden Cleans Air Inside Office Building

Spain’s Largest Vertical Garden Cleans Air Inside Office Building

The courtyard of the office building enjoys a large skylight, which bathes the interior of the building as well as the vertical garden with light. The vertical garden is visible from offices, meeting

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RainPerfect: Rainwater Recycling System With a Solar-Powered  Pump

RainPerfect: Rainwater Recycling System With a Solar-Powered Pump

Disconnect that garden hose from your faucet! We've found a much more eco-friendly alternative that harnesses the power of the sun and the gift of rain to store life-giving water for your plants.

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Loungebarrow: Common Wheelbarrow Transformed Into Comfy Seating

Loungebarrow: Common Wheelbarrow Transformed Into Comfy Seating

We nearly tipped over with amusement when we spotted this quirky recycled wheelbarrow chair over at Designboom. Designed by Sascha Urban and Dorthea Wirwall, the “Loungebarrow” the chair comes

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NYU ITP Students Develop Bioremediating Aquaponics, Hydroponic Furniture and Other Living Systems

NYU ITP Students Develop Bioremediating Aquaponics, Hydroponic Furniture and Other Living Systems

This past semester the Interactive Telecommunications Graduate Program at NYU’s Tisch school conducted its first ever course in living systems, which encouraged students to take on projects related to

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