Gardening

Help the Living Farm Build a New Outdoor Classroom!

Help the Living Farm Build a New Outdoor Classroom!

For the last seven years, The Living Farm has been on a quest to educate the next generation of small scale organic farmers and help build a sustainable national food system. To expand its current

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Stalled Manhattan Construction Site Transformed into Riverpark Restaurant Farm

Stalled Manhattan Construction Site Transformed into Riverpark Restaurant Farm

If New Yorkers were able to make a few changes to their beloved city, more green spaces and less stalled construction sites would be at the top of their lists. One such construction site is the Alexandria

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A-Frame Hanging Planter Turns Your Plants Into Trapeze Artists

A-Frame Hanging Planter Turns Your Plants Into Trapeze Artists

If your windowsill is getting a little cramped with flora, first give yourself a pat on the back for your green thumb, and then create some new space for your oxygen-giving friends with this A-frame

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Sebastian Bergne Builds a Beautiful Greenhouse Entirely from LEGO Blocks

Sebastian Bergne Builds a Beautiful Greenhouse Entirely from LEGO Blocks

Our favorite building block just keeps finding more and more inspired uses. The latest LEGO creation to catch our eye is this gorgeous greenhouse, which Sebastian Bergne built for the 2011 London Design

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London Farm Tower: Sustainable Skyscraper Could Meet 20 Percent of City’s Food Demand

London Farm Tower: Sustainable Skyscraper Could Meet 20 Percent of City’s Food Demand

Like many other green architecture designs, the London Farm Tower features vertical agricultural space and is designed to meet energy and food requirements from within. Fresh produce can be grown

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Landscape Designer Margie Ruddick Fined for Her Own Garden

Landscape Designer Margie Ruddick Fined for Her Own Garden

Landscape designer Margie Ruddick is in the running for the 2011 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, and ironically, she's also faced with fines for the landscaping of her own yard! Ruddick’s

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Vertical Algaegarden Grows Algae of All Different Colors

Vertical Algaegarden Grows Algae of All Different Colors

While many consider algae a slimy, green, undesirable sludge, its benefits - from its nutritious nature to its renewable energy production capabilities - are slowly gaining more and more fans. One of the

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Dutch Polydome Could Be Used to Provide the Majority of NYC’s Food

Dutch Polydome Could Be Used to Provide the Majority of NYC’s Food

Multidisciplinary design firm Except recently unveiled its Polydome concept for meeting the world’s skyrocketing agricultural demands. Using advanced greenhouse technology, meticulously planned crop

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GreenLantern: Liquid Wood LED Lamp Shines a Light on Your Favorite Plant

GreenLantern: Liquid Wood LED Lamp Shines a Light on Your Favorite Plant

An amazing new material called Liquid Wood just made its debut in gorgeously curved lamp form. Developed by NuDe, the GreenLantern is a colorful LED lamp with a built-in planter for bringing a burst of

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NEW PHOTOS: A Secret Garden Blooms in Peter Zumthor’s 2011 Serpentine Pavilion

NEW PHOTOS: A Secret Garden Blooms in Peter Zumthor’s 2011 Serpentine Pavilion

Photo by Danica Kus The pavilion is classic Zumthor in its minimalism and modernist restraint, but the twist is in how the building pushes the envelope through subtractive design -- it reduces

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Eden Project: Giant Bubble Biomes Form the World’s Largest Greenhouse

Eden Project: Giant Bubble Biomes Form the World’s Largest Greenhouse

Located in Cornwall, the Eden Project was conceived by Tim Smit and designed by famed architect Nicholas Grimshaw. The covered biomes were inspired by the moon and are constructed from a tubular steel

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Matchcarden is a Miniature Paper House That Grows a Garden

Matchcarden is a Miniature Paper House That Grows a Garden

Matchcarden is a beautifully illustrated mini paper house containing its own little garden. It comes complete with everything a gardener needs, so simply sow the seeds, add a little water and see your

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Add Color to Your Yard with Gsky’s Succulent Green Walls and Vertical Gardens

Add Color to Your Yard with Gsky’s Succulent Green Walls and Vertical Gardens

We've written about Gsky's breathtaking large scale vertical gardens before, but did you know that you can use their simple systems to create a green-walled oasis of your own? That's right, the

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DIY: Build Your Own Modern Modular Wall Planter

DIY: Build Your Own Modern Modular Wall Planter

Spotted over at Pot-ted, we completely fell in love with this awesome DIY idea that turns cinder blocks into a spectacular wall for succulents (we admit the puppy did us in too). To make the wall, Pot-ted

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BOOK REVIEW: Just Food by James E. McWilliams

BOOK REVIEW: Just Food by James E. McWilliams

James E. McWilliams seems like he may be a big bummer at a lot of cocktail parties. You can tell, because the introduction to his book Just Food is continually defensive. “My goal here is not to

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Vase & Leuchte: A Living Green Table Lamp by Miriam Aust

Vase & Leuchte: A Living Green Table Lamp by Miriam Aust

Miriam Aust’s “Vase & Leuchte” (Vase and Lamp) neatly combines the concept of a vase and a table lamp. The design is a translucent glass vase which contains water, aquatic plants,

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Boskke’s Recycled Sky Planters Create a Fantastic Suspended Garden

Boskke’s Recycled Sky Planters Create a Fantastic Suspended Garden

We've covered Boskke's awesome Sky Planters before, but designer Patrick Morris has just released a new version of the whimsical favorite made from recycled polypropylene plastic! Able to create a

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Edinburgh’s Gorgeous John Hope Garden Gateway Wins 2011 Sustainability Award

Edinburgh’s Gorgeous John Hope Garden Gateway Wins 2011 Sustainability Award

Officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen in April 2010, the John Hope Gateway just won the 2011 RICS Annual Sustainability Award thanks to its use of low-energy, waste-reducing sustainable systems. The

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‘Shroom’ at Home With the Easy-to-Grow Mushroom Garden

‘Shroom’ at Home With the Easy-to-Grow Mushroom Garden

Do you have an insatiable taste for mushrooms? Then why not start growing some of these out-of-this-world delights in your very own kitchen? With the potential to yield one pound of mushrooms per crop in

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A Student-Designed Community Garden Sprouts in Rhode Island

A Student-Designed Community Garden Sprouts in Rhode Island

A throng of Rhode Island School of Design students recently unveiled a beautiful new community garden in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Over the past few months, 72 first-year architecture students have

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World’s Largest Rube Goldberg Machine Breaks Guinness Record and Waters Plant

World’s Largest Rube Goldberg Machine Breaks Guinness Record and Waters Plant

In March the 2011 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest was held at Purdue University, where they threw down and won not only the competition, but also the Guinness Record for the largest Rube Goldberg Machine.

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Guerrilla Gardening: Mini Ecosystem Installations On the Streets Of Madrid Take Root

Guerrilla Gardening: Mini Ecosystem Installations On the Streets Of Madrid Take Root

In a symbolic way, Luzinterruptus wanted to protect and preserve the small timid plants that live in the cracks around the city. Their outrage at the lack of usable green space in the city center was

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Flowering String Gardens Suspend Fruits and Greenery in Delicate Webs of Twine

Flowering String Gardens Suspend Fruits and Greenery in Delicate Webs of Twine

Suspended from the ceiling by just a few threads and completely unencumbered by pots or containers, these string-bound flora are probably the coolest hanging gardens we've seen since Babylon. The work of

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Deck Out Your Dining Table With Edible Centerpieces from Woolly Pocket

Deck Out Your Dining Table With Edible Centerpieces from Woolly Pocket

We didn't think food could get much fresher than when dishes are garnished with crisp herbs picked from your own garden - until we saw these cute lil' planters from Woolly Pocket. The Dining Society (an

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Winning Design Re-purposes Old Los Angeles School Into an Inspiring Urban Food Center

Winning Design Re-purposes Old Los Angeles School Into an Inspiring Urban Food Center

As more and more abandoned spaces are being repurposed for urban farming projects, Caroline Hadilaksono has taken a cue from the movement and re-imagined an old Los Angeles Elementary School as an

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Urban Bee Keeper Michael Leung Creates a New Bee-Saving Buzz In Hong Kong

Urban Bee Keeper Michael Leung Creates a New Bee-Saving Buzz In Hong Kong

Projects focused on saving the threatened bee population are flourishing worldwide, but the problem still remains a source of concern for many. Product designer Michael Leung recently launched his own

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Plantlab Makes the Coveted Vertical Urban Farm a Reality

Plantlab Makes the Coveted Vertical Urban Farm a Reality

The heart of the high tech system is a LED array developed by Phillips that shines infrared light, which is the optimal wavelengths for plants to use. Automated trays are stacked high with vegetables,

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Black + Blum Heats Up ICFF With Their Hot-Pot BBQ Disguised as a Planter

Black + Blum Heats Up ICFF With Their Hot-Pot BBQ Disguised as a Planter

Black + Blum creates functional products that charm and entertain through their design. The Hot-Pot BBQ is no exception - its friendly looks and small size make it a perfect option for small outdoor

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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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