Gardening

Eat Play Grow: Table Teaches Children to Grow Their Own Food

Eat Play Grow: Table Teaches Children to Grow Their Own Food

If your youngster likes to help out in the kitchen, a fun new work table teaches kids that growing and preparing your own food can be fun and mess-free! Eat Play Grow is the latest design in educational

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Rhizotron and Xstrata’s Treetop Skybridge Soars Above London’s Kew Gardens

Rhizotron and Xstrata’s Treetop Skybridge Soars Above London’s Kew Gardens

The soaring tree-centric superstructure was designed to weather extreme conditions while following the form of the forest, maintaining a balance with the surrounding gardens. The final construction, made

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The Rooftop Gardens at Rockefeller Center are a Hidden Urban Treasure

The Rooftop Gardens at Rockefeller Center are a Hidden Urban Treasure

  On a quest to visit all of New York City's most fabulous outdoor spaces?  Then the Rockefeller Center's hidden rooftop gardens are a must to add to your list - unfortunately, they may also be

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Luis Lucido’s Simple Garden Patch is a Great Way to Harvest Veggies Right on Your Patio

Luis Lucido’s Simple Garden Patch is a Great Way to Harvest Veggies Right on Your Patio

Designer Luis Lucido recently sent us his refreshing simple concept for a rooftop or patio vegetable garden box. It actually looks a little like the veggie patch we recently spied at the Bowery Mission -

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Urban Farming Movement Sweeps Across Havana, Cuba Providing 50% of Fresh Food

Urban Farming Movement Sweeps Across Havana, Cuba Providing 50% of Fresh Food

Urban agriculture is a refreshing sign of people localizing food production by bringing it into the city. But in Havana, Cuba, the farming movement has evolved as an amazing response to the loss of food

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Jip Piet Hilhorst’s Dirt Table Dishes Up a Variety of Edible Greens

Jip Piet Hilhorst’s Dirt Table Dishes Up a Variety of Edible Greens

The Ecological Table, designed by Dutch artist Jip Piet Hilhorst, is an awesome piece of living furniture created entirely from soil and plants. A variety of edible herbs are planted in the moisture-rich

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Gsky Unveils New Versa Wall Vertical Garden System

Gsky Unveils New Versa Wall Vertical Garden System

We've long been fans of GSky's verdant vertical gardens, and now they've announced that they are adding a new product to their existing portfolio of popular products. Called the Versa Green Wall System,

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Parasite Farm: Vermicompost Plant Boxes Let You Turn Your Kitchen into a Veggie Garden

Parasite Farm: Vermicompost Plant Boxes Let You Turn Your Kitchen into a Veggie Garden

We’re always delighted to hear about designer Nils Ferber‘s inventive products, so we were thrilled when he sent us his newest project – the “Parasite Farm.” The small-scale

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Recycled POTOGREEN Planters Disguise Parisian Parking Poles as Mini Gardens!

Recycled POTOGREEN Planters Disguise Parisian Parking Poles as Mini Gardens!

The planters are made in part from recycled milk containers and fabric recovered from tents that are made by people undergoing rehabilitation at Emmaus, realizing, according to Kingleur, a further two

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Olli Hirvonen and Mirko Ihrig’s ‘Urban Farming Tools’ Make Gardening in the City Easy

Olli Hirvonen and Mirko Ihrig’s ‘Urban Farming Tools’ Make Gardening in the City Easy

Urban farming makes sense in many ways: it's good for your health, the environment, and, since you grow your own food locally, great for your budget. However, it's not always easy to pull a wheelbarrow of

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Capital Growth Scheme Creates 2,012 Public Gardens by 2012 for London

Capital Growth Scheme Creates 2,012 Public Gardens by 2012 for London

Urban gardening projects are springing up all over the world, and London's metropolis is no different with their public gardening scheme, Capital Growth. Transforming Britain's urban hub, Capital Growth

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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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