Gardening

Ancient Date Palm Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seed Blossoms for the Third Time

Ancient Date Palm Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seed Blossoms for the Third Time

In 1973, researchers discovered date palm seeds dating all the way back to Biblical times at the site of Herod the Great’s fortified palace in Masada, Israel. Despite the fact that the seeds were

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Project Urban Forest Infographic Shows How Trees Effectively Combat Carbon Emissions

Project Urban Forest Infographic Shows How Trees Effectively Combat Carbon Emissions

Planting trees remains one of the cheapest, most effective means of drawing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - which is why it's the main objective of the Sustainable Glasgow Project. They

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Edible Plants That You Can Grow in Autumn and Winter

Edible Plants That You Can Grow in Autumn and Winter

Summer's glory might be fading here in the northern hemisphere, but gardeners don't have to tuck their green thumbs away just yet: there are many cold-hardy plants that can be sown in the autumn and

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Bizarre TomTato Grows Tomatoes and Potatoes on a Single Plant!

Bizarre TomTato Grows Tomatoes and Potatoes on a Single Plant!

A horticulture center in the UK has spent the better part of a decade developing something that the vast majority of us didn't realize the world was missing: a single plant which grows both tomatoes and

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DIY: Make Your Own Herb Planter With NativeCast’s Fun Kits!

DIY: Make Your Own Herb Planter With NativeCast’s Fun Kits!

NativeCast’s biodegradable boxes provide everything you need to create your own indoor garden. The boxes are shaped like hearts, squares, and round shapes, and inside you'll find a cement compound,

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Tshanfeto Farm Teaches Sustainable Farming Techniques to Ivory Coast Youth

Tshanfeto Farm Teaches Sustainable Farming Techniques to Ivory Coast Youth

Tshanfeto is a teaching farm in the Ivory Coast that trains around 40 young people each year in sustainable agriculture techniques. Enterprises like this are vital for local communities in the country,

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Tregren’s New Genie Kitchen Garden Can Grow Plants Up to Three Times Faster

Tregren’s New Genie Kitchen Garden Can Grow Plants Up to Three Times Faster

If you have a green thumb but lack space or time for gardening, never fear - the new Genie Kitchen Garden from Tregren offers an easy and accessible way to grow plants indoors. Designed by Sebastian

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North America’s Largest Urban Orchard Transforms an Old Gas Station in Downtown Vancouver

North America’s Largest Urban Orchard Transforms an Old Gas Station in Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver’s Sole Food Farms has transformed an old gas station into North American’s largest urban orchard! Located in Downtown Eastside, the orchard provides jobs to recovering addicts and those with

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6 Surprising Fruits You Can Grow Organically Indoors in Containers!

6 Surprising Fruits You Can Grow Organically Indoors in Containers!

Mulberry Tree Unlike its similar sounding friends, the blueberry or strawberry, the mulberry is a tree. If you start one from seed, it could be 10 years or more before you see fruit, and that's not very

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Growing Trees from Seeds: Which Work, Which Won’t

Growing Trees from Seeds: Which Work, Which Won’t

If there are any trees in your area, you may have noticed that a couple of major changes come over them at the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. Branches end up laden with fruit, nuts, seed pods,

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Solar-Powered, Spinach-Growing Mars Greenhouse Wins NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge

Solar-Powered, Spinach-Growing Mars Greenhouse Wins NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge

With the landing of the Mars Rover, many feel we're closer than ever to establishing the first Mars colony - but there's still the question of how to sustain humans on a dead planet. Fortunately, a group

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National Indoor Plant Week Starts September 15th!

National Indoor Plant Week Starts September 15th!

Indoor plants are more than just pretty faces; they're green heroes! Help spread the word along with O2 for You about National Indoor Plant Week, starting September 15th. This week-long initiative was

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Nomad’s Phytology Medicinal Garden Project Highlights the Overlooked Healing Properties of Our Urban Environment

Nomad’s Phytology Medicinal Garden Project Highlights the Overlooked Healing Properties of Our Urban Environment

The high-rise blocks and grubby victorian streets in London's East End accommodate a culturally rich and varied population, but not so much in the way of biodiversity. The Phytology project, by arts

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American Steel Studios Assembles a Living Wall to Green Up Industrial West Oakland Area

American Steel Studios Assembles a Living Wall to Green Up Industrial West Oakland Area

West Oakland is a sprawling industrial area that's probably better known as the birth place of so much of the pyrotechnic art seen at Burning Man. However, amidst the smell of burning butane and steel

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Garden Grows on Roof of Chicago Convention Center

Garden Grows on Roof of Chicago Convention Center

Fresh, healthy vegetables and herbs are sprouting in the most unlikely of places -- the rooftop of the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Botanic Garden began planting on

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America’s Oldest Pear Tree Still Bearing Fruit at 383 Years

America’s Oldest Pear Tree Still Bearing Fruit at 383 Years

In 1630, the Puritan settler and Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, John Endicott, planted one of the first fruit trees to be cultivated in the New World. Today, Endicott's pear tree still stands -

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DIY: How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds for Annual Growing

DIY: How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds for Annual Growing

So you've grown that perfect heirloom tomato in your garden, or you've bought a tomato at the farmer's market that you absolutely must grow. Why not save tomato seeds from those perfect tomatoes, so you

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London’s Largest Living Wall Springs to Life in Victoria

London’s Largest Living Wall Springs to Life in Victoria

Rows and rows of ferns, flowers and herbaceous plants are anchored by 16 tons of soil, spanning over 3,700 square feet along the side of the boutique hotel in the Victoria area of London.  Unveiled this

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Kijani Grows Will Bring Small, Internet Connected Aquaponics Gardens to Schools

Kijani Grows Will Bring Small, Internet Connected Aquaponics Gardens to Schools

Aquaponics systems have grown in popularity over the years and they're currently one of the most common urban farming techniques. But while closed loop gardens—including the one you see above —are

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DIY Hugelkultur: How To Build Raised Permaculture Garden Beds

DIY Hugelkultur: How To Build Raised Permaculture Garden Beds

Although the term "hugelkultur" was coined by German horticulturalists Hans Beba and Herman Andra in the late 1970s, the actual technique has probably been used for thousands of years. Roughly translated

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The Ienami Bonkei Planter is a Green-Roofed Cityscape for Your Desk

The Ienami Bonkei Planter is a Green-Roofed Cityscape for Your Desk

For those trapped in an office who yearn to gaze upon a bucolic landscape, the Ienami Bonkei Planter by Japanese designer Chiaki Murata is the perfect desk accessory. Bonkei is the art of creating natural

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The Super®Bag Vertical Growbag Makes Gardening in Small Spaces Much Simpler

The Super®Bag Vertical Growbag Makes Gardening in Small Spaces Much Simpler

The Super®Bag is a vertical growbag made for urban gardeners. This cool and simple idea from Harvey Grows provides a fantastic growing solution for those who live in the city and have limited outdoor

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Reading Your Weeds: What’s Your Soil Telling You?

Reading Your Weeds: What’s Your Soil Telling You?

So, it's August, which means that September is a few short weeks away, and most gardeners will be reaping the rewards of their labors right about now. Tomatoes will be ripening on the vine, squashes will

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DIY: How to Make Garden Faerie Houses, Pixie Towers, and Toad Homes from Reclaimed Materials

DIY: How to Make Garden Faerie Houses, Pixie Towers, and Toad Homes from Reclaimed Materials

What You'll Need: Sketch pad or blank paper Pencil Base structure (empty plastic drink bottles work well, as do aluminum cans) Cutting implements (scissors for plastic, metal shears for

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Real Food Farm’s Mobile Market is a Produce Oasis in the Food Deserts of Baltimore

Real Food Farm’s Mobile Market is a Produce Oasis in the Food Deserts of Baltimore

Food Deserts are areas where a supermarket is more than 1/4 mile away, poverty is high, access to a vehicle is rare and the average Healthy Food Availability Index score is very low. The area surrounding

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Sheraton Vertical Garden Built for Mile High Gardening Conference in Denver

Sheraton Vertical Garden Built for Mile High Gardening Conference in Denver

Denver's Mile High Gardening Conference brought together gardeners and growing experts from around the world for a two-day conference at the downtown Sheraton Hotel. To celebrate the conference,

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Attracting Pollinators: Plants that Encourage Bees, Butterflies, and Birds to Visit

Attracting Pollinators: Plants that Encourage Bees, Butterflies, and Birds to Visit

Most people have a pretty good idea of what pollen is. Some know it as the fuzzy, fluffy stuff that flies through the air and makes them sneeze from March to November, while others may get daubed on the

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Start an Organic Garden Anywhere Using Fizzy Farms Compact Hydroponic Grower

Start an Organic Garden Anywhere Using Fizzy Farms Compact Hydroponic Grower

Do you want a healthy organic garden, but find yourself without the space, skill or time to successfully plant one? The Fizzy Farm helps makes growing fruits, veggies and herbs at home a little easier

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Andrew de Melo’s Aquaponic Blue Green Box Uses Fish Waste to Provide Nutrients for Plants

Andrew de Melo’s Aquaponic Blue Green Box Uses Fish Waste to Provide Nutrients for Plants

The Blue Green Box is plant growing system for your 10-gallon freshwater aquarium. The multi-faceted design uses the nutrients from waste generated by fish to help promote healthy and speedy plant

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GSky Unveils Lush Living Wall at Twitter’s San Francisco Headquarters

GSky Unveils Lush Living Wall at Twitter’s San Francisco Headquarters

We've featured several of GSky's beautiful living walls in the past - and the latest place to sport a green vertical garden is Twitter's headquarters in San Francisco! The 225 square foot GSky Versa green

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