Gardening

Kingscross Skip Garden Turns Old Skips Into a Verdant Edible Garden

Kingscross Skip Garden Turns Old Skips Into a Verdant Edible Garden

Old skips have been transformed into a lush and verdant organic vegetable garden at Kingscross Skip Garden. Situated in the center of London on a former bus park site, the garden has been designed to be

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Grow Up! How to Design Vertical Gardens for Tiny Spaces

Grow Up! How to Design Vertical Gardens for Tiny Spaces

If you're one of the many people in the northern hemisphere who are counting down the days 'til springtime, chances are you may have also been daydreaming about gardening as well. March isn't just one of

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The World’s Diet has Changed to Rely on Just a Few Standard Crops

The World’s Diet has Changed to Rely on Just a Few Standard Crops

Researchers from the International Center of Tropical Agriculture have noticed that the global diet over the past 50 years has come to rely on a few main food types. The crops that have become popular

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Grow Yummy Shiitakes at Home with the CTAKEO Mushroom Growing Kit

Grow Yummy Shiitakes at Home with the CTAKEO Mushroom Growing Kit

CTAKEO is a mushroom growing kit made from sawdust and mycelium, designed especially for cultivating delicious shiitake mushrooms. What makes CTAKEO distinctive is that it’s decorated like a boxed

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DIY: How to Sprout Seeds and Beans on Your Kitchen Counter

DIY: How to Sprout Seeds and Beans on Your Kitchen Counter

At my local grocery store, out here in the middle of nowhere, a head of cauliflower costs $5 and a wilted ball of lettuce might run you $3. It's a far cry from the vibrant fruit and vegetable markets we

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Eco-Chic Corkit Flower Pots Are Made From Recycled Wine Corks

Eco-Chic Corkit Flower Pots Are Made From Recycled Wine Corks

Corkits are eco-friendly pots made from recycled cork and non-toxic materials that put a green twist on the traditional flower pot. Corkits are great for small plants such as herbs, spices, and flowers.

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Opus Garten’s Hangen Wall Planter Makes It Easy to Grow Greens Indoors Year-Round

Opus Garten’s Hangen Wall Planter Makes It Easy to Grow Greens Indoors Year-Round

For many of us, growing season is short, and we spend most of our time indoors at work or at home. Opus Garten has just launched a new line of indoor gardening products with a design that's perfect for

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EcoMow Grass-Powered Robotic Lawnmower is its Own Energy Factory!

EcoMow Grass-Powered Robotic Lawnmower is its Own Energy Factory!

EcoMow, a startup founded by engineers and business students from George Mason University, is working on an automatic lawnmower that literally creates its own fuel. Between the tailpipe emissions and

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The AquaDesigner Living Fountain Provides a Beautiful Way to Grow Food at Home Year-Round

The AquaDesigner Living Fountain Provides a Beautiful Way to Grow Food at Home Year-Round

For gardeners looking to grow their own food year-round without worrying about the harsh winter weather, aquaponics is the way of the future. With $2.5 billion spent nationwide on U.S. food gardens and a

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Nicola Spinetto Unveils Stunning Multi-level Pop Up Garden in Italy

Nicola Spinetto Unveils Stunning Multi-level Pop Up Garden in Italy

Designed in collaboration with Daniele Mainetti, this layered garden is located at the back of a family home in the town of Chiavari on the Italian Riviera. The garden measures 540 x 40 square feet, and

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Moss FM: World’s First Plant-Powered Radio Uses “Biological Solar Panels”

Moss FM: World’s First Plant-Powered Radio Uses “Biological Solar Panels”

Moss FM is the world's first plant-powered radio! The neatly arranged pots of moss form a Photo Microbial Fuel Cell that captures electrons generated during photosynthesis and converts them into

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Public Urinals Help Amsterdam Harvest Pee as Fertilizer for Green Roofs

Public Urinals Help Amsterdam Harvest Pee as Fertilizer for Green Roofs

Photo of green roof via Shutterstock The idea of someone sprinkling urine on building rooftops sounds like a major health hazard, but that's just what Amsterdam's water utility, Waternet, recently

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2.5 Acre Underground Farm Could Grow Fresh Veggies Below London Streets

2.5 Acre Underground Farm Could Grow Fresh Veggies Below London Streets

Entrepreneurs Richard Ballard and Steven Dring are planning to transform the passageways under London’s Northern Line into the world’s largest subterranean farm. The project, named “Growing

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Harry Yoell’s Potato Starch Plant Pots Biodegrade at the End of Their Lifecycle

Harry Yoell’s Potato Starch Plant Pots Biodegrade at the End of Their Lifecycle

Designer Harry Yoell created this set of sustainable herb pots from his own potato starch-based bioplastic. The green material is very light and strong, and once the pots have served their purpose they

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Bioglow’s Starlight Avatar is the World’s First Light Producing Plant

Bioglow’s Starlight Avatar is the World’s First Light Producing Plant

Missouri-based Bioglow has been working on light-producing plants for a number of years and finally has one that they can sell. Starlight Avatar™ is an auto luminescent plant that generates light

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Savanna Studios’ Modular Pixel Planter Also Features a Fan to Draw In Polluted Air

Savanna Studios’ Modular Pixel Planter Also Features a Fan to Draw In Polluted Air

Can an art project improve indoor air quality, educate young people, and create healthier classrooms? That's what Des Moines startup Savanna Studios is working to prove through its new Pixel project. A

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DIY: How to Build an Insect Hotel from Found Materials

DIY: How to Build an Insect Hotel from Found Materials

Some of you might think it's crazy to start thinking about gardening when winter is just getting started, but the opposite couldn't be more true! When the wind is howling and snow is piling up outside

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Build Your Own Green Garden with Togetherfarm’s Recycled Plastic Building Blocks

Build Your Own Green Garden with Togetherfarm’s Recycled Plastic Building Blocks

These playful Togetherfarm blocks made entirely from recycled plastic allow users to build their own raised garden beds in under five minutes. Inspired by LEGO building blocks, the recycled plastic bricks

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Brilliant 3D Grass Printer Can Print a Garden in Any Shape You Can Imagine

Brilliant 3D Grass Printer Can Print a Garden in Any Shape You Can Imagine

Gardening just entered the 21st century - a team of students at the University of Maribor in Slovenia developed an innovative 3D printer that can create objects out of living grass! Maja Petek, Tina

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NASA Plans to Grow Plants on the Moon in 2015

NASA Plans to Grow Plants on the Moon in 2015

NASA just announced plans to grow plants on the moon in 2015 as the first step towards sustaining life on other planets. A group of scientists, contractors, students, and volunteers called the Lunar Plant

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SHJWORKS’ Pop-Up Greenhouses Add a Splash of Summer to Cold Climates

SHJWORKS’ Pop-Up Greenhouses Add a Splash of Summer to Cold Climates

A modern interpretation of the 19th century glass-and-iron greenhouses, the Invisible Garden House clusters customizable modular domes in varying shapes and sizes. For their triple pod pilot project,

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Cybernetic Meadow Planters Pair Household Gadgets With Living Plants!

Cybernetic Meadow Planters Pair Household Gadgets With Living Plants!

Why isn't computing more like gardening? The Cybernetic Meadow Collection is a series of handmade objects that seek to reorient our relationship to technology at home. People have accepted WIFI routers,

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Artist Bruce Munro Creates Brilliant Fiber Optic Fields of Light

Artist Bruce Munro Creates Brilliant Fiber Optic Fields of Light

Bruce Munro is a lighting designer with considerable experience in commercial, private and public installations. He is well known for adventurous sculptural light works and is well versed in all types of

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Ken Rinaldo’s Cascading Garden Uses Vermiponics for Growing Veggies Vertically

Ken Rinaldo’s Cascading Garden Uses Vermiponics for Growing Veggies Vertically

Ken Rinaldo, artist and professor at Ohio State University's Knowlton School of Architecture, recently brought his innovative “Cascading Garden” research project to Russia. The living installation

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SHIFT’s La Morena Flower Planters Give Cold Hard Concrete a Delicate Look

SHIFT’s La Morena Flower Planters Give Cold Hard Concrete a Delicate Look

Concrete is generally thought of as a cold and hard industrial material, but SHIFT is on a mission to bring to light the inherent beauty of this often misunderstood material. "La Morena” is their first

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Edible Austrian Pavilion Scoops First Runner Up for the 2015 Milan Expo

Edible Austrian Pavilion Scoops First Runner Up for the 2015 Milan Expo

The edible Austrian Pavilion designed by Chris Precht from Prenda and Alex Daxböck won first runner-up in the international design competition for the Milan Expo 2015. Inspired by the 2015 expo theme

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Biotic Earth Infographic Shows How Soil Building Techniques Can Encourage Plants to Grow

Biotic Earth Infographic Shows How Soil Building Techniques Can Encourage Plants to Grow

Biotic Earth just launched a new infographic that shows a variety of ‘soil building’ techniques that can improve arable land and encourage plants to grow. The infographic explores how soil is

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BioCellar Turns Abandoned Cleveland House into a Center for Urban Farming

BioCellar Turns Abandoned Cleveland House into a Center for Urban Farming

Cleveland has just unveiled the world’s first BioCellar, a sustainable agriculture project that’s a smart mix of urban design, architecture, and biology. Built upon the masonry foundation of an

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Soaring Three-Story High GSky Green Wall Brings a Historic Building to Life

Soaring Three-Story High GSky Green Wall Brings a Historic Building to Life

GSky Plant Systems has installed a beautiful 1226 sq. ft. living wall in the atrium of a five-story historic building, 888 Brannan. Located below a massive skylight, the verdant GSky green wall is an

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The planTree Hydroponic Cultivator Helps Households Grow Organic Food Indoors

The planTree Hydroponic Cultivator Helps Households Grow Organic Food Indoors

Designed by Nur Yıldırım for the kitchens of  the future, planTree is a hydroponic based system that allows homes to grow organic food from seed. The system uses automatic water and nutrition

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