Gardening

Aeroponic Vertical Farm: High-Yield Terraced Rice Paddies for the Philippines

Aeroponic Vertical Farm: High-Yield Terraced Rice Paddies for the Philippines

The Aeroponic Vertical Farm is made up of an array of bamboo parallelograms that are formed to create stepped terraces of rice fields. Located in cities, these compact farms would not only help grow rice

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Echo Architecture Unveils Greenscaper Hotel Wrapped With Living Foliage

Echo Architecture Unveils Greenscaper Hotel Wrapped With Living Foliage

Echo Design and Architecture's Greenscraper focuses on creating a diverse and sustainable new hybrid environment. The building combines public and private areas, each with a strong identity enriched by

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Café Botanical Creates a Direct Connection with Iceland’s Akureyri Gardens

Café Botanical Creates a Direct Connection with Iceland’s Akureyri Gardens

Akureyri's city council commissioned Kollgata Arkitektur to create a café for the gardens to celebrate the city's 150th anniversary as well as the garden's 100th anniversary. The Botanical Gardens were

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Seedballs: Marble-Sized Balls Packed with Wildflower Seeds for Guerilla Gardening

Seedballs: Marble-Sized Balls Packed with Wildflower Seeds for Guerilla Gardening

In 2010, a group of sustainability academics launched a global eco-social enterprise called MAYA to make sure their research would have real world impact. Now, the team has come up with a new way to

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Former TEPCO Executive Builds a Solar-Agriculture Park Near Fukushima

Former TEPCO Executive Builds a Solar-Agriculture Park Near Fukushima

Former Tepco executive Eiju Hangai, who quit the company a few months before the 2011 devastating tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, has built a solar agricultural park near the power plant. The

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Grow Your Own Healthy Greens in the Freshlife Stacking Sprouter

Grow Your Own Healthy Greens in the Freshlife Stacking Sprouter

Sprouts and edible grasses are very rich in nutrients, but anyone who has ended up with mush instead of tasty green knows that growing them at home can be tedious. Fresh wheatgrass, micro-greens, and

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Verti-Cult: Miniwiz Unveils Glowing Green Wall Made From Recycled Bottles

Verti-Cult: Miniwiz Unveils Glowing Green Wall Made From Recycled Bottles

Taipei-based Miniwiz just unveiled a brand new system that transforms old bottles into gorgeous glowing green walls! Dubbed Verti-Cult, the system is made from 100% recycled Polyethylene milk and juice

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Damien Chivialle’s Urban Farming Units Transform Old Shipping Containers into Greenhouses for Organic Produce

Damien Chivialle’s Urban Farming Units Transform Old Shipping Containers into Greenhouses for Organic Produce

Within the containers Chivialle has designed a complex aquaponics system to enable circular agricultural processes. The containers each contain two cubic meters of water in which bacteria transforms fish

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The InVaso Self-Watering Sponge Pot is Great for Forgetful Gardeners

The InVaso Self-Watering Sponge Pot is Great for Forgetful Gardeners

Even the most dedicated green thumbs may occasionally forget to water their plants. Enter InVaso — a self-watering sponge vase created by industrial designer Stefano Claudio Bison. Made from the same

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Top 10 Eco Products from the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show

Top 10 Eco Products from the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show

Expanding on their line of flat-pack water bottles, Vapur has introduced MicroFilter, a filter that safely removes 99.99% of bacteria and organic matter. Filtering up to 1,000 liters over its lifespan,

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7 Vibrant Vertical Gardens and Gorgeous Green Walls

7 Vibrant Vertical Gardens and Gorgeous Green Walls

Winter blues got you down? Why not let these greens perk you up? We've put together a slideshow of vertical garden eye candy for you that will make you forget all about the cold weather and have you

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Rosenbaum Creates a Sprawling Vertical Garden from Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles

Rosenbaum Creates a Sprawling Vertical Garden from Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles

For Home Sweet Home, Rosenbaum transformed over fifty Brazilian homes with colorful makeovers that were easy on the wallet. Their beautiful homemade vertical garden infuses a home's walkway with greenery,

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Create a Gorgeous Vertical Garden Indoors Using the Urban Zeal Planter

Create a Gorgeous Vertical Garden Indoors Using the Urban Zeal Planter

Add some life to your walls with one Urban Zeal Planters vertical wall gardens. Each planter system comes with a special planting recipe that shows how you can design a framed vertical garden with a

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Beanstalks are Cute and Quirky Indoor Planter Pods Perfect for Both Kids and Adults

Beanstalks are Cute and Quirky Indoor Planter Pods Perfect for Both Kids and Adults

Get your children excited about indoor gardening and nature with one of these magical Beanstalk pods! A cute and quirky design, the Beanstalk requires no soil, no watering, and virtually no effort to get

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Montreal-based PlantCatching Website Finds a Home for Unwanted Seeds, Bulbs and Plants

Montreal-based PlantCatching Website Finds a Home for Unwanted Seeds, Bulbs and Plants

Photo via Shutterstock Developed by Nicholas Cadilhac, a computer scientist and enthusiastic gardener in Montreal, PlantCatching is a website that helps people share unwanted plants, seeds, bulbs and

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Support the Hariyo Chowk Urban Garden Project in Kathmandu, Nepal!

Support the Hariyo Chowk Urban Garden Project in Kathmandu, Nepal!

The Sattya Media Arts Collective in Kathmandu, Nepal has set out to transform a vacant site into a modern adaptation of a traditional chowk, or town square. Dubbed Hariyo Chowk or "green square", the

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Time Circus Builds a Floating Vegetable Garden on an Abandoned Ship Crane in Belgium

Time Circus Builds a Floating Vegetable Garden on an Abandoned Ship Crane in Belgium

Antwerp’s MAS Museum lent the people at Time Circus an old unused crane on which the collective built their cool green space. Anchored at Bonapartedok, the experimental space is designed to engage

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Biopesticides Grown From Mushrooms Offer Non-Toxic Way to Protect Crops From Unwanted Guests

Biopesticides Grown From Mushrooms Offer Non-Toxic Way to Protect Crops From Unwanted Guests

Locust on barley photo from Shutterstock Feeding seven billion hungry humans is no easy task - especially when crop-killing insects are competing for first dibs on agriculture. Deadly chemical

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AtelierD’s Giant Honeycomb Bee Hotel Attracts Pollinators & Humans Alike

AtelierD’s Giant Honeycomb Bee Hotel Attracts Pollinators & Humans Alike

The Muttersholtz Archi Festival took place last September and brought together students, architects and artists interested in sustainable development and eco-tourism. Groups built simple and modest

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Daniel Zeller’s Terrarium Desktop Brings a Bit of Plant Life to the Daily Grind

Daniel Zeller’s Terrarium Desktop Brings a Bit of Plant Life to the Daily Grind

Bored with the long and cold winters in Norway, product developer Daniel Zeller created the Terrarium Desktop to add some green plants to his everyday work experience. The design is inspired by garden

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Future Tech Farm: A Distributed Farm Made of Modular, Internet-Enabled Aquaponic Gardens

Future Tech Farm: A Distributed Farm Made of Modular, Internet-Enabled Aquaponic Gardens

Future Tech Farm is a decentralized and distributed farm that consists of a series of small aquaponic grow systems connected via the internet. Upon receiving a module, users open up their grow systems,

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Automate Your Garden With HavestGeek’s Plant Monitoring Technology

Automate Your Garden With HavestGeek’s Plant Monitoring Technology

The urban gardening movement is quickly entering the Information Age. Designed by Mike Alt, HarvestGeek is a program that monitors the condition of your fruits and veggies in order to produce the greatest

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Urban Farm School Opens in Asheville, North Carolina

Urban Farm School Opens in Asheville, North Carolina

Based in one of the country’s hotbeds of local food culture, the Urban Farm School just launched its first year with 100 instructors and sites in Asheville, North Carolina. The Urban Farm School is a

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Melbourne Water Encourages Australian Citizens to Build 10,000 Rain Gardens

Melbourne Water Encourages Australian Citizens to Build 10,000 Rain Gardens

Melbourne Water, a water supply company owned by the Victorian State Government, is encouraging Australian residents to create 10,000 rain gardens - and they're already up to 7,804! A rain garden is a

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Ambius’ Beautiful Green Wall at Queens University of Charlotte Features a Double-Helix Design

Ambius’ Beautiful Green Wall at Queens University of Charlotte Features a Double-Helix Design

In line with the university’s commitment to green design, Queens University of Charlotte unveiled a 735 square-foot green wall on the exterior of the school’s brand-new Rogers Science and Health

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Data From Google Earth Helps to Uncover Chicago’s Hidden Urban Farms

Data From Google Earth Helps to Uncover Chicago’s Hidden Urban Farms

Google Earth has already been helpful in such endeavors as monitoring the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and determining the location of landmines. Now, advocates of urban agriculture are using the

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The Farm Buddy Makes It Easy to Grow Your Own Large Living Walls

The Farm Buddy Makes It Easy to Grow Your Own Large Living Walls

A new approach to living walls has arrived! Called the Farm Buddy, this cool vertical garden kit aims to simplify living walls with its unique design. Using a peat moss sponge with a felt covering as its

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The Sprout Hog Is a Cute and Fun Way to Get Kids to Grow Plants

The Sprout Hog Is a Cute and Fun Way to Get Kids to Grow Plants

Check out this little Sprout Hog – an earthenware sculpture made for growing sprouts for small people. Simply place a piece of old washcloth or similar fabric in the bottom of the hog, sprinkle some

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Eco-Friendly Holiday Gifts for Green Thumbs!

Eco-Friendly Holiday Gifts for Green Thumbs!

If you've got someone on your list who loves to garden, then 'tis the season to give that green thumb a gift that will help them tend to the world’s plants, flowers and veggies. We’ve rounded up some

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BOARD’s Recycled Apartment Playground is Made from Items Donated by Surrounding Apartments

BOARD’s Recycled Apartment Playground is Made from Items Donated by Surrounding Apartments

BOARD began its design by first recognizing the competition organizers’ wish to involve the surrounding buildings as much as possible. The design team enlarged a typical neighboring apartment floorplan

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