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Turn Your Balcony into an Urban Farm with Skypots

Turn Your Balcony into an Urban Farm with Skypots

No matter how small your urban outdoor space is, it can offer a lot of unused space above your head. Skypots let you use that space to its full potential by offering a variety of simple white spheres with

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Ryue Nishiziwa’s Gorgeous Vertical Garden House Takes Root in Tokyo

Ryue Nishiziwa’s Gorgeous Vertical Garden House Takes Root in Tokyo

Instead of a true facade, full-height windows, curtains, benches, and planters separate rooms and amenities. A living room and kitchen occupy the ground floor. Ascending the painted steel staircase leads

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New Seed Bomb McDonald’s Ad is Illegal to Remove Because It’s Made of Protected Poppies

New Seed Bomb McDonald’s Ad is Illegal to Remove Because It’s Made of Protected Poppies

This new McDonald’s ad that appeared on the side of the road in California has more staying power than any regular billboard because it's actually illegal to remove.  The sign is actually the result of

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The Extensive Montreal Botanical Garden is a Lush Escape From the City Streets

The Extensive Montreal Botanical Garden is a Lush Escape From the City Streets

Founded in 1931, the gardens take visitors on a journey through gardens of the world, both inside and out. The brainchild of Brother Marie-Victorin, the construction of the original Art Deco buildings

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Urban Patches is a Website That Teaches and Connects Aspiring City Farmers

Urban Patches is a Website That Teaches and Connects Aspiring City Farmers

Hoping to get your own urban farm started this year but unsure where to begin? Urban Patches is a website that can help! With interviews from current, economically successful urban farmers, best

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HORTUS is a Crazy Greenhouse Contraption of 300+ Algae-Filled Bags

HORTUS is a Crazy Greenhouse Contraption of 300+ Algae-Filled Bags

HORTUS -- or Hydro Organisms Responsive To Urban Stimuli -- is a crazy new exhibit in London made up of 325 transparent bags of algae hanging from the ceiling via a network of ropes. Long plastic tubes

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The Mino Garden Gnome Will Feed Your Plants Before It Disappears from Your Garden

The Mino Garden Gnome Will Feed Your Plants Before It Disappears from Your Garden

Giovanni Tomasini's Mino Garden Gnome is a much more enterprising dwarf than those past. Despite its jazzy colors, the classic gnome we've all come to love is a melancholic figure, condemned to a purely

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Thousands of Vacant Houses Set to Bloom into Urban Gardens in Cleveland, Ohio

Thousands of Vacant Houses Set to Bloom into Urban Gardens in Cleveland, Ohio

So far Cleveland has flattened 6,400 homes since 2005, and another 20,000 are slated for demolition throughout the county. Replacing these dilapidated areas will be parks, yards and community gardens

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Amazing Forestiere Underground Gardens Were Hand Carved With Only a Pick and Shovel

Amazing Forestiere Underground Gardens Were Hand Carved With Only a Pick and Shovel

Photo © Yale B Quan Forestiere began building the underground arboretum in 1906 when he bought land near Fresno that he thought was fertile, but soon discovered it was hardpan.  Seeking to escape the

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Detroit’s Urban Agriculture Movement Could Help ‘Green’ the City

Detroit’s Urban Agriculture Movement Could Help ‘Green’ the City

Often dubbed a “shrinking city”, Detroit has been plagued by urban decay and is known for its vacant houses and abandoned plots of land. But in some areas local residents are reinventing the

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Quirky Seed-Sprouting Paper Pulp Faces Are the Creepiest Way to Garden

Quirky Seed-Sprouting Paper Pulp Faces Are the Creepiest Way to Garden

We've seen lots of quirky gardening ideas here at Inhabitat, but these sprouting seed faces are one of the strangest concepts we've come across. Formed from recycled paper pulp filled with organic

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Sprout Seeds in an Old Comic With Manga Farming’s Miniature Gardens

Sprout Seeds in an Old Comic With Manga Farming’s Miniature Gardens

Indoor gardening doesn't get much cooler than this awesome Manga Farming planter by Koshi Kawachi. The artist recycles old comic books by turning them into miniature vegetable plots. Seeds are planted

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Austin’s Ben White University Federal Credit Union Banks on Sustainable Design

Austin’s Ben White University Federal Credit Union Banks on Sustainable Design

The bank branch is located within walking distance of a mixed-use development, and special attention was paid to the site in order to minimize impact and reduce the urban heat island effect. Extensive sun

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“Outside In House” by Takeshi Hosaka Brings Nature Inside with Lush Garden Floors

“Outside In House” by Takeshi Hosaka Brings Nature Inside with Lush Garden Floors

The southern-most area of the home holds the multi-use dining and lounge room. This unique area features a collapsible clear glass wall that can be opened up to the wooded area behind the house. Nature is

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Parasite Farm: Brilliant Indoor Garden and Compost System Adapts to Any Kitchen

Parasite Farm: Brilliant Indoor Garden and Compost System Adapts to Any Kitchen

The Parasite Farm is a new indoor gardening system that encourages small space urban gardening while composting waste into fresh, fertile soil. Designed by Charlotte Dieckmann and Nils Ferber, the system

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Packaging the Future: REI “Unpackages” Five of Their Popular Products

Packaging the Future: REI “Unpackages” Five of Their Popular Products

“Before” example of a kids Novara bike: Smarter, lightweight packaging means most of the waste above is eliminated. According to Eric Abraham, REI’s packaging engineering manager, the

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Occupy Vacant Lots Project Constructs a Pre-Fab Shed for Urban Gardeners

Occupy Vacant Lots Project Constructs a Pre-Fab Shed for Urban Gardeners

Students at Green Mountain College (GMC) recently took on a mission to develop a shed for urban farmers that would suit the needs of the gardeners of the future. The OVaL Shed -- otherwise known as the

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Mobile Urban Agriculture Blooms in Berlin’s Prinzessinnengarten

Mobile Urban Agriculture Blooms in Berlin’s Prinzessinnengarten

Inhabitat writer Ana Lisa Alperovich visited Prinzessinnengarten and talked to Marco Clausen, who together with Robert Shaw created the fantastic blooming space. Clausen told us how they were inspired by

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Green Moss Graffiti!

DIY: How to Make Your Own Green Moss Graffiti!

We lurve green graffiti, so when we spotted this DIY moss graffiti recipe over on Green Prophet we just had to share it with you. Stories from Space is experimenting with the perfect formula that allows

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Spy-Approved Accessories for Subversive Gardeners and Stealth Planting

Spy-Approved Accessories for Subversive Gardeners and Stealth Planting

Are you itching to turn a neglected lot in your neighborhood into a lush garden, but it's technically frowned upon by the town?  Since we can't see the harm of adding some green, check out Vanessa

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Green Thumb

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Green Thumb

Whether you know someone with a blossoming flower garden, or someone who has yet to cross off “planting tomatoes” on their to-do list, give them a gift that will keep things growing this

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Azuma Makoto Gardening Club Brings Modern Design to Japanese Concept Center

Azuma Makoto Gardening Club Brings Modern Design to Japanese Concept Center

In the midst of the Ark Hills concept center in Japan, garden designers from Azuma Makoto Gardening Club are regularly working on new designs to reshape green centerpieces in the heart of the Mori

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Please Touch Community Garden Greens Abandoned San Francisco Lot

Please Touch Community Garden Greens Abandoned San Francisco Lot

GK Callahan is the director of the Please Touch project, and is also a teacher at the nearby Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which serves the Bay Area community. It was while volunteering

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Leopoldo City Garden Lets Urban Gardeners Grow Vegetables Practically Anywhere

Leopoldo City Garden Lets Urban Gardeners Grow Vegetables Practically Anywhere

We love seeing cool urban gardening systems that allow space-starved city dwellers to grow their own vegetables, and the Leopoldo City Garden is another great design for green-thumbed readers. The

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Ginger Group Unveils Plan to Transform the Eiffel Tower Into a Gigantic Tree

Ginger Group Unveils Plan to Transform the Eiffel Tower Into a Gigantic Tree

A group of consultants in Paris has hatched a plan to turn the Eiffel Tower into a giant tree by covering it with 600,000 plants. Their dream is to literally plant the 324 meter tall aesthetic symbol of

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EcoVillage at Ithaca Offers Sustainable Living in a Community Setting

EcoVillage at Ithaca Offers Sustainable Living in a Community Setting

Joan Bokaer and Liz Walker were the founding co-directors of EcoVillage Ithaca. Inspired by co-housing projects that appeared in Denmark in the 1960s, the two were drawn to the balance of having a rich

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Window Farms Lets Green Thumbs Grow Fresh Veggies Indoors

Window Farms Lets Green Thumbs Grow Fresh Veggies Indoors

We've been fans of Window Farm's edible gardens for long while, and just in time for the holiday season the team has evolved their fantastic gardening systems to create a brand new stand-up version of

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Biodegradable Pod Garden Makes Planting Fresh Herbs a Snap

Biodegradable Pod Garden Makes Planting Fresh Herbs a Snap

Joe Bradford developed the Pod herb garden while he was a student at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. It's designed to offer an easy way for urban residents to grow herbs and other plants at home.

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