Gardening

Bloombox iPhone Docking Station is a Living Natural Acoustic Amplifier

Bloombox iPhone Docking Station is a Living Natural Acoustic Amplifier

Gardening and technology don't always mix, but in the case of the Bloombox, a living iPhone acoustic amplifier, it's like star-crossed lovers have finally been united. The Bloombox is the brilliant idea

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N.I. Teijin Shoji’s Aquaponics Fish Tank Grows Fresh Vegetables Indoors

N.I. Teijin Shoji’s Aquaponics Fish Tank Grows Fresh Vegetables Indoors

This small aquaponics system, designed as a therapeutic indoor display has been developed by N.I. Teijin Shoji, grows fresh lettuce and fish. The aquaponics system consists of a fish tank and a vegetable

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INHABITAT Picks Up Gardening Tips From Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco

INHABITAT Picks Up Gardening Tips From Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco

Upcycled Vehicles Make Hip Planters Take one old beaten up, broken down car, add a truckload of soil and a whole bunch of plants and you get an awesome new planter. If you don't have enough space for a

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HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

Avocados are one of the wonderful fruits of summer. High in nutrition and flavor, nothing signals the start of summer like a zesty lime guacamole dip with tortilla chips. The next time you’re making

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Domegrown’s Simple, Innovative Geodesic Greenhouses Encourage Lush Tropical Gardens

Domegrown’s Simple, Innovative Geodesic Greenhouses Encourage Lush Tropical Gardens

The designers developed the concept to allow budding gardeners to install the dome themselves, which they say can be erected "quicker that any current building in equivalent size." Hard to believe when

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The Plant-A-Saurus: A Colorful and Quirky Dino-Shaped Planter from Shelter and Black Shop

The Plant-A-Saurus: A Colorful and Quirky Dino-Shaped Planter from Shelter and Black Shop

These quirky dinosaur planters become a brilliant way of combining gardening with an imaginative prehistoric creature. Spotted at this year's Dwell on Design, the clever decorative plant pots have been

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UCLA Campus to Get a Green Makeover By the Student Food Collective

UCLA Campus to Get a Green Makeover By the Student Food Collective

With the help of some pro-active social-networking on Facebook, the UCLA campus is being transformed into a new food cooperative. 'GOOD Maker' collaborated with UCLA’s BGreen Consulting to launch the

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Larger Than Life LEGO Animals Pop Up at Iowa’s Reiman Gardens!

Larger Than Life LEGO Animals Pop Up at Iowa’s Reiman Gardens!

Reiman Gardens is one of the largest public gardens in the state and serves as the entrance to Iowa State University and the city of Ames. The Nature Connects show is part of Reiman Gardens' 2012 Some

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A Community Garden Blooms at Berlin’s Abandoned Tempelhof Airport

A Community Garden Blooms at Berlin’s Abandoned Tempelhof Airport

These gardens are visited daily by a truly diverse range of people who come to enjoy the vast, open space provided by the abandoned airport site. Blooming under the Tempelhofer Freiheit umbrella, this

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Artist Jaroslaw Koziara’s Gigantic Fish Sows Seeds of Unity Between Poland and Ukraine

Artist Jaroslaw Koziara’s Gigantic Fish Sows Seeds of Unity Between Poland and Ukraine

Artist Jaroslaw Koziara grew this gigantic 'crop circle' fish on fields between Horodyszcze (Poland) and Warez (Ukraine) for the Land Art Festival. He wanted to symbolize the history of unity and of trade

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Vicky Pendant Lamp Terrarium Shines a Light on Indoor Gardening

Vicky Pendant Lamp Terrarium Shines a Light on Indoor Gardening

Mexican-born, Netherlands-based designer José de la O unveiled a brilliant hanging pendant lamp that doubles as a vegetable garden at this year's Milan Furniture Fair. Dubbed "Vicky", the lamp uses a

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Kenji Huang Designs a Wooden Toolkit to Help Children Connect with Nature

Kenji Huang Designs a Wooden Toolkit to Help Children Connect with Nature

Flooded with cheap plastic toys and electronic games, the world of children's toys is in need of stronger, basic designs. Created by Kenji Huang, a half-Japanese, half-Taiwanese designer Ima-jen

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10 Awesome Eco-Activities to Do This Earth Day

10 Awesome Eco-Activities to Do This Earth Day

Happy Hikers, Shutterstock 1. Take a Hike There is no better way to get back in touch with the Earth's rhythms than to actually go outdoors and experience its many wonders. This Earth Day, why not take

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6 Super Easy Gardening Projects To Do This Weekend

6 Super Easy Gardening Projects To Do This Weekend

Vertical Garden Panels by Flora Grubb If you've been admiring the beautiful floral work and installations by Flora Grubb but can't get out to San Fran, fear not, because she has plenty of DIY kits for

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6 Hard-to-Kill Plants for the Recovering Brown Thumb

6 Hard-to-Kill Plants for the Recovering Brown Thumb

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) Sorry for using morbidity to illustrate our point, but the ZZ plant is so hardy, it will most likely outlive you. This cockroach of the plant world thrives in almost all

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Incredible Gardens Sprout in Quebec for the International Garden Festival

Incredible Gardens Sprout in Quebec for the International Garden Festival

Redford Gardens in Grand-Métis, Québec, Canada is set to host the 13th edition of the International Garden Festival from June 23 to September 30, 2012. An amazing array of botanical feats will be on

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Lush Living Wall Masks the Construction Site of a New Philadelphia Shake Shack

Lush Living Wall Masks the Construction Site of a New Philadelphia Shake Shack

Shake Shack is set to open their new Philly restaurant in the beginning of the summer at 2000 Sansom Street (corner of 20th and Sansom), near beautiful Rittenhouse Square in Center City. Until it's

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7 Indoor Plants That Purify the Air Around You Naturally

7 Indoor Plants That Purify the Air Around You Naturally

Dendrobium and Phaeleonopsis Orchids Orchids have a bad reputation as being finicky and difficult to grow, but really, the opposite is true. On our recent trip to Costa Farms, we learned that orchids

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Coconut Coir Makes an Eco-Friendly Soil That Helps The Earth & Your Plants To Thrive

Coconut Coir Makes an Eco-Friendly Soil That Helps The Earth & Your Plants To Thrive

Check out the roots of the plant on the left (which was grown in peat) and compare them to the roots of the plant on the right (grown in coconut coir). Anyone who has ever cared for plants has probably

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HOW TO: Use Naturemill’s Metro Composter to Compost Indoors Without the Odor

HOW TO: Use Naturemill’s Metro Composter to Compost Indoors Without the Odor

STEP 1: Getting set up Remove all of the contents from the shipping box and find a good spot in your home to keep your unit. You will need to be close to an electric outlet, so a kitchen counter may

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Mind the Plant Garden Planters Are Made from Recycled Plastic from Local Construction Sites

Mind the Plant Garden Planters Are Made from Recycled Plastic from Local Construction Sites

Mind the Plant makes its garden planters from recycled plastic from local construction sites. The woven baskets are manufactured locally by the work integrating social co-op YallaTrappan in Malmo, Sweden.

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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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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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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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The Montblanc House is a Heavenly White Mountain of a Home in Japan

The Montblanc House is a Heavenly White Mountain of a Home in Japan

The Montblanc House, which is also known as "Shiroi Yama no You no Ie" in Japanese or "House That Resembles a White Mountain," is a three story home that we think was named quite aptly. Designed by

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Rainwater Harvesting PET-Tree System Makes Urban Gardening a Breeze

Rainwater Harvesting PET-Tree System Makes Urban Gardening a Breeze

Pet-Tree is a vertical eco gardening system made from recycled PET containers. The design consists of structural plastic pieces and PET pots that are combined to form a tree-like shape. The system also

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Tree Cards by Seed Our Future Help Businesses Plant Trees Around the World

Tree Cards by Seed Our Future Help Businesses Plant Trees Around the World

In a happy marriage of brand marketing and global restoration efforts, Tree Cards are a way for a business to encourage clients and customers to help developing communities become self-sustaining. Tree

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Biome is a Smart Living Flora Terrarium You Nurture With Your iPad

Biome is a Smart Living Flora Terrarium You Nurture With Your iPad

The flora terrarium is encased in a high tech capsule that works a little like a live Tamagotchi. Low energy lighting is integrated into the capsule to replicate sunlight, while sensors provide real time

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Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Goats, sheep, chickens, a donkey, and some small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs can be spotted at London's Hackney City Farm. The farm is based at a site were many businesses used to run, ranging

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