urban gardening

Gorgeous Folded Nomad Portable Herb Planters Made from Scrap Boat Sails and Covers

Gorgeous Folded Nomad Portable Herb Planters Made from Scrap Boat Sails and Covers

Nomad is a portable herb planter in the form of folded fabric. The design is adaptable to a variety of environments with limited space for plants. It can hang from a rope, sit on the coffee table, be

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An Old, Battered Calgary Garage is Transformed into a Greenhouse

An Old, Battered Calgary Garage is Transformed into a Greenhouse

Last autumn, a Calgary couple decided that their 1959 cinder block garage either had to go, or they had to put a new roof on it. The roofer quotes were insane, so instead of building a new garage, they

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FAIRMOUNT: DIY Garden Kit Gives City Dwellers an Easy Way to Go Green

FAIRMOUNT: DIY Garden Kit Gives City Dwellers an Easy Way to Go Green

The slightest splash of greenery can do wonders for transforming a concrete jungle into a more livable and enjoyable environment. To help city dwellers add a bit more green into their park-starved

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America’s First Food Forest: From Ground Level to Canopy, Urban Agriculture is Growing Seattle

America’s First Food Forest: From Ground Level to Canopy, Urban Agriculture is Growing Seattle

“A food forest is a gardening technique or land management system, which mimics a woodland ecosystem by substituting edible trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals,” writes Beacon Food Forest co-founder

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How To: Make a Bird Feeder for Small Spaces With Recycled Materials

How To: Make a Bird Feeder for Small Spaces With Recycled Materials

Step One: Gather the materials Gather the materials you'll need to create your recycled bird feeder. We used: A recycled clean plastic peanut-butter jar with a screw-on lid (any size will do) Lid

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Guerilla Gardening: Strategies for Greening Up Your Neighborhood

Guerilla Gardening: Strategies for Greening Up Your Neighborhood

Regardless of whether you are an urban, suburban, or rural dweller, there is inevitably a patch of neglected turf in your neighborhood that might need a bit of TLC to green it up. If you see hidden

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GROWbag: Upcycled Billboard Gardening for Any Garden, Balcony, Driveway or Roof

GROWbag: Upcycled Billboard Gardening for Any Garden, Balcony, Driveway or Roof

GROWbag is a unique outdoor planter that offers an easy and attractive way to grow your own vegetables, herbs, plants and succulents regardless of the size of the garden, balcony, driveway or wall and

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Queens University Students Turn an Abandoned Mill Into a Flourishing Urban Farm

Queens University Students Turn an Abandoned Mill Into a Flourishing Urban Farm

Over the course of 12 months, Queens University Belfast worked alongside the Biospheric Foundation in Salford, England to design and implement a multilevel aquaponic system within an old disused mill.

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AquaSprouts’s Stylish Aquaponic Garden Lets You Grow Fresh Veggies on Your Kitchen Counter

AquaSprouts’s Stylish Aquaponic Garden Lets You Grow Fresh Veggies on Your Kitchen Counter

If you like the idea of aquaponics but aren't sure how to get started, you're in luck: AquaSprouts just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their brilliant home system, which allows anyone to grow

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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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VIDEO: Added Value Empowers New York’s Youth With Urban Farming

VIDEO: Added Value Empowers New York’s Youth With Urban Farming

Urban farming is on the rise across the globe; people all over are bringing their food source closer to their doorstep by farming in abandoned lots and on empty rooftops. Ian Marvy, the Executive Director

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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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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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Naomi Bijlefeld’s Veggie Processing Machine Helps Whip Up Fresh Salads in Seconds

Naomi Bijlefeld’s Veggie Processing Machine Helps Whip Up Fresh Salads in Seconds

Growing your own fruit and vegetables is all the rage. Yet, not everyone knows what to do with a bumper crop. To help process nature’s bounty on-site, Naomi Bijlefeld designed a special hand-operated

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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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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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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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7 Nutrient-Dense Superfoods You Can Grow at Home!

7 Nutrient-Dense Superfoods You Can Grow at Home!

Sunchokes Also known as Jerusalem Artichokes or sun roots, this member of the sunflower family produces tubers that look like small, knobbly potatoes. They are crunchier and sweeter than a potato,

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Proposed Red Line Park Could Be Cleveland’s Answer to The High Line

Proposed Red Line Park Could Be Cleveland’s Answer to The High Line

The recent trend to reinvent these old railways is part of a broader re-urbanization trend that is taking place across the United States. As people return to cities, new parks are needed to promote

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BOOK REVIEW: Angela Youngman’s Light and Enjoyable Read Will Increase your Green Roof Smarts

BOOK REVIEW: Angela Youngman’s Light and Enjoyable Read Will Increase your Green Roof Smarts

Author Angela Youngman has released a guidebook that will immerse you in world of green roofs through case studies, imagery, and must-know terminology related to design, build, and installation of these

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Recycled Wood Plant Pickets Point out Fruits and Veggies in Your Edible Garden

Recycled Wood Plant Pickets Point out Fruits and Veggies in Your Edible Garden

Plant Pickets are recycled eight-inch wood stakes that can be stuck into the ground to help organize the complexity of edible gardens. Whether you're growing broccoli, tomatoes, peas, or kale, Plant

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LILAC: UK’s First Strawbale Co-Housing Project Opens in Leeds

LILAC: UK’s First Strawbale Co-Housing Project Opens in Leeds

The Low Impact Living Affordable Community (LILAC) recently opened its doors to a community of earth-friendly Leeds residents. Each of the 20 homes was built using straw bale construction and timber and

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Hurbz Unveils Stylish KiGA Modular Kitchen Garden Concept

Hurbz Unveils Stylish KiGA Modular Kitchen Garden Concept

One of the top urban gardening solutions to debut at ICFF this year is the modular KiGA by Hurbz Vegetable Spirit. Designed as a kitchen garden for urban homes, the four different modules can be

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DIY: How to Plant a Personal Garden In a Small Urban Space

DIY: How to Plant a Personal Garden In a Small Urban Space

Many people bemoan the fact that they can't grow their own food (or even flowers) because they lack any kind of garden space, but guess what? You can actually grow more than you realize in really small

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Lanefab’s Rainwater Recycling Highbury House is Topped With a Rooftop Garden

Lanefab’s Rainwater Recycling Highbury House is Topped With a Rooftop Garden

The 20th & Highbury laneway house is a new infill mini home in Vancouver that was built by Lanefab for a couple with an interest in urban gardening. The project features rooftop gardening beds

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Mississippi Man Transforms Tornado Debris Into a Sustainable Vegetable Garden

Mississippi Man Transforms Tornado Debris Into a Sustainable Vegetable Garden

Earlier this year, when a tornado ripped through Hattiesburg, Mississippi, it left a scene of destruction in its wake. But as the storm-ravaged residents set about clearing fallen trees and branches, Jody

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Modern Sprout: A Decorative Hydroponic Planter for Your Windowsill

Modern Sprout: A Decorative Hydroponic Planter for Your Windowsill

Modern Sprout has created a windowsill planter box that’s simple, self-sustaining and naturally stylish. Its hidden hydroponics system automatically waters and feeds your plants for you, making it

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Rooftop Ready Seeds Offers City Gardeners a Line of Locally-Grown Seeds Tailored for Urban Planting

Rooftop Ready Seeds Offers City Gardeners a Line of Locally-Grown Seeds Tailored for Urban Planting

Rooftop Ready Seeds now offers New York gardeners a line of locally-grown seed tailored to their unique urban climate and container planting conditions. All Rooftop Ready Seeds are open-pollinated and

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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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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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