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Matchstick Garden

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A pocket-sized garden to be. $3.50

Farmbox Ingredients:   * Beets * Mixed color carrots * Hardneck garlic * Pea shoots   Listening to:   * Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion * Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run * Mission of Burma – Signals, Calls and Marches   All these root vegetables and nowhere to go but to the braised shortribs. Mario Batali’s shortribs from his......read more

Zen Garden House

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A stunning, solar-powered retreat in Colorado's San Luis Valley

From NYC-based architect David Jay Weiner comes Zen Garden House, a residential retreat nestled in the San Luis Valley near Crestone, Colorado. The home has been designed to take advantage of the unique serenity and jaw-dropping vistas in the surrounding area.  Befitted with a traditional tatami mat meditation space adjacent to an outdoor Zen rock garden, the house provides......read more

Vertical Gardens Proliferate

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But do the functional benefits meet the aesthetic aims?

From fully vegetated federal building in Portland, to a vertical cube garden in Spain, to a DIY vertical garden made of recycled bottles, the green wall movement is in full swing. A recent article in the New York Times reports on the trend, noting that improvements in technology are making vertical gardens much more attractive to architects and engineers. There's little argument that they......read more

World's First Vertical Cube Garden

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Visionary horticulturalists Paisajismo Urbano erect world's first four-walled vertical garden in Spain.

The green wall trend is in full flight. Landscape architects are increasingly being tapped to incorporate vertical gardens into building designs, not only for beautification, but also as a means of reducing noise pollution, absorbing dust and producing oxygen. In Getafe, just south of Madrid, Spain, a newly erected four-sided vertical garden takes the trend to another level. Designed and built......read more

Guerrilla Gardening

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Age-old practice breathes new life into abandoned property.

Guerrilla gardening, or the illicit cultivation of someone else's land, is a movement that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is a response to the fact that few people own land, and often those that do neglect their land and do not take full advantage of its potential. With countless benefits from guerilla gardening including community beautification and food production,......read more

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