Gardens

Rooftop Farms Gaining Popularity in Hong Kong

August 16, 2012 / No Comments

Turning rooftops into gardens is not a new thing. But how it gained popularity and breathed fresh air into the heavily-populated concrete jungles of Hong Kong is a different story. A new initiative called ‘City Farm’ is targeted at those dedicated growers who want to cultivate their own organic. Rooftop farming has been popular in cities such as London and New ...

360º Kransberg Highlands International Green Estate is South Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Green Estate

March 4, 2011 / No Comments

360º Kransberg Highlands International Green Estate, expected  to become South Africa’s first carbon neutral green estate, is under its first phase of construction. This first of its kind estate concept, an exemplary of sustainable development has got many remarkable features as well.

Cacti Find New Home, Thanks to Rachel Mahlke’s Designs

January 25, 2011 / No Comments

Bay Area artist Rachel Mahlke is transforming stilettos to plant cacti and other succulents, and she does so by conveying a message recycling symbols of sexuality in to objects of utility. These creations occupy her “femme-feminist” belief.

Window Farming Concept by Mexican Designer Suits Urban Windows

January 20, 2011 / 1 Comment

Mexican designer Jose de la O has come up with an alternative way for the people who are looking to practice urban agriculture. The outstanding feature of this proposed method is that people can build their own farm even if there are no gardens or balconies around.

Green Cart Deli is a ‘Green’ Eatery in Itself; Announces Locations via Facebook & Twitter

October 25, 2010 / 1 Comment

Green Cart Deli, the recently opened mobile cart restaurant, not only provides exotic meals but also exhibits a line up of excellent ‘green’ features that make it different. The eatery opened by Brad Kossover uses a solar powered cart and serves food on renewable, recyclable, biodegradable or compostable materials only.

WWF’s New Green Roof is a Sight to Behold

October 14, 2010 / No Comments

Work was competed last month on the third largest green roof garden located in the city of Washington D.C. the initiative was carried out by WWF – The World Wildlife Fund – on their building as part of their efforts to create a model world home that was good for the environment.

Urban Gardening Gains Popularity in the US

September 22, 2010 / 1 Comment

The idea of urban gardening has been set in motion. Urban agriculture is gaining much popularity in the United States, and is considered the best possible way to boost their self-sufficiency in this period of economic uncertainty.

Promotion of Biodiversity and Localized Farming Crucial for Conservation

August 20, 2010 / No Comments

“In other environmental issues we tell people to stop something, reduce their impact, reduce their damage,” states US Ecologist Gary Nabhan in a recent interview. Nabhan is an ethnobotanist/gardener whose promotion of biodiversity has caught the attention of many over the years.  He is known for his work in biodiversity as an ethnobotanist.  Since ‘Coming Home to Eat’ was published ...

Water recycling is fun with beautiful Emscher Community Garden

May 31, 2010 / 1 Comment

Most of us would equate Community Park with recreation replete with athletic fields, swimming pools and other special entertaining features. How about a Community Park that awakens us to what is out of sight and thus out of mind? Rotterdam and Paris architects Ooze in collaborated with artist Marjetica Potrc have created a community garden, which is also a water ...

China Park: Chinese style ecologically friendly future city

May 25, 2010 / No Comments

Only time can tell whether Gu Wenda’s China Park could one day become Chinese equivalent to New York’s Central Park, or not. The very fact that a thoughtful soul came forward with an idea of growing a green paradise in the center of a Chinese city suffocated with concrete and polluting vehicles gives respite.

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