Ikea has come up with a flatpack garden so city dwellers with little space can enjoy a green patch all of their own. The Swedish furniture giant has launched the Growroom - a DIY 9ft tall sphere for nurturing plants, vegetables and herbs that you can actually sit in with your family and friends. There's
The company hopes to one day power vertical farms in offices, restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and even individual homes.
Umbra Fisk offers advice to a city-dweller who's eager to plant a garden, but worried about the toxic effects of nearby traffic.
2014/12/01: A community mapping project in New York is showing how OpenStreetMap can not only show how mapping can help people navigate, it can shape how people perceive their city.
My permaculture and gardening experiements. My Compost Pile The compost bin is the first thing we started, even before the topsoil. ...
The lifePOD system can be used year-round to produce local food in quantities to feed many people, especially those in food deserts, where access to healthy and affordable fresh food is not easy to come by.
What is it? Hugelkultur is a composting method that uses large pieces of rotting wood as the centerpiece for long term humus building decomposition. The decomposition process takes place below the ground, while at the same time allowing you to cultivate the raised, or sunken, hugelkultur bed. This allows the plants to take advantage of nutrients released during decomposition. Hugelkultur, in its infinite variations, has been developed and practiced by
Urban gardeners don't like to talk about contaminated soil. After all, who wants to dwell on the chemical legacy of industry, illegal dumping, paint chips, and leaded gasoline when you can discuss bees, the weather, or the cool purple beans you're growing? But city growers must tackle this elephant-in-the-room subject. That's the message Brent Kim,
A beekeeping project in Tokyo's busy Ginza shopping district is building collaboration and community while bringing urbanites a deeper understanding of their city's ecosystem and its interrelationships.
What does a human being's natural environment look like? Regardless of your interpretation of the story of Eden, it is indeed an Edenesque place from which we originate. We have now emerged from the forests and spread out across the wide world as explorers of what exists to be discovered. This journey is beginning to
The agendas that are set so solemnly for international (or global) food and hunger problems cannot be used at the sub-national or local administrative level, which must analyse its own problems and find practical solutions, All too often, catering sensibly to the food needs of urban populations is ignored by policy makers, while economic 'development' (more infrastructure, more financing, more consumption, more personal mobility at the cost of public transport) is welcomed. The provisioning of food and the planning for shortening and localising food supply chains is usually abandoned by public administrators to the ruthless methods of the market
La zucchina fai da te, in citt224 arrivano i mini orti
In these times of ever more blatant marketing of public space, the aspiration to plant potatoes precisely there - and without restricting entry - is nothing less than revolutionary," writes Sabine Rohlf in her book review of Urban Gardening.1 Indeed, we can observe the return of gardens to the city everywhere and see it as an expression of a changing relationship between the public and the private. And it is not only this dominant differentiation in modern society that is increasingly becoming blurred; the differences between nature and society as well as that between city and countryside are fading as well, at least from the perspective of urban community gardeners.