Gaia’s Peace Garden Blooms As Model Urban Oasis

Posted on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 by

Tucked away at the end of a residential cul-de-sac in Iowa City, just south of Interstate 80 and growing suburbs, the daffodils, violets and hyacinth in bloom, among the peach, pear, cherry and apple blossoms, Blair Frank tends to the medicinal herb section at the privately-owned Gaia’s Peace Garden with the precision of an […]

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Country’s First K-8 Urban Farm School Sprouting in San Francisco

Posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 by

With an ecology and farming curriculum intended to “cultivate in the students and the staff a consistent and ongoing relationship with the outdoors,” San Francisco’s Golden Bridges School, a K-8 urban farm school, unveiled plans for its new campus, an urban farm school that will include a green roof and facade, an expansive green spacecontaining an orchard, edible garden, chicken coop, and an outdoor kitchen. […]

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Public garden project transforms a Milan square into an urban oasis

Posted on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 by

Known for transforming cityscapes into urban oases with sustainable live plant installations, A4A Rivolta Savioni designed a pop up garden for the concrete open space for visitors to enjoy. Situated around a sprawling communal table in the sun at the Expo Gate, the wheeled gardens took on two forms, a vertical module with metal frame espaliers […]

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World’s tallest living wall

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014 by

A residential building in Sydney has been named the best tall building in the world. One Central Park by French design group Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Australia’s PTW, beat 87 other international entries to top the list, and was commended for its visible use of green design. The building’s key features include hanging gardens, a […]

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Singapore Solar-Powered Supertrees

Posted on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 by

Supertree Grove is part of Singapore’s Gardens By the Bay – a massive tract of reclaimed land that the government has transformed into a giant garden. It’s part of a larger effort to eventually turn Singapore from a “garden city” to a “city in a garden;”  with the […]

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Incredible Edible Todmorden

Posted on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 by

Pollination Street, Todmorden. Photo: Incredible Edible. Todmorden in Yorkshire’s Calder Valley has been transformed by free food growing on its streets, parks and even its rooftops. The Incredible Edible Todmorden project is an urban gardening project started in 2008 by Pamela Warhurst, Mary Clear and a group of like minded people in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, […]

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These buses have gardens on their roofs

Posted on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 by

Conceived by Spanish landscape artist Marc Grañén and green roofer Alex Puig, the buses use a light hydroponic foam, instead of soil. The prototype buses have been tooling around towns near Barcelona. With his project, Phyto  Kinetic,  Grañén aims to energize drab public buses with vibrant, gardened roofs that he hopes will contribute a bit […]

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