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Urban Gardening (UPDATE)

Metro gardeners and locavores reflect greener city dwellers

Implications - The local food movement has been gaining ground outside of the regular eco-conscious circles. Urban foraging movements and rooftop gardens reveal a desire to reconnect with the food we eat. An increasing amount of people are willing to pay more for what they eat in exchange for knowing where it came from.
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8-Story Vertical Gardens
8-Story Vertical Gardens
Patrick Blanc Makes Epic Greenery on Walls of Athenaeum Hotel
It’s time to look upwards and onwards when it comes to our greenery and Patrick Blanc has done exactly that with his recently completed project on the outside of the Athenaeum hotel in London. The event… MORE
Skyscraper Greenhouses
Skyscraper Greenhouses
Futuristic Farming in Dubai's Seawater Vertical Tower
Dubai’s Seawater Vertical Tower is the latest futuristic idea to come out of the metropolis. It is a skyscraper that acts as a greenhouse. This vertical farm uses sea water to humidify and cool the… MORE
Eden-Esque Solar Gardens
Eden-Esque Solar Gardens
The Marina South Gardens Shelters With Solar Supertrees
Adam and Eve would have certainly approved of the Marina South Gardens, not just because of its picturesque beauty, but because of its series of solar supertrees. Singapore’s largest garden project is… MORE
Urban Foraging
Urban Foraging
Eating Local Goes Inner City As Pedestrians Pluck Food From Trees
Farmers’ markets, organic growing practices, and local food have all grown in popularity in recent years. Urban foraging, a logical next step, is making waves as smaller budgets meet desires for avoiding… MORE
play_circle_filled Space Age Gardening
Space Age Gardening
Omega Hydroponic Garden Lets You Grow Anywhere
For a long time hydroponics were the last bastion of hippies who were interested in growing their own food throughout the colder seasons and hippies who, ah, were interested in growing other greens (wink… MORE
Guerrilla City Gardening
Guerrilla City Gardening
Run-Down Buildings Get a Floral Facelift in Toronto
This rogue urban beautification project was a welcome sight on Queen Street in Toronto. As cities ride out the recession, more shop spaces are being left vacant and poster-covered, creating a depressing… MORE
play_circle_filled Employer-Sponsored Gardens
Employer-Sponsored Gardens
Companies Turn to Gardening to Boost Workplace Morale
Employer-sponsored gardens are cropping up to boost workplace morale through gardening. The Wall Street Journal recently covered this phenomenon, and Minneapolis-based public relations and branding company… MORE
play_circle_filled White House Locavores
White House Locavores
Obama's Organic Garden Will Grow Food and Teach Children
For the first time since WWII, the White House will have a vegetable garden. Michelle Obama hopes that the organic garden will supply most of the first family’s vegetables and add produce to formal dinners… MORE
Giant Orb Greenhouses
Giant Orb Greenhouses
Plantagon Urban Farms Will Supply Fresh Produce in Geodesic Domes
The Plantagon is dome-like structure that offers insight into the possible future of urban farming. It's being designed for downtown cores like Paris that are becoming more eco-conscious of the future… MORE
play_circle_filled Locavore Fast Food
Locavore Fast Food
Pacific Northwest's Burgerville Restaurants Use Local Ingredients
Vancouver, WA-based Burgerville, is a 39-restaurant fast food chain in the Pacific Northwest with a locavore philosophy. It focuses on seasonal ingredients and environmental sustainability. Their used… MORE
Horticultural Havens
Horticultural Havens
Plasma Studio Design is for Those Who Can't Get Enough Green
Plasma Studio is responsible for the design of the China Horticultural Fair of 2011. This project “involves structures totaling 12,500 square meters and over 35 hectares of landscape… this massive project… MORE
Crowdsourced Gardening
Crowdsourced Gardening
Landshare Lets Communities Grow Their Veggies Together
Riding the emerging trend in the UK for the redevelopment of local community ties and organic home grown food, the Landshare movement aims to cover all bases with a simple but effective concept; by putting… MORE

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