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What you need to know about planning a garden. (Hint: It starts with the seeds)

Flipping through seed catalogs in the gray dead of winter, whether or not you’re a gardener, feels a little like tumbling from black-and-white Kansas …

21 Bamboo garden design ideas to bring fortune, love and happiness inside your home

If you are looking for a houseplant which needs very little light and minimal care, then bamboo is the best choice. Bamboo is an essential element in …

This Preschool Doubles As An Urban Farm

Kids learn among the plants and animals in this design for a radically different education environment.<p>It’s becoming more common for teachers to take elementary school students outside to get a math or science lesson–especially in places like California, where the state hopes to add a garden to …

Urban Agriculture

HC1 travel trailer combines modular convenience with vintage looks

The HC1 design incorporates an "Adaptiv" interior made up of six base components – a bench, kitchenette, table, cushion, floor panel and lid. The …

Colorful Glasses That Look Like Planets In the Solar System, Plus the Sun and Pluto

Think Geek has created a fantastic set of glassware with each glass in the set representing an astronomical object in the solar system, including the …

Astronomy

Calling all hipsters! Cassette tapes are making an unexpected comeback

‘Oh, you’re listening to vinyl are you? That’s SO mainstream – it’s all about cassette tapes now.’<p>That’s probably the thinking of many a hipster, …

Urban farming utopia in India produces more energy than it uses

Most urban centers have a bad rap for pollution and energy consumption, but the cities of the future could be very different. Vincent Callebaut …

Aquaponics

Why You Can’t Put Real Dirt in Rooftop Gardens

The ACROS Fukuoka building in Japan, with a green roof. (Photo: yyama/shutterstock.com)<p>If you thought that cultivating a rooftop garden involved …

Gardening

Putting Canada on the map

Presenting a whole new way of looking at Canada and its people<p><i>For a different perspective on Canada,</i> Maclean’s <i>went to the maps. Drawing on a variety</i> …

A New Bonsai Tree Redefines Floating Gardens

Hoverboards are so 1989. Now it's about hovertrees.<p>Your houseplants may hang, droop, cling to window light, and bring a little life to your house, but it's a sure bet none of them hover. That's why the Air Bonsai is a new kind of house plant, currently taking pre-orders on Kickstarter after getting …

Plants vs Zombies Crochet Patterns

Have your all plant warriors been ready for the all-new battle in Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2? Not yet? Let’s go on for the Plants vs Zombies …

Vegetable Garden In The Snow? Here’s 5 Ways To Do It

Cold frame. Image source: Pixabay.com<p>Growing crops has traditionally been thought of as an occupation for the warmer months. We plant in the spring …

14 Edible Plants You Can Grow Indoors

By Elizabeth King, Pound Place<p>Many of us dream of having our own vegetable patch, but it can be challenging to find the ideal space—and that's …

Gardening

Houses move off grid, into mainstream

Thousands of super-efficient houses that generate all the power they use are underway in Colorado, a proliferation that promises to make the net-zero …

Renewable Energy

Gardening is the best medicine for the mind

Since I had a nervous breakdown, nothing has lifted my spirits more, or has made me feel saner, than my garden<p>January is the time of year when, for us gardeners, a small ray of hope breaks through the grey skies. Not long now, I think, until I can start chitting my potatoes. A few early daffodils …

Mental Health

Scotland launches ambitious organic food plan to build farming resilience - Farmers Weekly

A bold new action plan for organic food production to help build a more sustainable farming future and regenerate the rural economy is being launched …

This Is What 17 Different Foods Look like Growing in Their Natural Habitats

Before our favorite fruits, nuts, spices, and veggies are harvested and distributed around the world for our culinary enjoyment, they often look astonishingly different from what we're used to seeing. Seeds, stalks, roots, filaments—do you know what forms your snacks took in their natural habitats? …

Habitats

Upcycled Garden Decorations

All one of a kind creations using recycled salvage in the fabrication and construction of these items. By Raymond Guest […]Read Upcycled Garden …

Fabrication

London Art Fair 2016: Wood

Wandering the stands within the London Art Fair, which has returned to the British capital for its 28th edition this January, consistently delivers an eye-opening experience. As usual, the show features an abundance of contemporary and modern British art, from stalwarts like Damien Hirst to the new …

Art

Whimsical Wooden Jewelry Features Mini Scenes Inspired by Classic Fairy Tales

Artist Gemma Arnal Jeric (of LaliBlue) crafts jewelry for those who want to retain a sense of childlike wonder. Using classic fairy tales as inspiration, the designer lets her imagination run wild as she aims to create a piece depicting a world of magic and mystery. The Brothers Grimm, Hans …

Jewelry

Farmer wanted... but could you work on the world's most remote inhabited island?

Tristan da Cunha, which can only be reached by a week-long boat trip from South Africa, needs help to become more self-sufficient<p>The world’s most remote inhabited island is searching for a British farmer to boost its food production and help maintain its independence.<p>Tristan da Cunha, which lies …

Why we should welcome the colder weather

Many of us have bemoaned the lack of cold, frosty mornings this winter. Few gardens look more spectacular than when decorated with a hoar frost. However, as a cold front is upon us this weekend, our prayers might be answered.<p>The large, needle-like crystals of a hoar frost cling to sedum heads, …

Gardening

Pre-Fab Hobbit Homes Can Be Built In Just 3 Days By 3 People

If you have ever fancied living like a Hobbit you might be interested in a new range of pre-fab Hobbit homes that can be constructed and assembled in …

The Hobbit

This snooze-proof alarm is so genius it might make you a morning person

Invented by Winson Tam, Ruggie is a talking alarm clock that forces you to stand up before turning off.<p><i>Produced by Maya Dangerfield. Video courtesy of Ruggie.</i><p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook

Facebook

iBiome-Wetland on the App Store

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.<p>iPad Screenshots<p>Description<p>Five-time award-winning kids educational game on …

The First Flower Grown in Space is an Edible Orange Zinnia

The first flowers to ever grow in space are blooming on the International Space Station today. Despite fears of over-watering, the crew coaxed the …

Gardens: chamomile lawn: James Wong

Hidden at the back of your kitchen cupboard, that old box of chamomile tea contains thousands of seeds<p>Gardening can be expensive. Even if you side-step the ready-grown plants at the garden centre and start from scratch, some seeds can cost as much as £1 each (think F1 hybrid tomatoes). Others, such …

Gardening

London's Hippest Baker Shares Her Tips for Making Better Baked Goods at Home

Claire Ptak of London's Violet Bakery gives us a crash-course in just-sweet-enough desserts that won't leave you sugar crashing.<p><b>Claire Ptak</b> may bake for a living, but she's anything but a sugar fanatic. In fact, the California native and owner of London's very popular Violet Bakery makes it a point …

Baking