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IKEA Just Released Free Instructions For A Spectacular Sustainable Garden. This could possibly be the most amazing indoor gardening structure we’ve ever seen, and people all over the world are being encouraged to build one.

IKEA Just Released Free Instructions For A Spectacular Sustainable Garden

Show Full Text Space10, a Danish design lab supported by IKEA, has officially open-sourced The Growroom, “an artistic exploration of the incredible potential of urban farming.” The pavilion is ‘sliced’ to provide optimal light and water flow for the weeks worth of herbs and vegetables it’s capable of growing, but also to create a serene shelter for anyone who steps inside.

The innovative structure was tailored by architects Mads-Ulrik Husum and Sine Lindholm, and is made with nothing more than plywood and screws. IKEA Creates Free DIY Sustainable "Indoor Garden" For Urban Living. As giant companies go, IKEA is among the most environmentally friendly and eco-conscious.

IKEA Creates Free DIY Sustainable "Indoor Garden" For Urban Living

From its award-winning flatpack refugee shelter to plans to ditch polystyrene for biodegradable mushroom-based packaging, really Sweden, you’re making us jealous. Continuing its progressive agenda, Space10, an IKEA lab that explores sustainable solutions for future urban living, has designed “The Growroom” – a spherical, multi-tiered indoor garden designed to sustainably grow enough food to feed a neighborhood. Oh, and they made it open source, so the plans are free to download. “It is designed to support our everyday sense of well-being in the cities by creating a small oasis or 'pause' architecture in our high paced societal scenery and enables people to connect with nature as we smell and taste the abundance of herbs and plants,” Space10 say in the open source plan. Right, let's get started.

“Local food represents a serious alternative to the global food model. Inside the Growroom. 'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution. When Stefano Boeri imagines the future of urban China he sees green, and lots of it.

'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution

Office blocks, homes and hotels decked from top to toe in a verdant blaze of shrubbery and plant life; a breath of fresh air for metropolises that are choking on a toxic diet of fumes and dust. Last week, the Italian architect, famed for his tree-clad Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) skyscraper complex in Milan, unveiled plans for a similar project in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing. The Chinese equivalent – Boeri’s first in Asia – will be composed of two neighbouring towers coated with 23 species of tree and more than 2,500 cascading shrubs.

Did you Know You Can Have Fruit Trees Growing On Your Balcony? Minarettes or Columnars are slender, columnar fruit trees which bear their fruits on short spurs along the length of a vertical stem rather than on long spreading branches.

Did you Know You Can Have Fruit Trees Growing On Your Balcony?

They are perfect for today's smaller gardens because they can be planted as close as 60-90cm (2-3ft) apart as well as being ideal for growing in tubs on patios or balconies. When mature, Columnars are 1.8-2.4m (6-8ft) tall and crop prolifically. A large range of apples, pears, plums, gages, damsons and cherries are available as Minarettes. Urban fruit trees are hybrid species with vertical crowns, ideal for confined spaces of the city, namely balconies, terraces or gardens with small area. Besides the practical role that they have, these fruit trees have an aesthetic value, bringing a touch of vitality and energy to areas listed above. But let’s explore the types of columnar trees that you can find out there. Mini Orchard Collections The modern way to grow fruit trees is to train them as vertical cordons. La plus grande ferme verticale du monde ouvre cette année. INTÉRIEUR.

C’est un immense hangar du quartier Ironbound à Newark (New Jersey) où se succèdent à l’infini des étagères pleines de salades, roquettes et choux. Les plantes poussent à travers un fin tissu organique. Leurs racines reçoivent un brouillard d’engrais biologique et la lumière vient de LED. Bienvenue dans la plus grande ferme aéroponique du Monde. Le projet est porté par une des sociétés les plus anciennes de l’agriculture urbaine. La technique d’aéroponie consiste à nourrir les plantes en vaporisant eau et nutriments sur les racines et les feuilles. Cellule de production de salades en ferme verticale. © AeroFarms Une production maximum dans un minimum d'espace PROXIMITE. Vue générale d'une unité de production. © AeroFarms Le projet emprunte au concept de "ferme verticale" développée par Dickson Despommier, ex-professeur de l’Université de Columbia à New York.

Vertical Gardening: The Key to a Lack of Floor Area. For some of us that have a small backyard or have only a small space, vertical gardening is a great way to utilize all the square footage we have to grow food.

Vertical Gardening: The Key to a Lack of Floor Area

Vertical gardening is another branch of the many faces of vegetable container gardening. The vertical vegetable garden layout is a particularly good idea if you do not have a large footprint area on the ground where you can grow things. Growing Upwards! Vertical growing is particularly suited to climbing plants such as runner beans, French beans, peas, squash, cucumbers and courgettes, melons and even marrows.