Green Planning and Urban Development
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What do you do when you want to grow your own food, but live here? That's the question my dad wanted to answer when he started this project about a year ago: Living at 7,750 feet above sea level, with a summer growing season of 80 days, at best, between killing freezes, how can you grow your own food? The answer, as it turns out, is pretty cool: A geodesic dome solar greenhouse.
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Proponents of geothermal heating and cooling systems have been pounding on the door of public acceptance for almost two decades.
Finca Bellavista: Highflying Treehouses Nestled in the Costa Rican Rainforest Canopy Finca Bella Vista – Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the WorldFinca Bellavista is located in a relatively pristine part of Costa Rica far removed from the hubbub of the outside world.
There’s nothing like the feeling of fresh cut grass under the toes, especially when stepping out of the shower. This Moss Carpet by Nguyen La Chanh brings the outside indoors in an unconventionally natural way by placing it underfoot.
When I was young, I was fascinated by "Growing Pains" dad Jason Seaver’s work-at-home setup. I loved that in between appointments with patients in his home office, the good doctor could pop into the family kitchen and hang with Mike, Carol, Ben and the gang while mom Maggie was out working as a reporter.