How To Build A Vertical Garden & DIY Guides Urbanization has robbed Mother Nature of space to place her beautiful brood of plants and flowers. Known also as a living wall, green wall or sky farm, vertical gardens are well-suited for an urban environment where space is limited. So if you can’t go wide, what do you do? You go up! Many business establishments are going green in their step towards being both environmentally-friendly in today’s urban jungle. VERTICAL HERB GARDENS - gardening, planting, nature, garden, sustainable lifestyle, do-it-yourself, creative environmental options, craft, organics, gardening, planting, flower pots, reusing, old and vintage, nature, environmental news comments on 04/22 at 01:35 AM Oh wow, I like this too. I'll have to research this...like how do they get the plants to stay in the box?! I also like the boxes themselves.
5 Simple Ways to Create a DIY Living Wall Photo: ELT Vibrant living walls are a striking way to infuse a little more green in urban areas (not to mention the air quality health benefits they provide) -- and having your own is easier than you'd think. No space? No problem. These no-fuss kits will let you customize the size, shape, and greens that you grow indoors or out -- from adding a small on-the-wall bouquet to your living room to creating a detailed portrait from teeny succulents. Create an Interior Vertical Garden With Moss Tiles October 12, 2011 by Robin Plaskoff Horton This indoor garden doesn’t require natural light, in fact it doesn’t like direct sunlight, doesn’t need watering, fertilizing, or pruning, and is ready to install on any surface. MossTile, from Benetti Stone, is a maintenance-free vertical garden. Adhered to a sustainable and fireproof resin backing, the 11.7 inch (28.8 cm) square tiles are made of natural preserved lichen moss which remains stable over time. Apart from an occasional misting, the tiles thrive in an environment with a minimum of 50% humidity.
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A Rooftop Garden is a Fun and Exciting Way to Container Garden. Rooftop Garden Advantages They cool and shade buildings, which reduces the 'heat island' effect of a city. Retains and utilizes rainwater, provides wildlife habitat, and enhances the roof membrane life. Has an aesthetic appeal creating a private haven. Removes heavy metals such as: cadmium, copper, and lead from runoff. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions and improves the air quality by trapping and absorbing nitrous oxides, volatile organic compounds, and airborne particulate matter.
Embedded Seeds + Used Chopsticks Grow Climbing Plants Aside from being a great green concept, it is always impressive to see such ideas tested and implemented in physical reality – even if, for other reasons, they may remain forever prototypes. The design revolves around a hard starch capsule set on the end of a chopstick, which, after a meal, is stuck into the ground, slowly breaks down in the turn and releases a seed that, finally, sprouts slowly into a chopstick-climbing plant. Its creator, Gyeongwan Koo, researched starch thoroughly for this project and concluded that if it could be used for toothpicks and hard pill casings it would work for this application as well. Still, one thing is a bit puzzling: why not put the capsule portion on the back end, rather than having the user actually pick up food with it?
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