The EcoGarden: A smart interactive ecosystem to grow your own herbs and veggies indoors

The EcoGarden, a combination of a smart miniature greenhouse and a self-cleaning aquarium, is a smart interactive ecosystem capable of growing a variety of fresh herbs and veggies all year round. Created by Swedish-based business Ecobloom, The EcoGarden was developed to “reconnect people with nature and empower them to grow smarter” by combining technology and nature in a seamless way. The smart ecosystem enables growers to monitor and control … Continue reading The EcoGarden: A smart interactive ecosystem to grow your own herbs and veggies indoors

Gardening With Children’s interactive classroom aims to plant the gardening seed in kids

Gardening With Children is an interactive classroom, allotment plot, and hobby garden with the aim to teach children about gardening and how to grow your own. A resource for schools and parents, Gardening with Children includes games for children from the ages of 5-9; fact sheets for teachers to use in classrooms; and gardening suggestions for parents to do with their children. Gardening is a … Continue reading Gardening With Children’s interactive classroom aims to plant the gardening seed in kids

Hip Hop Garden using music to engage young people in community, nature and sustainable living

Hip Hop Garden is an innovative education model that combines hip hop and the environment to educate and empower young people to be healthy, entrepreneurial and grow their communities. The course, which is aimed at 15-25 year olds, offers a mixture of education, personal growth and skills development in teaching young people to “use music to grow their communities”. Modules include Diet and Nutrition, Permaculture, Green Economy and … Continue reading Hip Hop Garden using music to engage young people in community, nature and sustainable living

Alexandra Nurseries: A secret garden centre in Penge

One of the greenest cities in the world, London also has its fair share of independent garden centres and plant shops. Alexandra Nurseries, in South London’s Penge, tucked away from the high street may well be small in size – offering a small garden centre, a cafe and a gift shop – but it is a powerful player within the local community, championing sustainability. With … Continue reading Alexandra Nurseries: A secret garden centre in Penge

5 Steps to an Eco-Friendly Garden [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

This infographic will teach you all kinds of simple gardening hacks that can make a huge difference to our planet, and may even inspire newbies to get outdoors and develop a new hobby in the garden! Changing the planet really can start in your back garden, so read on to discover the five steps to becoming an eco-friendly gardener, and do your bit for the … Continue reading 5 Steps to an Eco-Friendly Garden [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Garden Arches and Arbours [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Husqvarna have recently worked with Sue Fisher, an expert horticulturalist and author with 35 years’ experience to create an illustrated guide to garden arches. The guide offers inspiration for any size garden, big or small and have also created a climbing flower wheel to help with choosing the right plants for your arch. Take a look at the infographic! via Garden Arches and Arbours [Infographic] — … Continue reading Garden Arches and Arbours [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

How trees help the environment

Trees are an invaluable resource on this planet, helping the environment by producing oxygen and removing carbon dioxide and contaminants from the air. Trees are like the lungs of the planet. They breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. Additionally, they provide habitat for birds and other wildlife. Trees also shade buildings, streets, and homes. If enough trees are planted in cities, the overall microclimate … Continue reading How trees help the environment

DIY Succulent Garden Wall [Video+Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Succulents are a great way to add freshness to any space. From table centerpieces to suspended terrariums, these small thick-leaved desert plants have made their way onto the home decor scene in more ways than one. If you’re looking to add some color or interest to a wall in your home, a succulent wall garden might be just what you need. Instead of framing a … Continue reading DIY Succulent Garden Wall [Video+Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Burying tea bags in your garden supports garden life

If you are a tea drinker, you may be pleased to know that used tea bags come in handy, especially in the garden, for all its nutrient-rich content. There are a number of reasons why you should no longer fling those used tea bags in the garbage. Instead keep them for your garden and let them support the growth and maintenance of your yard. Even … Continue reading Burying tea bags in your garden supports garden life

Blooming Green: Pick your own flowers at England’s only PYO cut flower business

A fruit farm specialising in seasonal, organic flowers has opened its gates to England’s only Pick-Your-Own flowers service. Held every Friday afternoon, from 12-4pm, at Loddington Farm in Kent, Blooming Green are allowing the public to come down and pick their own flowers and foliage. From July to October, people can simply grab a PYO container and take their pick of the bunch. A PYO container, supplied … Continue reading Blooming Green: Pick your own flowers at England’s only PYO cut flower business