DIY Upcycled Planters from everyday household items

If you’re doing some planting this Easter, before you purchase some plant pots, instead raid your recycling bin/bag for everything from aluminium cans, tins, to ice cream cartons. Whether you want to plant seeds or cuttings, repurposing items from your recycling bags can be a great way to help the environment and reuse. The below video gives some DIY ideas on how to create planters … Continue reading DIY Upcycled Planters from everyday household items

Tulita: Plant store on wheels spreading a love of nature and helping people choose plants with TLC in Brooklyn

Mobile greenhouse Tulita is helping to spread a love of nature and to make owning plants “an easier and more interactive experience” as it visits neighbourhoods across New York. Tulita – which is the seasonal touring plant store of the bricks and mortar store, Tula in Brooklyn – is a refurbished 1987 P30 Chevy which has been visiting different Brooklyn neighbourhoods since April 2016 pitching … Continue reading Tulita: Plant store on wheels spreading a love of nature and helping people choose plants with TLC in Brooklyn

Prinzessinnengarten: Urban farm building community and helping people to live more sustainably in Berlin

Berlin-based urban farm Prinzessinnengarten [Princess Gardens] is providing a space for residents to learn about organic food production and sustainable living, in a neighbourhood which was once part of the former West Berlin adjoining the Berlin Wall. Created on a plot of land in Kreuzberg that was home to abandoned factories, power plants and derelict apartment blocks, Prinzessinnengarten was opened in 2009 to demonstrate the … Continue reading Prinzessinnengarten: Urban farm building community and helping people to live more sustainably in Berlin

Végétalisons Paris: Parisians encouraged to green their city by planting public gardens

Végétalisons Paris is encouraging citizens of Paris to get involved in “greening the city” by planting their own urban garden. Participants can green the capital in various ways, from cultivating greenery in front of their homes or offices, to creating living walls to a rooftop garden. Paris has a lack of green space. The municipality of Paris has set a target to increase the amount … Continue reading Végétalisons Paris: Parisians encouraged to green their city by planting public gardens

The Benefits of a Plant Wall [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

If you are looking for a great design feature that brings the beauty of nature into your home, an eco-friendly and stylish living wall is the perfect choice for you. Living walls are stunning plant features created by covering a surface with plants, usually on the walls and facades of buildings. There are many different ways to incorporate a living wall into your home. Whether … Continue reading The Benefits of a Plant Wall [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Transporting Plants: A Survival Guide [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Whether you’re bringing your new leaf babies home from the nursery or planning a cross-country trip, how you handle transportation is key to keeping plants healthy.Here are some tips to keep you proud of your role as a plant parent. via Transporting Plants: A Survival Guide [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Transporting Plants: A Survival Guide [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Agroarte: Gardening and Hip Hop join forces to rebuild communities in Colombian city

Agriculture is joining forces with hip hop in the Colombian city Medellín to help build strong and resilient communities in an area where gang violence once prevailed for decades. The initiative, Agroarte, was set up by Colombian rapper El AKA, creating ‘Jardines resistentes de vida’ (resistant gardens of life) to maintain a united community through gardening. El AKA grew up in a working-class neighbourhood of Medellín … Continue reading Agroarte: Gardening and Hip Hop join forces to rebuild communities in Colombian city

How Gardening help your Motor Skills [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

We often think of motor skills as being innate, or something we’re born with. After all, every kid can run, jump, and do somersaults, right? In reality, they are physical skills learned as children, and some types are fine-tuned throughout our lives. Gardening can play a big role in enhancing motor skills. Whether you’re young or old, gardening can be a healthy addition to your lifestyle. … Continue reading How Gardening help your Motor Skills [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Local Flowers: Benefits of buying fresh, locally-grown flowers

Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for acquiring flowers. When you get that bouquet home, “how long are they likely to last?” you may ask yourself. Chances are those flowers are old by the time they are arranged in a vase, especially given that a vast majority of cut flowers purchased in the US and in the UK are imported. … Continue reading Local Flowers: Benefits of buying fresh, locally-grown flowers