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Rustic Luxury Vacation – Off-The-Grid

April 16, 2015 |

Exclusive, rustic luxury vacation resorts nestled in the Pacific Northwest are few and far between. Here is your introduction to a 5 acre Island in a setting that’s as exclusive as it gets....

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Urban Agriculture

Do you enjoy eating fresh vegetables from a garden? Do you live in an area where you don’t have room for a garden of your own? Well, in many areas that’s no longer a problem....

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Scallops are sweet, delicate, meaty, and take only minutes to cook – not to mention they’re a seafood sustainability item. Unless you know how to buy and cook scallops, you probably eat them when you celebrate...

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Born in the forests of an ancient world, Moringa olifera, also known as the Moringa tree, has developed a privileged reputation, its leaf serving as one of the most nutritious and versatile herbs known to modern...

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Similar to the Farm to School Program, the From Seed to Table Program (FStT) helps bring food from farms to local urban systems. However, this program has not yet been utilized in the United States,...

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Urban Planning & Design

Misty jungles in Costa Rica. Image via Katy Weaver Photography.

Lessons to be Learned from the World’s Greenest Country

March 4, 2015 |

This year I was fortunate enough to spend the holidays exploring the lush ecosystems of Costa Rica. It was a trip full of jungle hikes, snorkeling adventures, bird watching, and...

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Rooftops of Cusco. Image via Kenneth Moore.

Cool Roofs a Wise Choice for Warming

February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Green Infrastructure & Integrated Vegetation

3 Green Buzzwords, Building Integrated Agriculture and a Black Eye By Oscar Rodriguez, Director/Architect at Architecture & food I was complacent. I didn’t have my “man sao” up, a forward guarding hand which translates as “asking/seeking hand”...

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As cities become increasingly developed to make way for our growing population, there’s one thing that we are sacrificing: green space. Roads, parking lots, buildings, homes and other urban developments are taking the place of...

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At PowerHouse Growers, we believe that one of the premier tools, if not the premier tool, for researching green roofs and green walls is the International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database hosted by Greenroofs.com. Containing...

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In an increasingly urbanized world, urban and community planners, architects, and designers are all looking for ways to decrease the harmful effects of city life, especially in throughout Africa and Asia. The negative effects of...

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Many urbanites want to try urban gardening but feel defeated when it comes to the lack of space they often encounter. Despite this obstacle and others, there are now some perfect solutions available to urban...

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Water-absorbing vegetation now grows on several renowned buildings in North America. just over a decade ago when it designed and developed a living roof on top of the Dearborn Truck Plant. The in New York,...

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