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Eco-Friendly Garden Flower Arrangement

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 22, 2014

Summer is peak season for gorgeous fresh flowers. What a pleasure to walk through fragrant, lushly blooming gardens in backyards and parks! And what a temptation it is to bring the...


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12 Things to Do with Your Old Shoes

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 20, 2014

Outworn, outgrown or out of style, old shoes are a fact of life. And unlike easily recycled or repurposed items such as secondhand clothing or empty plastic bottles, no-longer-new footgear...


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Turn Your Apartment’s Outdoor Space into an Oasis

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 17, 2014

If you live in a townhouse, condo or rental apartment with its own balcony or terrace, you may be reluctant to use your outdoor space for more than storage or the designated smoking...


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How to Store Herbs for the Freshest Flavor

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 07, 2014

As the “foodie movement” continues to gain in popularity, more and more folks are experimenting with adventurous cuisine and interesting flavors. Herbs are a great way to...


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Roger That! Community Garden Under Threat

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 23, 2014

As developers encroach on all available land in urban areas, the tension between green space and developed space is growing more serious, as evidenced in New York, where green space...


Meet the Brooklyn Grange, World's Largest Rooftop Farm

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 14, 2014

It should come as no surprise to learn that we're totally into rooftop gardening, because it's a great use of space and a fantastic way to connect people with the source of their food....


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A Community Garden Stealth Attack

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 30, 2013

Founded in the 1980s, Coney Island's Boardwalk Garden was a beloved spot for community members, who made use of the site to grow a profuse array of vegetables, raise chickens, and even...


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The Hanging Gardens of the Parkroyal Hotel Pickering

Posted by Katie Marks | Sep 13, 2013

I want to go to Singapore just to stay in this hotel. The Parkroyal Hotel Pickering is not your average luxury hotel, although it has all the fittings you'd expect, including stunning...