A Robotic Vertical Garden You Can Build With Hardware Store Materials

Vertical farms are all the rage, yet these systems are often expensive, messy, and utterly impractical for most urban dwellers. The Robotic Urban Farm System (RUFS) by Better Living Through Robotics improves on nearly every shortfall of the typical system: It uses very little water, no soil, and is made from… » 10/13/14 6:45pm 10/13/14 6:45pm

The Food Growing on This Building Will Be Served at a Restaurant Inside

France will make quite a statement about feeding the world when it unveils its pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015. Not only will vegetables, herbs, and hops grow on the building's exterior, but that same food will also be served at a restaurant inside. In fact, the whole place is set up to be like a market from the… » 4/29/14 6:30pm 4/29/14 6:30pm

A Sniping Sprinkler That Only Targets Your Plants When They Need Water

A built-in sprinkler system is a better way to water a garden than just standing there randomly blasting plants with a hose. And taking that idea one step further, the Droplet turns your sprinklers into intelligent snipers that only water the plants you tell them to using a focused stream—except when rainy weather… » 3/19/14 6:20pm 3/19/14 6:20pm

Build a Custom Garden Planter With These Lego-Like Blocks

It's hard to argue the fact that Lego is one of the greatest toys of all time, but who says the plastic building blocks have to only be used as toys? The creators of these wonderful Togetherfarm Blocks—made from recycled food-grade plastic—are intended for use as planters and garden boxes in any shape or size you can… » 1/30/14 5:00pm 1/30/14 5:00pm

Hydroponic Garden Blends Into Your Kitchen For Year Round Herbs

If you're not an avid gardener it's hard to stay on top of keeping indoor plants like herbs and spices watered and cared for. So consider this Urban Cultivator like a personal gardener. It's designed blend in with your other kitchen appliances, but it keeps a small herb garden alive and well all year long. » 8/08/12 11:20am 8/08/12 11:20am

Vauxhall Sky Garden Building Gets Three-Storey Gardens Inside

This 130m skyscraper has been approved for building in London, but unlike "dead" conventional buildings, the Sky Garden includes plans for two three-story gardens to be built inside it. The idea is to "create a space for social interaction" and "foster micro communities," which sounds like a neat way of combining… » 11/13/08 8:45am 11/13/08 8:45am

Muwi Concept Lawnmower Turns Waste Grass into Playthings

The electric-sheep lawnmower » 8/20/08 6:18am 8/20/08 6:18am may have tickled your fancy, but this Muwi concept mower from designer Yuli Sung will have you scratching your head. The concept's roughly the same as the sheep: It automatically assesses the grassy areas, and then cuts the lawn without supervision required. Cunningly, it grabs the grass…