Traditional farming is taking a huge toll on the environment—a problem that’s set to worsen due to our ever-growing global population. Yet there are some high-tech solutions. Here’s what you need to know about the burgeoning practice of controlled-environment agriculture and how it’s set to change everything from the…
This tree growing 40 different types of fruit—including varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, and almonds—may look like something plucked straight from the imagination, but it’s very real. And this is how it was made.
One hundred fifty years ago, the Great French Wine Blight nearly wiped out an industry that today produces some 40 billion bottles of wine a year. The only solution was a radical fusion of species that remains essential to the success of the wine market. Here's the story of how humanity hacked the wine grape.
Horticulturists at Cornell University have announced a brand new cultivar that they're calling "Purple Wonder." Yes, we know what it sounds like, and no, this isn't a specially-bred strain of pricey medicinal pot; it's actually a brand new variety of strawberry, and apparently it's as delicious as it is striking.
We know Viagra is good at keeping human penises erect. And shouldn't that be enough? Not for one horticultural expert who claims the drug does the same for cut flowers.
The Vienna-based Vegetable Orchestra is just what it sounds like: an orchestra that plays instruments made of fresh vegetables. The 13-year-old musical ensemble has played its experimental pieces in concert houses all over the world.
Lovers of tiny homegrown horticulture, rejoice. This is the LabBox Grower, a hydroponic grow box that's here to assist you in your quest to produce very small herbs. And—of course—it's got Twitter integration.
When every crop has to be licensed from patent owners like Monsanto, only those practiced in the art of pirate agriculture will have reasonably-priced food. This gorgeous series of photographs from Mendocino's pot harvest might be a glimpse of that future.