Posts tagged garden
11:55 am - Wed, Oct 2, 2013
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Bloomin’ Rubbish is a project created by artists Deirdre Nelson* and Frances Priest in association with Covepark artists in schools residency programme in Scotland. They have been working with Parklands Primary School In Helensburgh, Scotland, to make an interactive garden of recycled blooms.  Bottletops and plastic lids have been collected all over Scotland in contribution to the Bloomin’ Rubbish garden. 
The Garden continues to grow  in Helensburgh, Scotland, but also in Kampala, Uganda, as Frances from the Bloomin’ Rubbish team is currently in Uganda with  32º East | Ugandan Arts Trust.
You can follow news of Bloomin’ Rubbish (and see lots more pictures) on Facebook HERE.
* Deirdre is also, of course, a regular contributor here at Unconsumption! Congrats, Deirdre, on an amazing project!

Bloomin’ Rubbish is a project created by artists Deirdre Nelson* and Frances Priest in association with Covepark artists in schools residency programme in Scotland. They have been working with Parklands Primary School In Helensburgh, Scotland, to make an interactive garden of recycled blooms. Bottletops and plastic lids have been collected all over Scotland in contribution to the Bloomin’ Rubbish garden.

The Garden continues to grow in Helensburgh, Scotland, but also in Kampala, Uganda, as Frances from the Bloomin’ Rubbish team is currently in Uganda with 32º East | Ugandan Arts Trust.

You can follow news of Bloomin’ Rubbish (and see lots more pictures) on Facebook HERE.

* Deirdre is also, of course, a regular contributor here at Unconsumption! Congrats, Deirdre, on an amazing project!

12:20 pm - Wed, Jun 19, 2013
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gardensinunexpectedplaces:

“Gardening with repurposed objects” is a recurring theme here on Gardens in Unexpected Places.
Today, I’m pleased to add this item to the mix: a boombox garden. 
A pretty good new use for a dead boombox, isn’t it?
(spotted on EcoSalon)

gardensinunexpectedplaces:

Gardening with repurposed objects” is a recurring theme here on Gardens in Unexpected Places.

Today, I’m pleased to add this item to the mix: a boombox garden

A pretty good new use for a dead boombox, isn’t it?

(spotted on EcoSalon)

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8:03 am - Sun, Apr 28, 2013
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Old bed frame pieces used as garden borders / fences.
(photo via 33 Barefoot Lane)

Old bed frame pieces used as garden borders / fences.

(photo via 33 Barefoot Lane)

12:47 pm - Fri, Apr 5, 2013
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gardensinunexpectedplaces:

Former men’s room of what used to be an elementary school in Detroit; the Catherine Ferguson Academy, a charter high school for young mothers and pregnant teens, now calls the historic building home. 
The property’s grounds feature a four-acre urban farm, which helps teach students about gardening, and enhances their skills sets.
The school, which allows students to “attend classes and care for their babies in a single environment,” was slated to be closed in 2011. Thanks to community members who rallied in support of the school, the school remains open today. Almost all the school’s graduates enroll in two- or four-year colleges.
Via The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit: Places: Design Observer. Photograph by Andrew Herscher.

Seems fitting to follow this earlier Unconsumption post about repurposed urinals with this one on fixtures-turned-planters-in-girls’-school!   

gardensinunexpectedplaces:

Former men’s room of what used to be an elementary school in Detroit; the Catherine Ferguson Academy, a charter high school for young mothers and pregnant teens, now calls the historic building home. 

The property’s grounds feature a four-acre urban farm, which helps teach students about gardening, and enhances their skills sets.

The school, which allows students to “attend classes and care for their babies in a single environment,” was slated to be closed in 2011. Thanks to community members who rallied in support of the school, the school remains open today. Almost all the school’s graduates enroll in two- or four-year colleges.

Via The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit: Places: Design Observer. Photograph by Andrew Herscher.

Seems fitting to follow this earlier Unconsumption post about repurposed urinals with this one on fixtures-turned-planters-in-girls’-school!   

9:09 am - Mon, Apr 1, 2013
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The laudable trend toward free book-sharing setups has gotten plenty of attention, and here at Unconsumption we have highlighted many notable examples — some involving phone booths of all sorts; informal street versions; and of course the Little Free Libraries initiative.

But this particular book-share project happens to have an Unconsumption connection: It’s located in the community Metro Star Garden in Savannah, GA, where Unconsumption co-founder Rob Walker (that’s me) has some involvement.

In fact, if you happen to be in Savannah this Friday night April 5, the Metro Star Library makes its official debut in connection with the monthly Art March. Several of us from the garden will be around from 6-9 pm, showing off the garden and library and just generally hobnobbing with neighbors and Art Marchers. Perhaps there will even be refreshments? Only one way to find out for sure!

Anyway, the Metro Star Library was built at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Boundary Hall, and came about thanks in large part to the efforts and generosity of SCAD’s Scott Thorp and Todd Yuratich, as well as a number of students. Scott, a professor and the design program coordinator at SCAD, arranged for a bunch of students to sign on for an extra-credit series of workshops organized around building little libraries. Todd, an amazing woodworker who oversees the Boundary Hall shop space and also has his own practice, Miel Manufacturing (don’t miss his very cool “wooden paintings,” made  completely from offcuts), led the workshops.

The blue/grey library was the one Todd built as a demo, and the second structure, which the garden is using as an “information” box (which we needed) was created by students Sydney Barnett, Taylor Olenik and Jamie Karaat, who I believe are all fashion majors.

Both structures were designed and constructed entirely from excess materials around the shop — pretty cool!

And they look even better in person. So Savannah folks should come by the garden Friday night!

More pictures of the garden itself (which is also a repurposing project of sorts — it used to be a vacant lot) here.

And of course, there’s much more elsewhere in the Unconsumption archives about swapping, sharing and the sharing economy / collaborative consumptionlibraries, and books.

—rw

Metro Star Garden Library Debut: Friday Night April 5, 6-9 pm, corner of 38th & Howard, Savannah, GA.

2:06 pm - Thu, Mar 28, 2013
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gardensinunexpectedplaces:

urbanhedgerow:

The beginnings of a school bus conversion into a mobile garden!

I’m a sucker for mobile gardens. And creative reuses for cars and buses. 

gardensinunexpectedplaces:

urbanhedgerow:

The beginnings of a school bus conversion into a mobile garden!

I’m a sucker for mobile gardens. And creative reuses for cars and buses

7:58 pm - Sun, Mar 24, 2013
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Brilliant! And a great addition to the "beverage carton-repurposing" idea file.
Spotted on Facebook, on the Grow Food, Not Lawns community gardening page here. (If you’re aware of the original source, please tell us — I wasn’t able to track it down.)
Other garden-related ideas can be found in earlier Unconsumption posts here and here.

Brilliant! And a great addition to the "beverage carton-repurposing" idea file.

Spotted on Facebook, on the Grow Food, Not Lawns community gardening page here. (If you’re aware of the original source, please tell us — I wasn’t able to track it down.)

Other garden-related ideas can be found in earlier Unconsumption posts here and here.

6:47 pm - Fri, Mar 8, 2013
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gardensinunexpectedplaces:

legentis:

craigslist houseshare ad: “i have a garden growing in my shower so you have to use eco-friendly hair products. you will see worms and other insects, and you will occasionally see a spider too but they all help out the ecosystem.”
ok.

I’m all for using graywater to water plants. (Green) thumbs up for this! 
Maybe pair it with this moss bathmat?! 

Makes me think of showers that are designed to conserve water by reusing gray water.
So, could you see yourself using a garden-in-a-shower? 

gardensinunexpectedplaces:

legentis:

craigslist houseshare ad: “i have a garden growing in my shower so you have to use eco-friendly hair products. you will see worms and other insects, and you will occasionally see a spider too but they all help out the ecosystem.”

ok.

I’m all for using graywater to water plants. (Green) thumbs up for this! 

Maybe pair it with this moss bathmat?! 

Makes me think of showers that are designed to conserve water by reusing gray water.

So, could you see yourself using a garden-in-a-shower? 

7:43 pm - Mon, Feb 25, 2013
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urbangreens:

submitted by Louise Faulkner

Source here, @Louiseann666, apparently, on Instagram.

urbangreens:

submitted by Louise Faulkner

Source here, @Louiseann666, apparently, on Instagram.

4:08 pm - Wed, Feb 6, 2013
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gardensinunexpectedplaces:

Now here’s a creative new use for old handbags. 
Note: If you have unwanted purses that are still usable, e.g., not torn/ripped, consider giving them away — perhaps to a friend, or to a local charity that accepts donations of such items — or sell them, instead of using them as garden accessories!  
(Photo via Teresa O’Connor’s SeasonalWisdom blog) 
See also: Old bike helmets repurposed as hanging planters.

gardensinunexpectedplaces:

Now here’s a creative new use for old handbags.

Note: If you have unwanted purses that are still usable, e.g., not torn/ripped, consider giving them away — perhaps to a friend, or to a local charity that accepts donations of such items — or sell them, instead of using them as garden accessories!  

(Photo via Teresa O’Connor’s SeasonalWisdom blog) 

See also: Old bike helmets repurposed as hanging planters.

11:24 am - Thu, Sep 27, 2012
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I came across this while reading one of my favorite blogs, The Improvised Life. They posted this from treasure from trash, dumpster to garden installation called Ten Yards of Futopia by Michael Bernstein (via Design Boom).
The installation is in Long Island City, NY.

From Design Boom’s description:
New York born designer Michael Bernstein has developed a plan for a series of small gardens, and forests to be placed in recycled refuse dumpsters. His project Ten Yards refers to the payload capacity of each dumpster.
Once constructed, these gardens can be installed with relative ease in any urban location; just as easily, they can be picked up by truck and moved to a new location.
These units of greenery can be dispatched to neighborhoods in need of green spaces, each consisting of two rows of regionally grown pine trees.

I came across this while reading one of my favorite blogs, The Improvised Life. They posted this from treasure from trash, dumpster to garden installation called Ten Yards of Futopia by Michael Bernstein (via Design Boom).

The installation is in Long Island City, NY.

From Design Boom’s description:

New York born designer Michael Bernstein has developed a plan for a series of small gardens, and forests to be placed in recycled refuse dumpsters. His project Ten Yards refers to the payload capacity of each dumpster.

Once constructed, these gardens can be installed with relative ease in any urban location; just as easily, they can be picked up by truck and moved to a new location.

These units of greenery can be dispatched to neighborhoods in need of green spaces, each consisting of two rows of regionally grown pine trees.

5:10 pm - Sun, Aug 26, 2012
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shakespeareinventedfuckery:


I want to make these.
They’d look gorgeous on our balcony, and would put our wine penchant to good use. XD


Wish there were more info on how to do this! If you have any, leave in the comments, please!

shakespeareinventedfuckery:

I want to make these.

They’d look gorgeous on our balcony, and would put our wine penchant to good use. XD

Wish there were more info on how to do this! If you have any, leave in the comments, please!

(Source: nishikinkeiji, via fuckyeahupcycle)

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