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Freeroots

Writing with Plants

This summer, some small plants started to appear on the side median of the street on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, NC.  At first glance, they look like random tufts of greenery.  However, if you walk by slowly you are able to read words made of plants that line the street medians. PLANT PLAY ROOT MADE WITH NOT L8R are some […]

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Greenwall

The Green Wall – The Largest Leafy Wall in North America

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A new sustainable interior wall at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania has plants growing from floor to ceiling.  Called The Green Wall, the walls were designed to resemble a lush, green jungle and are 14 feet high and 300 feet long making it the largest green wall in North America. The walls were developed by GSky and are comprised of 47,000 […]

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Mossgraffiti

Moss Graffiti

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I recently got an update from Kulturlabor Trial & Error, a upcycling group from Berlin that I met at the Pixelache conference in May. Recently, the group did a project of doing moss graffiti, which has become a public art form, eco graffiti form, and a method for greening up walls and urban spaces. Moss absorbs large amounts of carbon […]

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Terrarium

Small Plant Worlds: The History of Terrariums

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I have this idea that in the future I will have time for another creative activity – making terrariums.  Terariums have been on the rise lately, with glass bubble containers, the use of upcycled/thrifted objects, and sweet small worlds of plants being seen in flower shops and garden stores.  Often the plants are succulents, cacti, and other plants that do […]

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Seedarchive

The Chicago Seed Archive

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Nance Klehm does work in the area of land politics and land fertility.  She is an ecological systems designer, landscaper, horticultural consultant, and permacultural grower, speaker, and teacher One of her ongoing projects is the public seed archive based in Chicago, which started in 1993.   The seed archive allows anyone to borrow seeds to grow plants, as long as you […]

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