Urban farming / Guides

Commercial Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre
Roof coverings

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

Commercial Green Roof Case Study AB Canada Nestled in the Oldman River valley in Lethbridge Alberta, the green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature Centre (HSNC)...

Shipping container home
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly?

Shipping container houses are gaining popularity globally and are seductively attractive with their modern looking lines, colours and shape. Like many great id...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 7 tips for growing food in small spaces

...urban garden. Lettuce planted on vertical trays, what a great way to brighten up an ugly outside wall in an urban yard Which edibles lend themselves to ...

Indoor hydroponic vegetable garden
Food production

Growing food indoors

Introducing BioCity's indoor vertical veggie garden. This beautiful installation made with reclaimed wine bottles allows you to grow arugula, chard, strawberri...

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

Solariums have been gaining in popularity over the last 20 years , as many homeowners have found them to be a very enticing solution to brightening up a long w...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...urban water infrastructure, especially when we consider that one of the results of climate change is a greater frequency and intensity of summer droughts . Th...