Urban garden / Guides

Urban Farm Unit - Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Pisciculture and Urban Farming
Food production

Growing food in urban cores with the Urban Farm Unit

...garden, they can produce abundent vegetables and fruits in an urban setting . There are some more ingenious solutions to growing food in urban areas, and fo...

Keyhole Garden
Landscaping

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...garden throughout the growing season. Mix a keyhole garden with vegetables that grow in the shade , and you've a winning combination for urban gardens! Here a...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...urban living: U.S. studies regarding the energy impact of population by location shows 55% of the energy consumed by a family living in a house in a suburban ...

“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?

...gardens. A lot of maintenance : Some people love to mow the lawn, but for the most part, this is a task that few would miss, even with gas-powered garden tool...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

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

...gardening resources check out the forum at homegrown.org 2.) Vertical Gardening: Ah, vertical gardening. There are so many ways to grow upwards - let's face...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...urban farming is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and your food costs. Not only that, it's often healthier and even tastes better. Any would-be gar...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...urban farming to installing renewable energy sources. 3. Eat local and get started in urban farming. Buying from food co-ops and shopping at farmers' market...

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

...garden. For greater detail on sustainable urban landscapes, check out some of the following pages: Read about Water Permeable Surfaces for Driveways & Pathway...

Edible Perennials
Landscaping

A guide to growing edible perennials.

...urban farming , growing food in small spaces , hydroponic bottle gardens and all about sustainable landscaping in the Ecohome green building guide pages .

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...urban areas. Each year 11 million tons of shingles go to U.S. landfills, which amounts to an estimated 8% of total construction waste. Shingles are the defa...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...garden) is not a cheap feature to add to a home, but it can have a positive function. We live increasingly busy and stressful lives in a sterile environment tha...