Penny Livingston on Urban Permaculture

Penny Livingston on Urban Permaculture. Looking at the science of natural systems in landscape design.. Don’t miss an episode! Click here to sign up for weekly podcast updates. Penny is internationally recognized as a prominent permaculture teacher, designer, and speaker. She holds a MS in Eco-Social Regeneration and a Diploma in Permaculture Design. Penny has…

Chicago’s Botanic Rooftop Garden

Chicago’s Botanic Rooftop Garden The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center in Chicago has a rooftop garden a combining food, beauty, education, research, and conservation in what they call a “living laboratory.” There are two areas to the garden: one with local plants and the other with plants known for growing…

All About Time

All About Time By Greg Peterson Chinese Proverb: The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago.  The second best time…now!!! I just finished reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s new novel called The Signature of All Things.  It is a very interesting read about botany, human relationships with nature and time.  I was particularly struck by…

Milan’s Vertical Forest

Milan’s Vertical Forest One of Europe’s most polluted cities is about to become the home of an impressive vertical forest. The project (called Bosco Verticale) is already underway and consists of two skyscrapers which will be home to 900 trees and a large variety of shrubs and other plants. Each building will have the same…