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  1. Green the Roof

    Green the Roof

    From urban rooftop gardens to living roofs that help homeowners save on energy costs, you'll find plenty of ideas for the final (green) frontier: the roof.

    03.22.13

  2. Sara Carnochan

    Sara Carnochan is a cofounder of Heart Beet Gardening in Los Angeles where she plants, prunes, and writes. Her background is in literature—studying Creative Writing and Spanish at Bard...

    03.14.11

  3. Garden Talk: Urban Agriculture

    Whether it’s a backyard vegetable patch or a farming co-op in the city, more and more people are embracing the idea of locally grown food and sustainable gardening. Learn more in this talk by...

    05.04.09

  4. Public Fruit Jam 2009

    Public Fruit Jam 2009

    Machine Project and Fallen Fruit Collective unite to present this communal jam-making session/workshop. Bring along your home-grown or public fruit and any clean, empty glass jars you have. At the...

    07.31.09

  5. How to Make a Succulent Quilt

    How to Make a Succulent Quilt

    Denise King will be coordinating the construction of a “succulent quilt”, which will be made from donated plants and put on permanent display in the neighborhood. The succulent quilt is...

    08.07.09

  6. Composting 101: Carrot Tops, Castings, and Creative Reuse

    Composting 101: Carrot Tops, Castings, and Creative Reuse

    This workshop, led by sustainability coach Deborah Tull, offers a down-to-earth approach to understanding the A to Z of how to compost in your own backyard.

    08.13.09

  7. Urban Beekeeping

    Urban Beekeeping

    Convinced that the current decline in bee numbers is the result of their ‘enslavement’ to industrial processes, urban beekeeper Kirk Anderson and bee aficianado Amy Seidenwurm will...

    08.20.09

  8. LA Garden Show

    LA Garden Show

    The largest outdoor gardening event on the West Coast has evolved into a prestigious community gathering, as well as a premier industry event for gardening aficionados and professionals in...

    03.04.10

  9. Vertical Gardens DIY Workshop

    Vertical Gardens DIY Workshop

    Join us for a workshop at Flora Grubb Gardens on how to create interior and exterior vertical gardens utilizing the Woolly Pockets systems. By inserting living elements into unexpected and...

    04.07.10

  10. The Secret Life of Plants

    The Secret Life of Plants

    San Francisco–based artist and photographer presents his latest collection of photograms. Each piece is made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a photographic...

    05.30.10

  11. Marin Home & Garden Expo

    Marin Home & Garden Expo

    Discover ways to make your home a smart home at the 3rd annual Marin Home & Garden Expo. In addition to over 200 exhibitors and two days of demos and lectures on all things Home and Garden,...

    05.22.13

  12. Terra Ephemera
    Profiles

    Terra Ephemera

    Whether spanning acres or encased in amorphous glass ecospheres, Paula Hayes's singular landscapes blur the boundary between art and nature—and redefine the relationship between art and...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.23.09

  13. Indoor Garden Kits
    Product Reviews

    Indoor Garden Kits

    Dear Dwell, I'd like to grow edible herbs and plants, but since I live in a tiny apartment with no outdoor space, I'm looking for a garden I can grow on my kitchen counter. Can you help?

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.26.09

  14. House Plants
    Product Reviews

    House Plants

    Q: I enjoy plants' form, color, and positive impact, but what frustrates me is the lack of interesting houseplants available today. Are houseplants old-fashioned and out of place in the modern home...

    01.01.09

  15. Not Just Another Plant in the Wall
    Outdoor

    Not Just Another Plant in the Wall

    “Technically it’s a cinch,” Patrick Blanc says, and with a wave of the hand ticks off the ingredients needed to build a plant wall: ten-millimeter-thick waterproof PVC slabs...

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    01.01.09

  16. Exhibition Snapshot: Dwell Outdoor
    Dwell on Design

    Exhibition Snapshot: Dwell Outdoor

    From modern prefab sheds to luxury tent lodges, organic planters to living walls, Dwell Outdoor is one of the most anticipated exhibitions at this year's Dwell on Design.  

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.27.09

  17. New Trio from Stout Publishers
    Books

    New Trio from Stout Publishers

    One of the joys of coming in to Dwell every morning is passing by William Stout Architectural Books, maybe the best design bookstore I've seen. In addition to shelves and shelves of books on...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.15.09

  18. Julian Darley
    Profiles

    Julian Darley

    It might seem that the Post Carbon Institute casts too wide a net. But after translating German at the Vatican and becoming a Hollywood filmmaker, Julian Darley, the institute’s director, is...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.02.09

  19. Live from the Show Floor: Wallter
    Dwell on Design

    Live from the Show Floor: Wallter

    We've always admired the metal Slat Rack coat hanger by Wallter. At Dwell on Design, the Richmond, California–based design company debuted a new series of products: the Post, Wall, and Hang...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Williams
    06.26.10

  20. World's First Lichen Garden?
    Travel Reports

    World's First Lichen Garden?

    Last spring, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art unveiled its new 14,000-square foot rooftop sculpture garden, spangled with works by Ellsworth Kelly, Louise Bourgeois and Kiki Smith. To a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.26.10

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