native planting

Urban Rivers Plans a Mile of Floating Gardens on Chicago River by 2020

Urban Rivers Plans a Mile of Floating Gardens on Chicago River by 2020

More than breaking records, though, the goal is to reintroduce native plants and grasses, and clean the river’s polluted waters enough to bring local fish, birds, turtles, muskrats and otters back home.

Bees are Dying at an Alarming Rate. Amsterdam May Have the Answer.

Bees are Dying at an Alarming Rate. Amsterdam May Have the Answer.

Alarm bells are sounding globally over the disappearance of pollinators, but the Dutch capital has proved to be a success story.

Can We Make Green Roofs More Biodiverse?

Can We Make Green Roofs More Biodiverse?

A study of decades-old German green roofs found that they don’t support a wide range of animal and plant life. But researchers and designers are trying to change that.

Amazon Spheres Have 4,000 Square Feet of Indoor Vertical Gardens and this York County Native is in Charge

Amazon Spheres Have 4,000 Square Feet of Indoor Vertical Gardens and this York County Native is in Charge

Workers at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle might forget where they are when they walk into three giant glass spheres filled with a rainforest, a river and thousands of plants.

Dreaming of Grass Roofs

Dreaming of Grass Roofs

Mojo columnist Lori Ryker highlights organic architecture that celebrates place by blending into it.