1. The sound of growing things.

    The Switched-On Garden is an outdoor art experiment that merges technology and the natural world through live music and participatory installations.

    The team behind this bio-interactive event successfully funded the project on Kickstarter and just uploaded an eight-part documentary of the strange and wondrous day in Bartram’s Garden.

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  2. Nature’s bounty.

    Mending Season is a series of tiny sculptures fashioned from the artist’s own garden vegetables.

    Green-thumbed artist Leah Gauthier often works with ephemeral materials, emphasizing the transient existence of nature’s many structures and forms. As each veggie sculpture lasts only a few hours, Gauthier is using her new Kickstarter project to fund a series of prints, capturing these momentary assemblages before they return to the soil.

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  3. How’s the air up there?
Urban Air is an experimental bamboo forest high above a Los Angeles freeway. 
Surrounded by concrete, bad drivers, and worse advertising, the LA commute feels like the ultimate environmental disconnect. Urban Air seeks to subvert that daily alienation — one billboard at a time. The idea is pretty simple: Take disused billboards, remove the commercial facade, and install a living, breathing cloud forest of bamboo.
Time to reclaim the asphalt jungle and score one for the trees — it’s our Project of the Day.

    How’s the air up there?

    Urban Air is an experimental bamboo forest high above a Los Angeles freeway. 

    Surrounded by concrete, bad drivers, and worse advertising, the LA commute feels like the ultimate environmental disconnect. Urban Air seeks to subvert that daily alienation — one billboard at a time. The idea is pretty simple: Take disused billboards, remove the commercial facade, and install a living, breathing cloud forest of bamboo.

    Time to reclaim the asphalt jungle and score one for the trees — it’s our Project of the Day.

    View on Kickstarter
  4. From steel to green.

    Like most Angelenos, artist Stephen Glassman spends too much time stuck in traffic.

    Choked with smog and surrounded by concrete, steel, and advertising, the experience of driving in LA can feel like the ultimate disconnect from other humans and the environment.

    Urban Air seeks to subvert that daily alienation — one billboard at a time. The idea is pretty simple: Take disused billboards, remove the commercial facade, and install a living, breathing cloud forest of bamboo. 

    Glassman’s current Kickstarter project is raising funds to implement a pilot forest high above an LA freeway. The vision is to nurture a green takeover of billboards around the world, kickstarted by this first attempt at building a floating garden amid the asphalt jungle.

  5. Homesweet Homegrown is a guide on how to grow, make, and store your own food — no matter where you live! How to pickle things? Check! How to make your own cold frame? Check! It even comes with organic seed packets to get you started. Next up? The ladies are gearing up to take their How To’s out of the backyard and onto the road, embarking on a cross-country Amtrak book tour.  So what are you waiting for? Get growing!

    Homesweet Homegrown is a guide on how to grow, make, and store your own food — no matter where you live! How to pickle things? Check! How to make your own cold frame? Check! It even comes with organic seed packets to get you started. Next up? The ladies are gearing up to take their How To’s out of the backyard and onto the road, embarking on a cross-country Amtrak book tour. So what are you waiting for? Get growing!