Permaculture premise is creating a self-sustaining garden that has a nurturing relationship with your yard’s environment and symbiotic relationship among the plantings.
You do not have to have “land” to farm. You can farm where ever you are. A 10th of an acre is enough and, on some days, more than you would want to can handle. Make the best use of your space, care for your soil, be thrifty with water and enjoy the garden and the fruits of your labor.
Warmer weather brings greater focus to porches, patios, and outdoor spaces in general. Here are some tips to ensure that outdoor space makeovers are done in an eco-friendly and environmentally safe way.
Anyone can have an indoor supply of fresh greens. Just try nutritious microgreens and sprouts year round.
What to plant in April for your vegetable garden, and what sized pot you need for your vegetable plant.
This mesmerizing video shows city lights, wildfires in Australia, and even gas flares in the Middle East, all photographed from a satellite high over our heads.
Why Tesla cars, Space-X and other creations of Elon Musk are not the kind of visionary thinking we so desperately need.
An experiment in urban gardening produces a melon miracle.
Learn how to create a yoga studio that enhances your practice and your health.
Build your own space-saving table from recycled wood.
Talking about carrying in the red roofing tin the old fashioned way due to a broken golf cart and some very muddy conditions. The refrigerator root cellar continues to prove itself as an experiment that seems to be working so far.
How our electronics save us space and provide even more room in a small home.
Learn three simple tips for making the most of small gardening spaces, including hanging plants and advice for selecting seed varieties.
Help measure the amount of 'light pollution' in your community and contribute to a growing data set by participating in Globe at Night.
How we had to adjust to a smaller home, the isolation and quiet.
When getting a top bar hive ready for winter, you need to know how much honey there is...and measureing these frames is different than measuring rectangular frames.
Giving yourself a quiet space for retreat and reflection helps nurture quiet, calm and peace.
Ryan Mitchell, founder of TheTinyLife.com, is saving up to pay cash for a 130-square-foot home on wheels in North Carolina. He’s seeking perspective, clarity—and a girlfriend who gets it.
Follow these simple guidelines to make the most of your small space: contain clutter, find furnishings do double-duty, and make maximum use of color and light.
Outdoor kitchens, dining areas and living rooms are a great way to expand your home's living space. Designers offer advice on how to make the most of the great outdoors--in your own backyard.
Is your patio short on space? Check out the Hot Pot BBQ, a grill that doubles as an herb planter.
Gary Chang's brilliant solution to making a 330-square-foot apartment work for his family was to create a sliding wall system that can be configured into 24 different rooms. You have to see this one to believe it.
Think your balcony's too tiny to provide food and fun? Check out Apartment Therapy's great tips for making the most of your outdoor space.
Christy Oates's brilliant fold-out furniture takes up virtually no floor space when it's not in use. It's the perfect solution for small homes--and a hopeful sign for the future of design.
Brief description of our journey back onto the National Mall, our Flex Space design, and our Solar Thermal Skylight.
The Snail, the winner of Electrolux Design Lab 2010 Competition, saves both energy and space by heating food with magnetic induction.
I’ve learned that gardening in small spaces can be challenging, but I’ve had great success with a Topsy Turvy tomato planter this year. Have you used similar products in your home? How do you handle gardening in small spaces?
A look at the completed project and some of the features.
The walk on the moon on July 20, 1969 was a monumental event, which forever changed our world perspective. Where were you on that momentous occasion?
Before space beneath your grow light is needed for onions and other early seedlings, fill it with baby lettuce grown in translucent clamshell salad containers.