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2015-04-30 16:30:45

Falmouth-based company raises the bar for sustainable building and hope others follow FALMOUTH, Maine, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today,

2015-04-27 23:04:37

New survey commissioned by The Morton Arboretum finds the majority of Chicago-area residents are concerned about region’s tree loss, yet are unsure how to help trees in their neighborhoods.

2015-04-22 20:21:12

WALTHAM, Mass., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Preserve, a leading producer of sustainable consumer goods, chose today, Earth Day, to announce the launch of a partnership with Dopper®,

2015-04-21 23:10:55

Denver-based urban design and landscape architecture firm Civitas has received a CSLA award in the landscape management category with W Architecture and Landscape Architecture for co-leading the

2015-04-21 12:26:08

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earth Day is tomorrow, a perfect time to share your excitement about landscape architecture.

2015-04-21 08:28:25

The National Association Serving Landscape Professionals Launches Renewed Strategic Vision, New Name, to Better Serve Members and Advance the Industry HERNDON, Va., April 21, 2015

2015-04-14 23:10:13

Chesapeake Realty Partners announced today that their newest residential real estate property, 2 East Wells, in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore City, was awarded LEED® Gold certification

2015-04-14 12:23:14

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Planning at the state and national level leads to more efficient investments in infrastructure, better resilience in the face of climate

2015-04-02 08:21:51

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.


Latest Environmental design Reference Libraries

Container garden
2013-08-21 10:16:39

A container garden consists of plants that are grown in pots, boxes, or other containers rather than directly in the ground. Containers can be made of terracotta, wood, plastic, ceramic, or other material that will hold soil and water. There are many forms of containers from the old worn out shoe, tea cups, terracotta pots, window boxes, or the more sophisticated methods with automatic-watering systems. Container gardening is good for growers who do not have adequate soil, growing...

Community garden
2013-08-21 07:25:44

Community gardens are plots of land that are tended by a community of gardeners. In the UK they are knows as allotment gardens where local officials will rent a piece of land for their growing needs. Community gardens come in all sizes and functionality from the small planters found hanging around town, to the large plantings to help preserve natural habitats. Community gardens may be privately owned as well as publicly. One plot of land can be used as a whole, with everybody working...

Naturescaping
2013-04-02 09:12:32

Naturescaping is a term that is in reference to a method of landscape design and landscaping that allows people, as well as nature, to exist. By including certain plants, particularly the native ones, into ones yard, one can attract beneficial insects, birds, and other creatures, and aid in keeping our rivers and streams in a healthy state. Widespread urban growth and urban sprawl over the last century has had an important impact on habitat that birds and other wildlife once called home....

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  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
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