Ever wish there was a Shazam for trees? LeafSnap is a new mobile app that can identify a tree's species by looking at a photograph of its leaf. It's a field guide for the twenty-first century, which uses facial recognition algorithms to analyze the leaf's contour so it can find a match from its index of species.
In this week's post about the James Beard Garden renovation, we show the new refrigerators given by True Professional Series that have been installed in the garden, which will be used by the staff of the James Beard Foundation garden to store ingredients for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres outside.
Turning an old grill into a planter; Barbie's dream house, now with green roofs (right); Tom Colicchio's secret rooftop farm; a new giant fungus; how to can; thieves at community gardens; and more! All in today's Links We Love.
The 9/11 Memorial opens this Sunday to the public, on the tenth anniversary of the attacks. We take a look at the landscape architecture, designed by Peter Walker, in conjunction with the project's architect, Michael Arad.