Links We Love, 9/19/12

Links We Love, 9/19/12

September 19, 2012
Photo by: Courtesy Numan/For Use

New technology for the Lowline, neighborly donations of gardening supplies and plants, a Maize Maze, and more in today’s Links We Love!

 -Croatian collective Numen installed a suspended field (pictured) that resembled a floating landscape made of grass. The installation is an undulating above ground “carpet” planted with grass, that undergoes the full vegetative cycle, from seeding to sowing to dying. [Architizer]

-Ever feel guilty for throwing away plants and supplies your garden doesn’t need? Now there is a website called PlantCatching, where gardeners can find other gardeners and donate soil, tools, flowers, vegetables, and everything in between.  [plantcatching]

-Now through October, the Queens County Farm Museum’s Maize Maze is back. Visitors are encouraged to solve puzzles, find clues, and simply get lost in the corn stalks as tall as elephants. There are also hay rides, pumpkin picking, and fresh apple cider! [Inhabitat]

-Do you love swimming but not a huge fan of the chemicals, biweekly cleaning visits, and other expenses? Try a natural swimming pool, like the ones by BioNova. They use shallow and deep-water plants to filter out the bacteria and algae naturally, and only require occasional weeding and replanting. Yours can look like a classic rectangular swimming pool, or it can look like a giant koi pond—the options are endless! [LA Times]

-The Lowline is a proposition to turn an abandoned NYC underground trolley terminal into a park using new technologies. The new exhibit “Introducing the Lowline” features some of the technology, such as remote skylights, which will harness enough sunlight from above to allow photosynthesis down below, to help the community envision what the Lowline could be like. [psfk]