Links We Love, 1/31/2012

Links We Love, 1/31/2012

January 31, 2012

- If you're browsing seed catalogs and ordering plants this winter, you must check out the new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone map and see if your zone has changed. [Away to Garden / Washington Post ]

- Margaret Roach conducts a Q&A with C.R. Lawn, founder of Fedco Seeds, about the Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association, et al. v. Monsanto case. The opening arguments started today. [Away to Garden]

- This map shows every tree in the United States! [Inhabitat]

- The U.S. Pavillion at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale is looking for submissions to fit this year's theme: "Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good." Some suggestions for possible submissions include community gardens, urban farms, occupations, urban repair squads, pop-up markets, crowdsourced urban planning, plus digital projects that make cities more navigable, accessible, and transparent. Deadline is February 6. [ASLA]

AIDS memorial

studio a+i: Mateo Paiva, Lily Lim, John Thurtle, Insook Kim, Esteban Erlich. Rendering by Guillaume Paturel

- An infinite forest of birch trees and mirrors is the winning proposal for an AIDS memorial in New York City. (Above) [Curbed NY] However, apparently, the developers are going with their own original plans. [The Awl]

- A fun wedding where guests were part of a terrarium challenge, bringing their own terrariums from home to be used as centerpieces and then entered in a friendly contest judged by the bride and groom (natch). [Green Wedding Shoes]

- GrowWrite is a new online publication for garden writers. [Garden Rant]