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Historic El Chorro Restaurant Remodels into LEED Gold

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Jul 10, 2014 11:48:00 AM

How does one remodel a treasured historic building without losing its charm? How does one remodel historic buildings into Gold Certified LEED?

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Just the Right Pressure

Posted by Matt Power

Mar 26, 2014 10:46:00 AM

I'VE LEARNED A LOT FROM MY FAILURES as a gardener. Back before I knew better, I used to unleash the full force of sprinklers and nozzle spray on my tomatoes, cucumbers and butternut squash. But inevitably, the plants would develop leaf mold, mildew or some other crippling disease, and I’d lose much of my crop. Now I understand that I was using too much pressure—adding too much water at the wrong time, aiming at the wrong part of the plant, expecting fast results.

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The Energy-Water Nexus

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Mar 20, 2014 9:51:00 AM

Green Builder Media President Ron Jones has an ominous prediction: “If you think the oil wars are bad, wait until the water wars begin.” With severe drought conditions expanding across the globe, I fear that his warning may become a reality sooner, and more acutely, than we think.           

In this country, California, Texas, Arizona, and Georgia are on the frontline of the water crisis. Arizona just experienced its fourth warmest winter to date, causing water shortages across the state, and Texas is suffering through the lowest reservoir levels in 25 years.

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Designing a Landscape That Provides Beauty and Sustenance

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Mar 15, 2014 6:46:00 PM

There are many ways to incorporate edible plants into a landscape. Even if you’re rebuilding existing gardens, natives and non-native edible plants can be scattered randomly throughout the beds, as an exciting and useful alternative to traditional ho-hum plant selections.

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Garden Design: Patterns with Benefits

Posted by Matt Power

Mar 1, 2013 6:26:00 PM

Garden Therapy

The client on this project, a mother of five, is a social worker committed to providing her family with nutritionally dense foods. The edible garden is designed to produce a healthy variety of vegetables, fruits and berries. The circle gardens are easily accessible from the kitchen, and seen with a bird’s eye view from the upstairs bedroom. 
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