February 19, 2014
"Plants are just another object we take for granted. We think of them as a thing that sits in the corner that we water once a week. But really, they can be so much more than that. They can be a remote. They can be a musical instrument.
They can be anything interactive that takes you away from plastic and glass and into the whole world that’s touchable around you.
Fast Company interns hacked houseplants to make them play music when they’re touched.
"Plants became more than just a plant. They became actual objects that we have an incentive to water."
November 19, 2013
Want to be more productive? Office vegetation offers “micro-restoration”—the chance for our brains to recharge throughout the day. Buy some desk plants.
Got a green friend in your workspace? Send us a picture on Twitter using the hashtag
#mydeskplant! Tell us if it helps you.
August 19, 2013
Whoops. The plants at a lot of big box home improvement stores are soaked in pesticides and are doing serious damage when bees come to pollinate them.
How Home-Depot’s bee-friendly plants are actually killing bees
August 11, 2013
In Seattle, homegrown solutions are changing how people get water
May 13, 2013
Fungus is the Internet of the plant world
New research finds that plants regularly communicate through a
vast, underground network.
January 25, 2013
Plants are amazing. So is science. Check out what scientists are figuring out about cucumbers here.