Garden Design Isabel Blaser

Friday, 2 August 2019

TED Talk

Stefano Mancuso · The roots of plant intelligence

Stefano Mancuso is a founder of the study of plant neurobiology, which explores signaling and communication at all levels of biological organization, from genetics to molecules, cells and ecological communities.

Plants behave in some oddly intelligent ways: fighting predators, maximizing food opportunities ... But can we think of them as actually having a form of intelligence of their own? Italian botanist Stefano Mancuso presents intriguing evidence.

The Revolutionary Genius of Plants Stefano Mancuso








AÇORES A conteira é a planta com “todas as capacidades para substituir o plástico”

Um grupo de investigadores está a transformar a conteira, hedychium gardnerianumuma planta invasora em abundância nos Açores, numa alternativa ao plástico descartável. Já existem protótipos de pratos e copos e um consórcio europeu está a trabalhar em cuvetes para carnes.


Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Jardins d'ici et d'ailleurs - Quinta Do Palheiro - Madère - Portugal

Gardens of here and elsewhere - Quinta Do Palheiro - Madeira - Portugal

in english, french and portuguese

En 1420 les explorateurs portugais découvrent l’île de Madère. Située au milieu de l’Atlantique, à la croisée des chemins entre Europe, Afrique et Amérique, l’île devient un lieu privilégié pour nombreuses plantes exotiques. On y trouve aussi la Laurisylve, un type de forêt subtropicale humide.



























Thursday, 22 November 2018

Jardins d'ici et d'ailleurs - Jardin de L'Agdal - Marrakech - Maroc


Au 12eme siècle, la dynastie des Almohades entreprend de canaliser et stocker l’eau de la montagne. Les vergers de l’Agdal – la « prairie close »- avec ses orangers, ses oliviers, ses grenadiers et ses abricotiers répondent aux besoins de la population.



Wednesday, 12 September 2018

ASLA has joined the We Are Still In Movement



The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has joined We Are Still In, a national coalition of 3,500 states, cities, companies, and organizations that remain committed to achieving US greenhouse gas reduction targets outlined by the Obama administration as part of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

there are a lot of people also in the USA who are concerned..

https://www.globalclimateactionsummit.org

Thursday, 16 August 2018

MIT team release design guidelines as solution for urban storm flooding




















A rendering of Los Angeles depicts green space and wetlands as envisioned by the MIT team. Image: Jonah Susskind
Flooding, on the rise due to climate change, can devastate urban areas and result in drawn-out, costly repairs. Cities are in dire need of new strategies to manage the influx of stormwater. An interdisciplinary team of engineers and urban planners at MIT has now developed a solution: multifunctional urban stormwater wetlands and ponds that seamlessly integrate the control and cleaning of stormwater with ecological and recreational benefits.