I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Over the next few days, I'll be in the very, very toasty Pacific Northwest
. On the itinerary: a special green home audit
(my parents' summer home) and my 10-year high school reunion where I hope to not break out any Romy and Michelle
-inspired lines like "Could you excuse me? I cut my foot earlier and my shoe is filling up with blood."
While I sweat and awkwardly socialize this weekend, please enjoy this tasty summer mix of green home news collected this week from around the interwebs.
a truly striking "modern rustic" building project: an "underground forest home." (pictured)
The Daily Green shares
"21 Organic Lawn Care Tips from a Real Expert." The expert in question is Paul Tukey from Safelawns.org.
The Seattle Times tracks
an interesting new gardening trend: small veggie gardens being grown in the city's parking strips, the small patches of grass between sidewalks and curbs.
Dwell chews that fat
with Geoff Manaugh, the author and prolific architecture blogger (and former Dwell
editor) responsible for the new BLDBLOG Book
The Los Angeles Times profiles
Kathy Hemenway, a woman with various chemical sensitivities who has taken refuge in a nontoxic "safe house" in remote Snowflake, Ariz.
with South Carolinian and green builder extraordinaire Todd Usher.