GOOD has the dish on a unique suburban planning movement: one that envisions communities built around farms instead of golf courses. Can you picture yourself harvesting organic radishes instead of teeing off on Saturday mornings? 
The Boston Globe laments that at 40 years old, Earth Day has perhaps become more about shilling products than taking action. From the state of my inbox over the last couple of weeks, I have to wonder as well. 
TreeHugger hands the mic over to architect Michelle Kaufmann on Earth Day to get her thoughts on the future of green building.
Unpluggd considers "10 Air Filters That are Easy on the Eyes and Nose."
Jetson Green is jazzed to see the AIA/COTE 2010 Top Ten Green Building Projects. Making the cut is KieranTimberlake's Special No. 9 House, a single-family home designed for the Make it Right Foundation in NOLA's Lower Ninth Ward. That's it pictured above.
Ecofriend rounds up "12 Eco-friendly lawnmowers to cut clean through grass."

Re-Nest takes a gander at the 2010 HGTV Green House in Plymouth, Mass. and wonders if its a bit "overdressed" with too much focus on eco-friendly decor flourishes rather than nitty-gritty aspects like building materials and efficiency.

The Los Angeles Times gets down n' dirty in a L.A. at Home blog post about composting with worms. Aspiring vermiculturists, take note.

The Christian Science Monitor checks in with Alexandra Marks as she considers installing residential wind power as part of an eco-renovation project on her property in rural Connecticut. 

Ecosalon highlights "5 Key Product Design Trends Building A Greener World." On the list? Straw, reclaimed fabrics, corn, light-transmitting concrete, and good, old-fashioned edible vegetation.

USATODAY travels to Salt Lake City to tour a super-efficient home, one of the first in the U.S. to gain popular-in-Europe Passive House Certification. 

Image: John C. Williams Architects 

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

Playing catch up: Earth Week leftovers
Out all week celebrating Earth Day? Fall a bit behind with the latest green home and garden developments? No sweat, I've got you covered.