Fluidity Dish Wrack Planter – Green Kitchen

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How cool is this?  While doing your dishes you can be using the water runoff to grow plants.  That mess that you have going in your kitchen could be more aesthetically pleasing throughout the process.  This Fluidity Dish Rack Planter was created by DesignLibero, a company based in Milan, Italy.

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This product would be great for a small kitchen, as it was designed with small European kitchens in mind.  You can grow herbs right on the counter to use in your cooking!  The water that runs off of the plates gets filtered through coconut fiber and clay pellets, to ensure clean water for the plant.

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Luminaries

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This weekend at the Desert Botanical Garden you will find more then just a few prickly pears.  The garden will be filled with thousands of hand-lit luminaria bags, for its annual Las Noches de las Luminarias every weekend until the end of December. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the beauty of the desert, and be inspired by the lights that fill its night sky. Come after 5pm to see the bag lit walkways and enjoy a southwestern style meal.

Event Info

Las Noches de Las Luminarias

1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008

November 28-29, December 5-6, 12-13, 19-23, 26-30

5:30 – 9:30 p.m

Laboratory5 Inc is a local business based out of Tempe, Arizona

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STEAM Training

After giving a talk on how to integrate STEAM into curriculum at the APGA Conference HERE and then assisting the education team at the Desert Botanical Garden to create a STEAM curriculum I created a training for the DBG’s docents and volunteers in how to put the STEAM Curriculum into practice for students on tours and in classes at the garden.

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At Laboratory5 Inc. We bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual is doing in their fields to celebrate this work. We produce experiences so that those unfamiliar with the glorious, quirky, nerdy, geeky qualities of all areas of STEAM can be explored as an adventure to explain these fields. Talk with us about producing your STEAM experience or advising on your STEAM curriculum.

 

Laboratory5 Inc. is a small business based in Tempe, Arizona

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Digital Farm Collective Fundraiser

As a board member of Digital Farm Collective I was very proud of our fundraiser last Sunday night. Set in the lovely home of  Aric Mei, owner of Parlor. The amazing dinner was created by Chef Aaron Chamberlain, the wine was provided by Dos Cabezas, the beer and coffee from Cartel, and tequila offered by 3 Amigos.

I had the pleasure of being asked to do all of the decoration and table-scapes. It turned out so lovely I had to share some photos.

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If you are interested in learning more about Digital Farm Collective or to Donate to this amazing project Click HERE.

My House On Apt Therapy

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Name: Cyndi Coon
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Size: 1,800 square feet
Years lived in: 13 years; owned

Cyndi’s home, a ranch-style house built in 1958, is a stunning ode to all things found, reclaimed, and vintage. It’s a home you can stare at for hours: peering into glass-fronted cases, admiring collections of ceramics, and wondering at the story behind each object. It’s about as far away from childproofed as you can get. Nevertheless, it’s home to two girls both under the age of eight.

 

What is STEAM

It started with STEM . . . A great place to begin growth.

STEM is an acronym for SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS. The term is used as an education policy and a curriculum option for educators and policy makers. 

We added STEAM . . . which we use to propel the other other areas of education.

STEAM is an acronym for SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART AND MATHEMATICS. The initiative began so that the arts and design would be included in STEM education.

The founder of this initiative is Georgette Yakman. The idea of adding the arts to the STEM acronym, allows for a formal way to link the subjects together and correspond them to the global socioeconomic world. Yakman’s defining sentence is: “Science and Technology, interpreted through Engineering and the Arts, all based in elements of Mathematics”

At Laboratory5 Inc. We bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual is doing in their fields to celebrate this work. We produce experiences so that those unfamiliar with the glorious, quirky, nerdy, geeky qualities of all areas of STEAM can be explored as an adventure to explain these fields.

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Full STEAM Ahead

I represented the creative or the “A” in STEAM at the APGA 2013 Conference: Garden Evolution held in Phoenix. With my education colleagues from the Desert Botanical Garden. APGA is the American Public Garden Association. We presented to a packed house on how to use STEM in a garden education program and more specifically how to add the Arts right in the middle to create a more well rounded offing to students during tours. We avoid the typical power point and instead I created ‘slides’ to serve as a set design for us to speak in front. This allowed the focus to be on our words and the images from nature and industrial, recycled bits and pieces as inspiration only; not more words of information on the screen. The talk was very successful with a lot of interest nationally. Here are the slide images with the full power point downloadable at the bottom.

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Click here for the PowerPoint: Full STEAM Ahead You are welcome to use it I only ask that you credit Laboratory5 Inc.

 

Laboratory5 Inc. is a small business based in Tempe, Arizona

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What is STEAM? Click HERE