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I will be co-hosting a Google Hangout about Gardening Trends with #Garden Media Group and #Shawna Coronado tomorrow 2/20 at 2pm EST. Please join us!
 
Do you use trends in your business? Do you want to find out how?
 
Join Garden Media’s Google+ Hangout on Thursday, February 20th at 2:00 PM EST.  Together with garden gurus and trendspotters Shawna Coronado of Shawnacoronado.com and Robin Horton of Urbangardensweb.com, we will be talking about why and how integrating consumer trends into a garden business helps drive sales.
 
Joining the conversation will be Christy Wilhelmi of Gardenerd.com, and Carl Alguire of SmartGardener.com, winners of Garden Media’s contest to find the best tactics to use trends to boost business.
 
Please join us to find out how you can put the trends to work for you!  Follow the hashtag to get the inside scoop, too.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Garden Media Group. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Infographics are a great way to share content andthis one from Theresa Loe is pretty creative...
 
Here's a cute little infographic for making my Jamtini (Jam Cocktail). They are fun and easy! #garden2jar   #canning   #Cocktails  
http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/jam-cocktail-recipes/
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Child Explores Green Roofed City Bus Planted w/ Succulents in Hydroponic Foam #phytokinetic #greenroofs #gardens #succulents #hydroponic
Linking you to the freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for the stylish urban garden.
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How much do you love these pothole gardens?!
Linking you to the freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for the stylish urban garden.
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Real or April Fools?
Starting this week, over 20 of McDonald's outdoor PlayPlaces will be replaced with urban gardens and composting facilities.
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Take a ride on this one...
The greenery, featuring small shrubs and herbs, is planted in a lightweight hydroponic foam.
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20 great concrete products for outdoors including fireplace table, planter benches, containers, and more! #garden   #outdoorliving   #homedecor   #furniture  
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Such fun presenting these upcycled garden pots at Apartment Therapy Design Evening!
At last night's Apartment Therapy Design Evening, we heard from a couple of readers who presented their original DIY projects in front of a sold-out crowd. For those who weren't able to make it, here ...
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  • University of California, Berkeley
    French
  • Cooper Union
    Design
  • The New School for General Studies
    Writing
  • The Sorbonne
    French
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Founder, Creative Director and Coolspotter at Urban Gardens, a blog about urban style, design, and nature filtered through a designer's lens.
Introduction

Robin Plaskoff Horton is the founder and publisher of Urban Gardens, a lifestyle and design blog that blends urban style, design, and nature.In my former life, I spent years in the corporate world as a creative director and designer, and principal of a boutique creative consulting firm.

Back when green was just a color, I conceived of Urban Gardens as a print publication. After I presented the concept to a well-known creative director who’d launched a number of successful magazines, he asked, “who would want to read that?” Urban Gardens went into storage for a number of years, then in 2009, I resurfaced it as a blog. Every product, trend, and story I uncover here is filtered through my unique designer lens.

Urban Gardens is a lifestyle story told from the ground up. Literally. It’s about the whole circle: from planting a seed, to cultivating a garden, to harvesting, cooking, and then serving it all up in style, on fabulous furniture and design objects in outdoor rooms and indoor gardens, entertaining in private and experiencing public spaces, and sharing it all with family and friends.

Travel with me as I scout the world for the latest and greatest design ideas and trends, visiting the global marketplace to uncover the amazing ideas, innovations, and wares of talented established and new designers. Escape with me as I explore the world for intriguing and visually captivating destinations, to see, taste, and experience multi-culturally, what the global creative universe is growing and serving up in their own particular style.

I’m really proud to share that Urban Gardens was one of only five blogs nominated (along with Epicurious and Mother Nature Network) in the Lifestyle category for a Webby Award–hailed by The New York Times as the “Internet’s highest honor.” And we’ve received some great validation from other writers: The Garden Writers Association awarded Urban Gardens both a Silver award for best electronic media design and a Gold award for best overall design across all media categories. In 2012, I was honored to be one of 14 international bloggers invited by Modenus to to London to cover The London Design Festival.

After a few years at this, I now co-facilitate The Blog Workshops and have been invited to speak and present about storytelling for social media at various gigs including The Mother Nature News Fair, Women at Woodstock,The Garden Writers Association Annual Meeting, The Garden Bloggers Conference, and The Entrepreneurial Womens Network.

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Speak French and Los Angelese.
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