Living Canopies interviewed on Big Blend Radio

Living Canopies interviewed on Big Blend Radio

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazineand Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Nature Connection Show, airing live online from the Historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona.

ON THIS EPISODE:
Living Canopies - Dave Tilley - Co-founder of Living Canopies that creates The Living Umbrella, the world's first and only patio-styled umbrella that uses beautiful flowering plants to shade and protect people naturally. Adam M. Roberts - Executive Director of Bethesda Green, a Maryland organization focused on building a sustainable economy locally with a focus on innovation, impact, and community
- The Plot to Cool the Planet - Environmental lawyer turned author Sam Bleicher discusses his new novel that puts global warming at the center of a gripping speculative fiction story that involves a murder mystery, a daring secret plot, and dangerous international controversy and conflict.

Featured music is “Loving the Land” by Wally Lawder, and Deep in the Water by Gary Douglas. Thanks to show sponsors fine art nature photographer Margot Carrera and JKS Communications.

Be Cool with a Living Umbrella

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Be Cool with a Living Umbrella

Owner-Researcher-Grad Student Nick found some really “cool” properties for the Living Umbrella when he was conducting research for his MS degree. A Living Umbrella was 14 degrees cooler than a fabric umbrella—that’s the difference between 88F and 102F. We like to think that is impressively cool. OK—enough with the cool pun!! We can’t help ourselves!!

Dave and Nick

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Baltimore Sun writes about our living pergola at Mt. Washington Tavern

Mt. Washington Tavern Owner Rob Frisch likes the pretty touch his new mandevilla flowers added to his existing pergola on his Sky Bar. Living Canopies is trying out its newest product the Living Pergola, which comes with an automated solar powered watering system, at the Tavern this summer.  The red mandevilla is a tropical vine native to Brazil. In Maryland it won't survive the winter so it can't invade the natural ecosystems. It comes in pink, white, red and now apricot. Best of all its use of water is like nature's own little micromisters that releases water vapor to cool the air surrounding you.

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/dining/baltimore-diner-blog/bs-fo-outdoor-dining-20170626-story.html

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Bring a little nature home

Bring a little nature home

Outdoor living was meant to be green, but more and more of us are living in cities that are grey and devoid of nature. We still want that green-vibe so we plan weekends away to get into nature, and spend lots of time driving to get there...so why not bring it into everyday life? This is what drives green designers like us and that's why we created the Living Umbrella. 

The Living Umbrella is our first original green design and we want to share it with you.