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Plus Plus Pavers from Meld USA

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North Carolina-based Meld USA, maker of ecoX and Micro, launched a new paver called Plus Plus.  The cement paver is available in six standard colors, as well as nearly limitless custom colors, and made with up to 74% recycled content.  Also, to minimize the environmental impact of manufacturing, Plus Plus is “wet cast, air cured, and form finished,” according to Architect Magazine.  Meld’s paver can be used in any garden, driveway, or patio.

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Modern Hen Coop with a Green Roof

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If you’re thinking about raising chickens, there are a few ways to go about it.  You could build a retro Modern Coop or Quonset Coop.  Or, you could build a boxy coop with a green roof, like this one pictured here and featured in Dwell.  It’s framed with two-by-fours, insulated, sheathed with oriented strand board, covered in reclaimed cedar, ventilated with two upper windows, and topped with native landscaping, according to Miyoko Ohtake.

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