Bringslimark, Tina, Terry Hartig, and Grete G. Patil. “Psychological Benefits of Indoor Plants in Workplaces: Putting Experimental Results into Context.” HortScience 42.3 (2007): 581-87. HortScience. HortScience. Web. 26 Feb.  2012.

  • Annotation: The discussion of this article centers around the benefits indoor plants produce for human indoor spaces such as workplace environments. This is relevant to our project through the general discussion of the tangible benefits indoor plants provide, which can be applied in the project’s typical college apartment space.

Brown, K. (n.d.). Urban agriculture and community food security in the United States: Farming from the city center to the urban fringe. Retrieved from

  • Annotation: This article discussed the idea of urban farming, what it is, and what the challenges and benefits are. This article was used as support for the vision that urban gardening is real, useful and quite alive.  This article gives legitimacy to the vision of growing food in real and not just ideal situations.

Childress, Vincent W. “Promising Alternatives in Agri-technology: Aquaponics.”

Technology Teacher (2003): 17-18.

  • Annotation: This article explains how aquaponics works and how the system is developing to be a good alternative to strict aquaculture or hydroponics.

Maas, J. (2008). Physical activity as a possible mechanism behind the relationship between greenspace and health: A multilevel analysis. BMC Public Health 2008, 8:206. Retrieved from

  • Annotation: This study looked to find correlations between the amount of green space people were exposed to and the amount of physical activity they engaged in. This relates to our project because it discusses how green spaces affect human habits and what projected emotional/habitual impact indoor green spaces will have on the people living in the redesigned college apartment

Jason Governo, and Britt Faucette. “VERMICULTURE FACILITY GROWS IN THE SOUTHEAST. “BioCycle” 1 Feb. 2005: ABI/INFORM Global, ProQuest. Web. 29 Feb. 2012

Jeri L Berc, Olegario Muniz, and Bernardo Calero. “Vermiculture Offers A New Agricultural Paradigm. “BioCycle” 1 Jun 2004: ABI/INFORM Global, Proquest. Web. 27 Feb. 2012.

Lewis, Andrew. The basics of vermiculture. Countryside and small stock journal (1985) 88.5 01 Sep 2004: 55. Countryside Publications. 29 Feb 2012.

Marsh, Lori, Scott Subler, Sudanshu Mishra, and Michele Marini. “Suitability of Aquaculture Effluent Solids Mixed with Cardboard as a Feedstock for Vermicomposting.” Bioresource Technology 96.4 (2005): 413-18. Science Direct. Elsevier Ltd. Web. 26 Mar. 2012.

  • Annotation: This article looks at the suitability of vermiculture composting of continuous removal of solid wastes such as fish feces and uneaten food in recirculating aquaculture systems. This relates to project research because it examines condition in which worms were more likely to thrive and diminish – which is beneficial to us in establishing a successful apartment aquaponics systems.

Meattle, K. (Performer) (2009). How to grow your own fresh air Ted Talks. [Video podcast]. Retrieved from

  • Annotation: This podcast concentrates on how indoor plants can develop fresh air for the home. It focuses on three specific plants and how these plants decreased eye irritation, respiratory problems, and headaches when placed indoors. They also discovered that there was an increase in human productivity, and a decrease in energy usage.

Simon, Gregory L, and Day Biehler, Dawn. “The Great Indoors: Research frontiers on indoor environments as active political-ecological spaces.” Processes in Human Geography 35.2 (2011): 172-92. Sage. Web. 26 Mar. 2012.

  • Annotation: This article was an evaluation of indoor spaces as unique environments, both enclosed and connected by ecological and social systems. as well as how they change nature and are changed by nature. This aided our research through its analysis of the uses and social flow of indoor spaces and the effect nature has on them which was beneficial to look at when looking at the benefits indoor plants have in the apartment.

Stynen, Andreas. “‘Une mode charmante’” nineteenth-century indoor gardening between nature and artifice.” Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes. 29.3 (2009): 217-34. Taylor and Francis Online. Web. 26 Mar. 2012.

  • Annotation: This article looks at the history of the use of plants indoors as decoration – where the practice originated, types of ornamental use for flowers and plant material. This is relevant to our project through its discussion of the many uses of plants indoors and is a good creative jumping-off point for ideas to incorporate into the green remodel.

WSU Cooperative Extension Whatcom County 1000 N Forest Street, Suite 201, Bellingham WA 98225 USA,

Yang, Dong S., Svoboda V. Pennisi, Ki-Cheol Son, and Stanley J. Kays. “Screening Indoor Plants for Volatile Organic Pollutant Removal Efficiency.” HortScience 44.5 (2009): 1377-381. HortScience. Web. 27 Feb. 2012.

  • Annotation: This article discussed the ability of indoor plants to remove volatile organic compounds from indoor air. This related to our project research through its discussion of the ability indoor plants have in performing ecosystem services such as cleaning indoor air and provided information as to ways plants can be beneficial within the typical college apartment .

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