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20 Creative Ways to Upcycle Pallets in your Garden

20 Creative Ways to Upcycle Pallets in your Garden
Inspiring Pallet Gardening Ideas Recently I upcycled a pallet and large square wooden crate lying around a local landscaping yard into a mini garden shed for $7. I was so pleased with the result it made me consider other ways to reuse materials for my garden needs. Cheryl has turned this hardwood pallet into a stunning vertical garden – perfect for a narrow balcony or limited space. “Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.” – I’m sure this pallet planter project could become addictive! Britney created a stunning planter by stapling landscaping fabric onto the back of this pallet, filling with soil and her favourite plants. Vertical gardens have many benefits including taking up less room and maximising growing space – here are some examples using pallets: An amazing quantity of food can be grown in a one square metre pallet garden.

Create a simple garden trellis for vertical growing ‘Extreme Levels’ of Monsanto’s Roundup Found on Iowa Soy A study conducted on soybean plants grown on various Iowa farms has found unusually high levels of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide on the genetically modified crops. Read Post News for Seattle and the Northwest Most urban consumers are happy to leave farming to the farmers, but for those with a green thumb, it is getting easier to garden in the city. That's thanks, in part, to DIYers sharing ideas for reusing old materials to garden in and a new range of tools designed to get many more people involved with growing some of their own food. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has lately been talking about micro-gardens as critical way to help the urban poor get more food on the table. While it's probably tough to sustain a family on a micro-garden, FAO research shows that a well-tended micro-garden of 11 square feet can produce as much as 200 tomatoes a year, 36 heads of lettuce every 60 days, 10 cabbages every 90 days, and 100 onions every 120 days. Sure, micro-gardens can easily be created out of plenty of scrap materials: potatoes grown in a bucket or trash can, for example, or wooden pallets turned into an herb garden. Earth Starter is one such start-up. Copyright 2013 NPR.

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