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10 Ways To Use A 'TubTrug': a Flexible, Handled, Carrier

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Tubtrug by Tony Wodarck

Through The Water Effect Campaign, The Ecology Center advocates simple solutions to conserve water and reimagine our relationship to this precious resource. One of our very favorite tools for change? The Tubtrug, a sturdy-handled, flexible bucket that is a water-wise gardener’s favorite companion. Here’s how to put this tool to good use:

Reimagine Rinsewater

Cleaning dishes by hand with biodegradable soap? A Tubtrug in the kitchen sink collects rinsewater that you can reuse to nourish your garden.

Harvest Vegetables. Carry a Tubtrug at your side as you gather your garden harvest.

Mix Soil. Use your Tubtrug to mix together the core components of a nutrient-rich soil.

Store Equipment. Stash gardening tools such as hand spades and gloves in your trusty Tubtrug.

Collect Cold Shower Water. As your shower warms up, use a Tubtrug to collect cold water that you can then use to water your garden or houseplants!

Shop The Farmers’ Market. Short on reusable bags? A sturdy Tubtrug is great for stowing your seasonal haul when you shop the farmers’ market.

Carry Materials. Whether you are organizing a community art project or coordinating a workday at the local garden, a Tubtrug is a simple way to carry materials across sites.

Hand Wash Laundry. Use biodegradable laundry detergent to wash clothes by hand.

Hold Mulch. A Tubtrug helps with the heavy lifting when you’re mulching your garden, creating compost, and carrying soil to refill beds.

Container Garden. Convert a Tubtrug into a miniature thriving garden!

Evan Marks is founder of the The Ecology Center, a non-profit eco-education center focused on creative solutions for thriving on Planet Earth. The Center works to inspire communities around simple solutions that empower individuals everywhere to be part of the solution. Follow The Ecology Center on Instagram and Facebook to learn about what you can do to build a thriving world. Read all of Evan’s MOTHER EARTH NEWS posts here.


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