Don’t just throw away those plastic pots your plants came in! Here are our six favorite ways to reuse and recycle plant pots.
When I first started building my garden and raised beds, I ordered several bulk bags of garden loam and bark mulch. The bags are made of a sturdy, heavy-duty fabric, and I didn’t want to just throw them away, so I had to give some thought as to how I could use them. I decided to recycle the bulk bags into flexible raised beds in which I could grow potatoes and carrots. What this gave me were three extra raised beds with very little effort.
There are a wide variety of ways to recycle, repurpose, reclaim, and reuse items in the garden. Blythe shares several useful tips in this blog about recreating her gourd patch for the season.
Rather than throw out old handbags, ditch the landfill and upcycle them instead. Here are three unique ways to transform your well-loved bags into useful additions to your home.
Turning an old barn into something useable is a challenge, and it is a valuable skill to have when you are starting a farm.
Learn how to build a simple sled in less than 30 minutes from scrap lumber and logs!
It’s relatively easy for white-collar businesses to be greener: Recycle more paper, turn off the lights, etc. But what about trade-skill businesses?
These DIY garden lights reuse plastic bottles and provide soft, natural lighting for evenings spent outdoors.
Make your barn doors glide with skateboard wheels and other easy to find materials in this DIY project to create sliding barn doors.
Instead of throwing out that empty feedbag, get creative and turn it into something new! Homesteader Ed Essex shares ideas for finding new uses for old objects.
Never in a million years would I think a show about storage auctions could be so amazing, edgy and really bringing going green to the masses.Yet, it made sense one day while watching the show.
Participate in a clothing swap and make an economic statement
Use a simple hobby kit to cut glass wine bottles and transform them into drinking glasses, candleholders or this stylish candelabra.
Forget the time and money that goes into conventional giftwrap. Use these inspirational ideas to wrap lovely gifts with materials otherwise bound for the recycling bin.
Reuse burnt-out lightbulbs to make this adorable, unique DIY holiday wreath.
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.
Your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a great place to find inexpensive building supplies and appliances, and you can even donate your leftover supplies when your project is complete. Proceeds from your purchases support Habitat for Humanity and future housing projects.