Last year we expanded our vegetable garden three-fold by converting grass into raised beds. My plan for last autumn was to sheet mulch the last row of grass that receives any sun, making it ready for spring planting. Sheet mulching is the great, labor-saving method of converting any grassy-weedy area into a nutrient-rich garden bed […]
Entries Tagged as 'upcycling'
February 1st, 2010 · 29 Comments
January 2nd, 2010 · 36 Comments
My friend David Ruggiero is working on a new project called “Upcycling Northwest.” Upcycling, of course, is the in-word for smarter/better recycling, making use of the energy in the initial production of something, rather than using more energy to break it down into raw materials–or, as David puts it, finding “the highest and best re-use […]
December 21st, 2009 · 6 Comments
Last night I was wrapping a present for Claire, and I don’t know what came over me. The ugly old box ended up as a cardboard gingerbread house. When Claire woke up this morning, she thought the box itself was her present. Now we are plotting a whole upcycled cardboard box village, but I thought […]