Kathleen, Clemens Mill | July 6, 2020
Gardening can be a great way to reduce waste: grow your own and eliminate all the packaging from your fruits and vegetables. But, it can also generate a lot of waste. With careful planning, planting seeds, and re-purposing any vessel that will hold soil, you can have a bumper crop of food and flowers – not waste. Check out the photos above for how Idea Exchange staff have re-purposed various items!
Learn more about gardening with less waste:
- Follow Barbara Kingsolver’s journey to a more sustainable lifestyle in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (audiobook).
- Use your library card and dive into the stunning lineup of gardening magazines available through PressReader and RB Digital.
- Discover gardening alternatives with Candice Batista of The Ecohub.
- Watch as Kevin from Epic Gardening talks about 5 Container Gardening Options for Apartment Gardeners. Keep an eye out for the well-organized option at the nine minute mark!
Make your harvest (and your groceries) go further:
- Learn about One Seed, One Community Cambridge and how your garden can help the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank.
- Check out the eBook, The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook: Save Food, Save Money, and Save the Planet (Ebsco Canadian Collection, unlimited copies available).
- Get answers to your questions about how to store food. Can you freeze eggs? That bottle of whatever that got shoved to the back of the fridge – is it still good? Find out with Still Tasty.