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Repurposed Materials

New life as a container garden
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy Amy Duncan
From pavement to compost heap
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy Amy Duncan
The most durable tarp ever
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy Amy Duncan
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy Amy Duncan
New life as a container garden
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy Amy Duncan
From pavement to compost heap
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy Amy Duncan
The most durable tarp ever
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy Amy Duncan
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy Amy Duncan

Amy Duncan and her crew at Repurposed Materials Inc. in Denver, Colo. know a thing or two about taking the seemingly-useless and turning them into helpful garden products. Here are a few of Amy’s ideas to consider before you get growing this spring. Once you’ve looked her ideas over, share some of your own in the comments section! Knowing our readers, I bet there are some pretty crafty repurposed items in your gardens.

The classic: An old barrel used as a planter.
Reinvtenting the wheel, this time as weights to hold down vinyl compost covers.
Industrial beverage filter cloths become handy tarps.
Your everyday supersack grown into a big and helpful waste recepticle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. kelp4less 02/06/2013

    Great use of commonly disposed of items. Get the most out of your garden. Kelp4less can help!!

    http://www.kelp4less.com

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