Welcome All! I'm a dreamer, I hope you are too! A Posse ad Esse, or From possibility to reality, is a general state of mind. I hope you'll share your possibilities with me as I will with you. Namaste~

April 9, 2007

Reduce, Recyle, Reuse!

Take one pile of "unusable" concrete waste left over from trampling march of urban sprawl.

Break into manageable pieces, and transport to "refining" facility.

Once there, add two heaping helpings of manual labor. (And yes, I mean HEAPING HELPINGS!)

And Voila! Beautiful, garden edging, complete with "Rustic" cobblestone-like appearance for that quaint English garden look!

To me this is what Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is all about. Reduce what you consume, Reuse something in order to accomplish your goal, and Recycle because it saves resources and $$.

Get out there and see what you can find to reuse. It feels great to have something beautiful for nothing, and to get a good feeling for helping the environment to boot!


Professor Howdy said...

Very good posting.
Thank you - Have a good day!!!

Sandra - outrasartes said...

This is a great piece of advice. I've been trying to create a vegetable garden in my new house but the soil is poor and hasn't been dug for 10 years.
I've read about this "lasagna garden" in some sites on permaculture; I have 2 composters, but use the cold method so it takes "forever" to break the materials.
I've asked a neighbor to save ashes for me and also I've been saving paper and cardboard. Now I found what I think is good soil among the trees and have been collecting some of it.
Loved the idea of the concrete - just think it's to hard form me.

Anonymous said...

wow looks better than those bricks I bought --nice job!

Tobiah Horton said...

Thought you'd be interested in my concrete reuse project. Take a look: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tobiahhorton/sets/72157603194009082/
Nice site, I like the way you think.