How can I reuse or recycle an old kids slide?

October 17, 2011 by  
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Sherri emailed to ask: Any ideas on using an old kids slide in the veggie garden? I like that she added the “in the veggie garden” bit because that’s nearly always where my mind goes first and I worry that I come off as a bit obsessed with growing in random recycled things! 😉 I’m presuming that the slide is made from formed plastic – as that seems to be the thing for garden slides these days – but the ladder section might be chunky plastic or more slender metal, depending on the size of the slide. Either way, they could be used to add height to a veg garden such as providing supports for climbers or for vertical gardening — propped up against a wall, chunky plastic ladders might be suitable for use as a ladder planter (ideal for small pots of herbs and/or salad leaves) or hanging baskets etc could be hooked onto a metal ladder with thin rungs. Depending on the shape of the slide section, it might be suitable to use in a few different ways in a veg garden – if it’s flat (rather than wavy/bumpy or overly shaped at the top & bottom), it could be used as a water-catching trough underneath pots/containers or adapted into a potting bench type thing (the sides of the slide would stop surplus soil going all over the place … I’m a messy gardener with a soil shortage so this sort of thing would be very beneficial for me!). Any other veg growing/gardening suggestions? What about other ideas for reuses or recycling ideas for such a slide?

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How can I reuse or recycle kitchen cupboard doors?

April 8, 2011 by  
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My friend Katherine is getting a new kitchen soon and I’ve unofficially bagsied her (wood or woodish) kitchen cupboard doors – for reusing for other stuff rather than just putting in our kitchen. Lots of still-in-good-condition kitchen cabinets are given away from Freecycle/Freegle or sold on eBay – a quick and cheap way to revamp a kitchen. But what else can be done with them

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How can I reuse or recycle tea towels?

October 8, 2010 by  
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We’ve had an email from Louise W: Our church hall has accrued dozens and dozens of tea towels over the years, I don’t know where they come from. We usually tear the tatty ones in half and use them for cleaning rags but I was wondering if you had any ideas for other things we could do with them.

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Get Your Green Beauty Samples

February 10, 2010 by  
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Most people, when starting out with green beauty products, have no idea where to begin.  Which products should I purchase first?  Which will my skin like?  And which are truly safe products, for that matter? There are several online retailers who help with these decisions and get your new green beauty regimen off to a great start.  Simply, easily, and without spening a lot of money.  These are also worth a look if you already have a green beauty routine in place and would like to try a few different products.  It is always fun to sample new stuff! Read more of this story »

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