11 Ways to Bring Creative Reuse to the Garden!

Make a windsock from plastic feed bagsImageImageImage

Don’t have a garden space? Make your own gardening containers! Image

Bicycle wheels make great fences or trellises
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Make a scoop for your chicken feed out of an old laundry detergent bottle
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Make your own farmer’s market bag
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Use an old car wheel to organize your hose
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Make your own garden art like this sculpture by Linda Wise
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Plastic bottles make great frost protectors for fragile starts
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Reuse those old shoes for fun/funky outdoor planters
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Yes, even urinals can be beautiful
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Pallets can be remade into handsome planters
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January Creative Reuse Workshops!

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As we search for a larger and permanent location, we will be teaching some creative reuse workshops around Humboldt County. Our first two creative reuse workshops. will be held in our former pop-up shop space at the Jacoby’s Storehouse. The first is a Origami Box making workshop using old calendars and the second is learning to make “plarn” aka plastic bag yarn.
On Sunday, January 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. ages 10 to adult are invited to learn how to make beautiful and useful origami boxes using old wall calendars. The workshop takes place at SCRAP Humboldt’s former pop-up shop location in Jacoby’s Storehouse, Suite 11, 780 7th Street in Arcata. Participants can make up to 3 boxes to take home.  The workshop costs $5 and all materials are provided.  
Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/471962879533140/
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The second workshop also takes place on January 27 and begins at 3 p.m.  Repurpose single use plastic bags into a re-usable tote bag!  In this workshop make “plarn”  (plastic + yarn = plarn) out of plastic bags, and learn how to crochet a simple tote using plarn.
Both plarn making and crocheting are time-consuming projects, participants will start this project and receive a pattern to finish it on their own.  Crochet experience is helpful. Participants need to bring plastic bags, scissors, and a crochet hook size J10 (6mm) or larger.  The workshop is also $5 each and both workshops are first-come-first-served.