Political Signs used to Build Raised Garden Beds

love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)June 7, 2012

Saw this interesting article linked in the Texas Gardening Forum. A non-profit group called "Food is Free" is using old political signs to build drought-tolerant, four-by-four gardens in people's front yards. The project leader says the wire stands of political signs make great tomato trellises, and the signs themselves are perfect as liners.

Here is a link to the news article and video, and below is a link to the Food is Free website. The Guides and How-Tos are on the project website under the "Resources" tab.

http://austin.ynn.com/content/top_stories/285120/political-signs-transform-into-nonpartisan-garden-gear/

Here is a link that might be useful: Food is Free Project

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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

Brilliant!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 12:00PM
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loufloralcityz9

Now, if we could only find a good use for the politicians!

Lou

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 12:40PM
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bamboo_rabbit(9A Inverness FL)

Think how well the plants will grow with all that added BS

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 12:49PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Lou - Bamboo - You guys are funny! And I agree, lol

Silvia

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 12:56PM
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corar4gw(JAX9A)

Man, I'm for recycling everything I can. (including the politicians). I've used those signs most frequently to guide people to my plant and yard sales. I staple poster board to the thin ones and paint the corrugated ones with gesso, which is water proof. Never thought to use them as plant cages though. I always learn so much on this forum!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 3:02PM
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FLgardenmom

Doesn't Tom do a form of this wicking bed thing with 5 gallon buckets?

Becca

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 8:55PM
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tinael01(10A)

Yep - he does!!

Here is a link that might be useful: Tom's Buckets

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 9:30PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Awesome! I used one of those sign-holder things as a trellis for a couple years until I hit it with the mower. Oops! Great use of the actual sign part!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 9:53AM
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emoboy997

This is a very good web site. It helps every one. any one can visit this site. Any one can get help from this site any time.
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Here is a link that might be useful: political signs

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 1:09AM
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emoboy997

This is a very good web site. It helps every one. any one can visit this site. Any one can get help from this site any time.
You are well come twenty four hours a day in this web site.

Here is a link that might be useful: political signs

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 1:12AM
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mrs_tlc

I need to re-line my raised bamboo beds and love this idea but am concerned about toxins from the product potentially leaching into the soil. Any thoughts on that? I'm currently using cardboard which has only lasted two seasons.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2012 at 12:06PM
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