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Political Signs used to Build Raised Garden Beds

Posted by love_the_yard z9A Jax FL (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 7, 12 at 11:13

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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Brilliant!


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

Lou


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


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  • Posted by whgille Oakland FL Zone 9B (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 7, 12 at 12:56

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

Silvia


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RE: Political Signs used to Build Raised Garden Beds

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!


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RE: Political Signs used to Build Raised Garden Beds

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


Becca


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Yep - he does!!

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


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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!


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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


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RE: Political Signs used to Build Raised Garden Beds

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


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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.


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