If you garden you know mulch isn't cheap. If you have smaller gardens where you aren't buying mulch by the truckload you also know that it typically has a wasteful plastic bag, too. Well my environmentally-minded friends I'm here to tell you that you don't need to worry about that at all! A quick click or two over to Freecycle.org and you can have a freshly mulched garden for free that didn't waste anything. Here's mine:
How's this possible? Well, a fellow Freecycler recently chipped a fallen tree and had a huge pile of the debris in her driveway. She posted an ad and I responded with a smile...and about 15 kitty litter buckets. Unfortunately, I didn't even put a dent in the pile for her but I'm sure others will be along!
And how about that border? While it wasn't technically a Freecycle, I did put to use something that was someone else's trash. One of the houses in my neighborhood is remodeling and the owners had cut down a tree in the process. They put a big sign out front that said free firewood (during one of the hottest spring weeks in years). So after driving by the pile for a couple of weeks I finally I stopped and grabbed a few of the smaller stumps just to define the bed. I think I need to stop for a few more but I like the definition they add.
What are you upcycling in the garden?