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The Paper Potter

The Paper Potter

The Paper Potter

It may not be spring just yet but I saw The Paper Potter during my V-day gift shopping and thought what a great Valentine’s Day gift or even for wishful spring thinking. The potter is made from FSC certified wood, which makes purchasing it even more worth it.
Soon you will be starting our gardens and instead of buying potters now you can make your own from paper that you were either going to throw away or I hope recycle. Once again the 3R’s: Reduce, Recycle & Reuse! By utilizing The Paper Potter you are making this years gardening experience even more rewarding by saving money, saving trees and adding one more step of sustainability to your experience.
If you participate in a community garden talk to the management and see if they would like to purchase multiple Paper Potters for the gardeners to use. If you are a teacher this is an excellent science project for your students to learn about gardening and sustainability.

THE PAPER POTTER PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

This ingenious device enables you to turn strips of old newspaper into biodegradable plant pots for seedlings.
Once you have hardened off the young plants, transplant them in their biodegradable paper pots without damaging their tender roots.
Children love making paper pots and this innovative and simple gadget can be used to teach an invaluable lesson about sustainable living.

Paper Potter Instructions:
1. Cut dry newspapers into strips (8cm x 57cm approx.)
2. Roll strip loosely around potter and roughly fold over excess paper.
3. Press potter onto base.
4. Remove pot & fill with growing medium.
5. Plant seedling or sow seeds directly.
6. Paper pot will biodegrade when transplanted to garden.

Pot is approx. 5 ½ inches high. Manufactured by Nether Wallop Trading Co. Ltd. Made in England. Made of FSC certified wood sourced from managed woodlands.

A Story about Grub and the Organic Kitchen

Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen

Grub is about making healthy food choices and preparing mouth-watering meals just as much as it is about unmasking corporate lies and supporting sustainable farming. Grub is a complete guide for anyone who is interested in eating real food.
Finally, organic food has moved out of granola-esque co-ops and into three-quarters of many chain grocery stores. More individuals are becoming aware of the social, environmental, and health benefits of organic eating, independent farming, and promoting “fair food.”
Grub is a combination of an exposé about the fake food overflowing in our supermarkets and the reasons for choosing organic, local, or “fair” items. This book helps us become a part of one of the most important movements of the century: a revolution between education, food and farming that comes full circle.
Included are practical how-to’s for creating an affordable, easy, organic kitchen with dozens of delicious recipes. It also offers those people who buy organically fresh ideas to cook with.