Upcycling Projects

Make Your Own: Mini-Greenhouse

Give single-use packaging a second life with this easy upcycling project. March is the time for seed-starting, and these mini-greenhouses are perfect for starting your homegrown vegetables while reusing packaging items we all have! We started by searching our kitchen and garage to find different types of single-use packaging that we could use. Good items…

Winter Sowing for Wildflowers

Many New England wildflower species used in planting urban pollinator landscapes require stratification for the seeds to successfully germinate. Specifically, some they require a cold, moist period mimicking the natural winter season they would typically experience. Luckily, this is easy to accomplish even without a yard! Here are three easy, and sustainable, methods of winter…

Upcycling: Remove labels from glass bottles and jars

Reusing glass bottles and jars is an easy, and money-saving, way to collect containers for pickles, preserves, and sauces made from garden crops. There are already a variety of jars and bottles in different sizes in your pantry! Find a space where you can collect these as they are emptied. To remove labels, you will…


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