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Today is the day I have started gathering materials for my design. Anything I use must be cheap or free, because this is about people with limited resources executing a design to give them more control over their food situation.

I understand the items in my environment in Detroit, Michigan are going to be different from the materials available in Africa but I need to stick with the spirit of the project. Growing season here is still at least 6 weeks away so I have some time to find materials.

I am going to get my materials from curb shopping ( which is what we call picking things out of peoples trashes ) or from resale stores. The cheaper the better.

I am currently looking for plastic lawn chairs ( I found two today in someones trash, they are cracked but willl still work for me ), 5 gallon detergent or pickle buckets ( empty and with lids if possible ), some kitty litter pans, two by fours or posts, and something to use as trellis material.

My two chairs are a start. I will put up a picture when I get all my materials together. Peace, Michael

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Comment by Ysa Tan on March 17, 2010 at 5:54pm
can't wait to see your design :)
Comment by Turil Cronburg on March 23, 2010 at 6:53pm
This is the most fun way to garden! Bed headboards make great trellises, too, if you happen up them. Also, remember to check Freecycle and Craigslist and any other groups that want to get rid of stuff for potential supplies. I got a commercial compost bin from Freecycle a few years ago, which was a big help. Though the recycled chicken wire compost "bin" was fine too.

Good luck!
Comment by John D. Boyden on May 9, 2010 at 8:12pm
Well done +! resourcefulnes


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