It can be beautiful.
I have always been an organic gardener.
I have learned many ways of full use in the garden.
We compost and use what we grow.
We are seed to seed gardeners.
There was plenty of fennel seed this year for my herb cabinet and for reseeding.
The stems I cut and am using them for stir sticks.
Once I am finished with one it goes into the compost bin.
A couple of years ago I added bee balm to the garden for my tea.
My herbs are part of my everyday life all year long.
The bees and the butterflies love them.
What is good for me is also good for the bugs.
I am looking for more full use ways.
Please share how you full use in your garden.
I am aware of what I purchase. I am aware of the packaging.
Sometimes I will choose my item because I can reuse the box or tin.
Sometimes I by pass an item because of over packaging.
This jasmine tea I found at the Chines market over the weekend. It is packaged beautifully.
I will use the box in my January decorating.
Do you re-use packaging?
My friend told me how she uses the corded handles from shopping bags in her card making.
This book teaches how to make silk paper from silk fiber. I wonder if I can make silk paper from silk scraps? While shopping at the used bookstore, ( part of my commitment to re-use is to by used when I am able), I found this paper making book.
Years ago I made paper from junk mail. It was fun and so easy to do. On Saturday I gathered my things for papermaking. Once again I will save the junk mail that I can use for pulp.
Do you recycle junk mail? My husband shreds some of the paper before he recycles. Do you shred? The shredded paper looks so pretty. It would be nice for packing. I do not know if I can find a use for all the paper that comes into my house.
I shall contact the companies that send the mail order catalogs I do not order from. I also will suggest a magazine swap with the ladies in my fiber group.
Each year I make a commitment to another green way. This year I am committed to full use.
Before I throw anything away I will try and think of ways for full use. I can ask you for suggestions.
I have my monthly attitudes too. In January I re-commit to "waste not want not".
Let's be green together.