Our claim to fame is Mattress springs. Our fencing is of mattress springs and these antique springs, donated by a good friend, make quite the statement as our front gates.
WHY REUSE? IT'S SIMPLE.
Used goods require:
No new agricultural or industrial practices
No new manufacturing processes,
No new packaging and
No transglobal transportation to marketplace.
So, reuse is sustainability in action. Work to reduce your own environmental footprint. Act now and be part of a worldwide movement.
Throughout the Bruce Botanical Food Gardens you will see evidence that we are reusing as much as possible in the construction of the Garden spaces and elements.
But it is about much more than simply reuse. It is about people coming together to build resilient communities in the shadow of Peak Oil and Climate Change. We need to consider how to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels. Reuse is one major approach but so is relocalization of:
>our food systems by reducing miles our food travels from field to fork.
>of support of community businesses to reduce exported wealth to other communities
>our tourism offerings to encourage us to explore our own region
>our educational opportunities to study new fields of interest related to our region
>and our energy reliance
We also need to reconsider the support of our community social structure-that means supporting the others in our communities and growing community strength. This is all part of sustainable action.
Interesting bits about reuse
Listen to the 2-part podcast from CBC radio's The Current
'Scrap Metal Theft'
Satellite dish garden structure
(designed by Lynne Taylor) coming soon to BBFG.
Wall Sconce from saw blades
(by artist Tim Maycock-Cargill, ON)
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