Green Journey...

Saving wonderful items from going into the landfill, one day at a time!


Going Green is as Old as Dirt.  A lot of us have been doing it for years. My first bike was made from parts from the dump.  I wish I still had it.  A lot more of us need to be growing  our own food,  recycling, reusing, and bartering for services to cut down on waste.

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Bathroom Spray Paint Project

Posted by deb clarke on April 8, 2016 at 10:40 PM

Kitchen Roll Cart Rustoleum Project

Posted by deb clarke on April 8, 2016 at 10:35 PM

Abandoned Cement Garden Project Update

Posted by deb clarke on March 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM

.This could have been a nightmare left by a fly by night contracting job. Our friends from our local garden club had this cement dropped off at the end of their driveway. Local code enforcement was called and investigations started but the mess was still there. We came to the rescue by picking up five loads of cement debree. The mess is cleaned up and now ready for a great wall to be made.If you use recycled cement, make sure you wear gloves as it is like sandpaper on the hands. You will need a mallet to break pieces up to fit occassionally but otherwise it stacks nicely. If you can, put the smooth edge down to keep it level. Lucy is the supervisor on the job done by our friend Dave "okydoke"! The next step is to fill the wall area with drainage rock, soil, and compost for a gardening delight. We will be putting in edible seedless grapes.

Vintage Trailer Kitchen Renovation Recycle Project

Posted by deb clarke on March 25, 2016 at 12:25 PM

Hillbilly Heater, Now That is a Green Grill Baby!

Posted by deb clarke on August 29, 2011 at 11:50 PM



Yes, You are right that is a wash barrel from a dead machine.
The grill is a bike spoke motogrill...good one..

Bowling Ball Garden Spheres by Sharon Thorne

Posted by deb clarke on August 19, 2011 at 12:05 AM

You will need decorations from anywhere: any type of coins or tokens, glass aquarium beads, broken ceramic dishware or colored glass, old sewing box buttons, tile pieces, etc. Previously used materials or remnants are even better but you can get bags of trinkets at the dollar store or gardening supply shops like Lake Builder Supply or Mendo Mill for some extra bling. Try to shop local to reduce the carbon footprint. Recycle yards, thrift shops, estate or garage sales and vintage stores across the country are great places to find all of the above to make your piece. We would like to see you go green. If you want a certain color, go ahead and buy something new but focus most of the project on used materials. Keep the stuff in containers, for art projects, garden stepping stones or other things that need decoration. This is a great classroom project for a school garden, too.
Here are four different designs:


Broken Glass

Glass Aquarium Beads