Just in time to celebrate Earth Day 2014 (Tues Aprill 22, 2014) we have created kits that can be used to promote recycling, sustainable gardening and really provide a fun activity for kids of all ages. We call them CapGardens as these tiny plants are growing in recycled or upcycled caps from water or soda bottles. They come in all colors and teach that us that we can find other uses for things than normally end up in our landfills.
This photo is of my Kale cap that sits on my desk ... the Kale is almost 2 weeks old now and growing nicely in this red bottle cap I got from a recycling center trash can. This was destined not to be recycled but discarded into our landfill. In the black cap on the left you can see peeking out the first Kohlrabi plant 2 days after planting. I kept some basil growing for a month in similar cap, there is something soothing about having a plant growing right below my monitor ...
The kits feature a pellet that expands with a little water to fill the caps perfectly with enough "earth" to grow out our Non-GMO Organic seeds that are included in the kit. The "earth" or growing media is actually made of compressed coir or coconut husks and thus sustainable and efficient use of another waste stream.
Will be listing these for sale in our store and through affiliates soon as the kits are ready to ship. These would make great activitities for schools, events or just for a quiet celebration. They also are a unique plant starter as you can simply put the growing matter and plant into your garden and allow them to mature to a great harvest of fresh vegetables !!!
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