Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Featured............

I was presently surprised when the June issue of Greene Magazine came out. One of the articles was about papercrete. I knew the editor had been asking quite a few questions about the craft but did not realize that the article was going to the press. You can read the article here

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Teaching and Vending.....

Each year Peggy and I travel to conventions and horticultural events nationwide to teach about and sell our products. One of our favorite early season haunts is the Hosta College in Piqua, Ohio. The Great Lakes Region Hosta Society entertains four hundred plus attendees each March to a wide selection of gardening related classes, plant vendors, and a lot of hosta hospitality. It has been our privilege to teach and vend at the event for the last few years. During that time we have introduced many gardeners to the art of Papercrete.


Papercrete.....

In any given year a little over 55 percent of paper created in the United States is discarded. That amounts to 48 million tons or the equivilent of 720 million trees that are used once and then buried in a landfill. Here is an idea which you can use to turn discarded paper into something useful! Using a simple recipe of paper pulp, portland cement, and various other ingredients you can create weatherproof containers for planting or a variety of sculptures.