Newspaper Garden Beds

This is a great idea for a community recycling scheme!
Does it give you any ideas to revitalise a run down community space, school garden project or maybe at home?
Many small recycling schemes like this would be eligible for grant funding from The National Lottery, Wrap, or Government Regeneration Schemes.

Gone Pickin'

Who else has seen these awesome and monstrous garden beds in New Acton?! I love the messy and seemingly infinite folds in the old newspaper – such a neat way to recycle the stuff! Why use newspaper in the garden some of you may be asking (I asked that myself)?

Newspaper Garden Bed

Well apart from being visually awesome, the newspaper is great for the plants! The newspaper helps stop those pesky weeds from getting into the garden (blocks light, crushes them under the sheer weight of all that paper!) and is also really effective to retain water for the plants to grow. The more water that can be held, the less we need to use to keep them alive! It’s a win for aesthetics and for the environment.

Newspaper Garden Bed

I love pickin’, Herbs xxx

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Published by used2bee

Former shop owner, hairdresser and BIG recycled Art & Crafts fan. I love retro design, cool modern interiors, quirky handmade craft, breathtaking natural beauty and painstaking detail. These qualities are shown in my blogs and the products i make to sell.

One thought on “Newspaper Garden Beds

  1. Thanks for sharing used2bee!! 🙂 It is a fantastic idea for a small community or school project – there’s many people out there that hold onto their newspapers rather than recycle. Good way to help them get rid of some of their stuff!


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