Caring for resources ensures reusing them. Rafts, chairs, masks, all of the beach haul, can last “a century” … we even have a “hand me down” raft from my parents! uhhh It’s probably 50 years old.
And then there is repurposing which often provides just the right solution for your needs. I like to save throw away stuff that is clean if it seems possibly useful. Most often I have just what I need on hand. It may drive my sweetie nuts, but he’ll get over it 🙂
There is no place better to groove resourcefulness as in the outdoors. I creatively reuse, repurpose, and resource what there is. Fence off veggies from critters, create a teepee for climbing cucs, create some shade for new transplants…. all with branches cut early spring (best time to prune Burning Bush for example) when there are no leaves yet. I have repurposed purchased trellis, bamboo poles, and pots for new solutions and creations over and over again. Every vignette takes on a beautiful new look and in the process ……. all of my inner vibrations slow down to a peaceful hum. The best part of life is scrumptiously simple.
You may not have a pot to ….. plant in. Of course it is fun to get something new and that also can be done in a resourceful way by choosing better products, considering manufacturing process, looking for healthy ingredients…. I love the lightweight pots I just purchased at a local store. So many on the market to choose from, here are some small pots (set of 10 for $16) to kick off your collection and three larger pots that are made from recycled material in the USA. Be resourceful, relaxed, refreshed, and a little rebellious. As you refine the processes in your life, you will always feel better.