Funk & Flash From Junk & Trash

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Funk & Flash From Junk & Trash

A group focused on creative recycling ideas for the Garden, Porches & Patios! "Make Gardens-Not Landfills"!

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Latest Activity: Jan 22, 2014

To Invent You Need a Good Imagination and a Pile of Junk - Thomas Edison

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Newspaper and Cardboard Recycling 8 Replies

There are so many uses for newspaper and cardboard recycling in the garden that I've gotten to the point that I can't live without this stuff. My first yard was built using the 'Layering or Lasagna"…Continue

Started by Sheri. Last reply by Jane Maarie Jan 27, 2011.

TRELLISES! 8 Replies

No matter what type of gardening you do, trellises are in demand! I had a strong wind hit and it just about took all my hollyhocks down right at the time of their prime bloom. I wound up having to…Continue

Started by Sheri. Last reply by Sheri Jan 22, 2011.

Greenhouses & Cold Frames / Re-purposing Old Windows & Doors 13 Replies

This year I have truly noticed a change in the weather patterns. I live in a coastal area and the fog banks this summer left me in a cold cloud for a couple of weeks. On several days the fog never…Continue

Started by Sheri. Last reply by Trina and Richie Oct 30, 2010.

What to do with ductwork...

My youngest son completed a college-course sheet metal program and was continually bringing "NEAT" stuff home to show us.  As scrap metal, it is too thin to have much weight or value.  Looking at…Continue

Tags: recycle, metal, sheet

Started by Harry Larsen Oct 27, 2010.

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Comment by Sheri on September 22, 2010 at 2:50am
LOL! You gals can have my rain! It hasn't stopped all year! I might be building an Sailboat/Ark soon! I know I can do that in my backyard!
Comment by Gyda Marie Haynes on September 22, 2010 at 2:26am
Yes, I agree with you, Sheri...the city will make money one way or the other. I think it's stupid to have to have licenses for indoor pets, but we've complied with Spokane...you have no choice when you go to the vet. I think the fellow doing all the gardening is a hero of sorts, especially giving away some of his produce...I'm sure he doesn't make a fortune at the Farmers market. Geesh, I wonder if they'll come after me for giving a couple of my neighbors fresh tomatoes...is six plants too many?
Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on September 22, 2010 at 2:18am
In Colorado the water laws are written so you never really know if you are in trouble. LOL I think we can use rain water now. I have drains on my down spouts that go where I want it to and some rain garden plans in the works. I can only fix this place so fast. Not doing bad for only moving here a couple of months ago!
Comment by Sheri on September 21, 2010 at 8:50am
I think what might be happening is the city wants to fine him for operating a farm/garden growing business. He supplements by selling at his local farmers market, which is a wonderful way to make your property pay for itself or could really help someone out who is on a fixed income. I doubt that what he makes at a local Farmers Market barely covers his cost for seed and other things he has put into his soil. I think their trying to nail him on lost revenue. Where I live, I had to get a permit ($) to excavate out my old useless yard. It's getting down right stupid.
Comment by Gyda Marie Haynes on September 21, 2010 at 7:50am
Wow...looks like you'd better check the covenants! I watched the video and also red the rainwater article! I think this is ridiculous...if you want to gather rainwater, why not?!? And, if have space for veggies for your table and for others...why not?!? My daughter works at a food bank, and they are so greatful when gardeners bring in their extra fruits and veggies to help out those less fortunate.
Comment by Sheri on September 21, 2010 at 12:53am
This is an eyeopener! I live in an area with a "Home Owners Association". I think I better reread my Homeowner rules before I plant!

Homeowner being fined $5000 for growing too many vegetables on his property.

http://www.wsbtv.com/video/24981915/index.html

Harvesting rainwater is illegal in some states and cities!

http://www.rainwatercollecting.com/blog/?p=56
Comment by Sheri on September 19, 2010 at 2:07pm
Thank you Gyda. They sent information out in a newsletter blog about a week ago and membership did increase. Got to keep those discussions going!
Comment by Gyda Marie Haynes on September 19, 2010 at 9:43am
Sheri, Congratulations for your Funk and Flash Group being featured today!!!
Comment by Sheri on September 10, 2010 at 1:12am
That's funny Lena but you might have a good point there!
Comment by Lena on September 9, 2010 at 7:33pm
Thanks for the welcome Sheri. I think I will stick with my practical mess, it scares the burglars away. I'll do the junk you can have the funk. ;-)
 

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