Learn about ReUse in your Garden at the May 21st Farmers Market

Sustainable Crediton's Waste Action Group will be organising a  Stand at the Farmers Market on May 21st  featuring how to reuse ordinary household waste to enhance your garden. It will co-incide with National ReUse Week that is being supported by Devon County Council. The aim of this week is to make people aware of just how much of what we throw away, or even what we recycle, can be put to really good use a second time.

On the stand there will be lots of examples of how you can reuse ordinary household waste in your garden. This will help you to save money plus reduce the need to recycle household rubbish or send  it to landfill. On show will be ideas on how to improve your soil, how to cut down on the need for plastic flower pots and labels and how to eradicate weeds without chemicals or tiring hand weeding. Fed up with birds, animals and slugs damaging your newly planted seeds and young plants? We have ideas on how to prevent this as well. We will also be showing you how to decorate your garden for summer, with the opportunity for everyone who visits us to make a pretty night light holder to take home and hang in the garden for summer barbecues.

Esther Mann, Group Co-ordinator, said 'Do come along and visit us. You will be surprised at all the clever ideas on show.  You can go away with a free leaflet on how to put some of them into practice at home. In past decades people took reuse of their household waste for granted and hardly anything ended up in dustbins except ashes from the coal fire! The situation has changed drastically in recent years and we want to show everyone how they can easily and practically cut down a little on what they throw away. It is very satisfying to do so as well as good for the environment.'

For more information on the Waste Action Group please visit Sustainable Crediton's website.