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Regrow food scraps for a free garden
We’re all about diverting waste from landfill – and composting is great, but you know what’s even better? Growing new food from your old food… for free!
A lot of the food you eat can easily be regrown from the stems left over after you make a meal. You’re more likely to get a longer-lasting crop with organic veggies, but even a cheap $4 celery from Woolworths has got some life in it!
These are some of the most common vegetables you can regrow:
- Herbs (coriander, mint, parsley, etc.)
- Spring onion
And to help get your scrap bucket garden kickstarted, we’ve made simple guides on how to regrow all of them. For 90% of the veggies above, it’s as simple as plopping them in a jar of fresh water.
Read our blog for step-by-step instructions on how to regrow an infinite supply of your most common grocery list items!
The indoor jungle of your dreams
The term ‘indoor jungle’ gets thrown around a lot these days, but this woman’s indoor plant collection is truly worthy of the title.
Fesi Djojo is a self described ‘indoor plant fanatic’, with a collection of over 558 plants that take up a breathtaking amount of space in her designer Perth home. Her collection is a full time hobby, needing daily care and attention, but for Fesi it’s a labor of love.
It’s hard to believe it, but before she moved into her current home she had no experience in the garden. “I love gardening, and when we moved here, I started with the garden outside. That’s where it began” says Fesi.
If you’re on a tight budget, creating an indoor jungle like Fesi’s can seem like a pipedream – and we don’t blame you. Just a single cutting of one of her rarer plants had a $4,500 price tag!
But starting with more affordable varieties and learning to propagate cuttings from plants you already own is an easy way to fill your home, without breaking the bank. Selling cuttings from her other plants is actually how Fesi saved up for that 4K cutting, so you might even start a lucrative side gig if you're not careful.
Anyone fancy a cup of... seawater?
While most of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, only a fraction of it is drinkable. But a new creation from a team of young Malaysian inventors might have found a cheap way to turn seawater into drinkable water – using the power of the sun.
WaterPod is a floating platform that uses sunlight and the rocking motion of the ocean to evaporate seawater into fresh water! It was designed for the sea nomads that live in floating villages along Malaysia’s coastlines, who often have difficulty getting access to fresh water.
But this unique invention could play a larger role in solving water scarcity all around the world. Current desalination methods are expensive, but WaterPod is made from cheap and readily available materials – including recycled plastic pulled from the ocean.
The young team were recently recognised with a James Dyson Award, and are preparing to start taking funding which will help them bring their innovative project to life. Read more about it below!
From the community – It's a double trouble Puppod! 😍
The only thing more heart melting than one pup posing adorably in a new Subpod is two! These esteemed gentlemen from @axelhugo_thefrenchies are just as excited as their owner about the new Subpod (we just hope they don't figure out it means less scraps for them too quickly).
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