Buffalo Recycling Gardens is an ReUse-Art-Gardening-Community Building project for 2012. Here's a little background: During the Winter and Early Spring of 2012, the City of Buffalo began a new recycling program that included the delivery of large, wheeled and lidded totes. Expanding a recycling program is usually a good idea; this one is no different. By leaving the old blue bins, the City left it
s residents a great opportunity. Buffalo Recycling Garden encourages residents to REUSE their old blue recycling bins as container gardens. Grow FRESH VEGETABLES. The month of May brings Buffalo's growing season to your Bin Garden and the beginning of Buffalo Recycling Garden's Season of Prep, Paint and Plant Parties. Join your friends and neighbors to sand, prime, paint and plant your new Bin Garden. Think of the possibilities presented by Companion Gardening. In the coming months, keep an eye out for tips on reclaiming a plastic bin for this purpose. Plastic requires a little effort if you want to paint it. Believe me, people should paint them. Our children NEED to paint them... and to learn to garden. Schools are welcome to participate. Community based organizations and block clubs are encouraged to reach out to their residents to spread the word. With any luck and a good growing season, our artful and productive bins will provide plenty of food for block parties throughout the city in September/October. Who has ideas and skills to share? Do you work or have influence at a school? Who's with us?