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How To Cut Used Tires For Garden Pots

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300 Million Free Garden Pots Every Year

What a great way to extend a garden! This video shows you how to use old tires to grow food in, sparing the expense of building garden beds or buying containers.

At the center of the tire, the plants connect directly to the soil underneath, requiring much less watering than regular container gardening.

A method is shown to cut part of the tire off easily, and at about 2:30 all kinds of unbelievably inspiring artistic and practical creations are shown-- all made with used tires!

Can we start 300 million garden pots a year? To put it into perspective, here are some head spinning facts:


"In the USA, an estimated 300 million tires are disposed of annually, a figure that is absolutely staggering. The problem of scrap tires is far worse in the USA than in Europe. Tires are not biodegradable, so they need to be recycled and repurposed rather than discarded.

Several states have already taken steps to get rid of all tire dumps. West Monroe, in New York state, was home to the Fortino Tire Dump, where 11 million used tires were stored. It was the largest of 102 dumps in the state, and was finally cleared in 2009 after the state spent $81 million on the clean-up operation."

--Bibi Farber

This video is a Sogua 2000 Production
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