This is what $20 of blueberries looks like! A great deal compared to buying packaged organic blueberries! These are from @theblueberryfarm in LaFayette, about a 25 min drive outside of Chattanooga. Zach gathered all of these in about 2 hours--it would have taken longer with kids 🙂. They open at sunrise, go early to avoid the heat of the day. We hope to gather enough to freeze for the year, a tall order for all the berries we eat!
At $10 a gallon, this not only saves on plastic packaging but also saves a ton of money!
Right now is the peak of blueberry season, go in the next few weeks to get the easiest pickings! #plasticfreeproduce #plasticfreejuly #savemoney #savetheplanet #chattanoogafun #blueberries #zerowastechattanooga #chattanooga_fun
This is our most recent zero waste conundrum. What to do with our couch?
The average couch only lasts 7-15 years in America, that's a lot of couches in landfills! After much thought, these are a few important things to consider regarding furniture:
1. Repair your furniture if possible. I think we are going to reupholster our couch. If you don't have the skills needed, hire someone to do it. Paying for repairs vs paying for new factory production is so much better for the planet. It's also good for our local economy.
2. If beyond repair, take apart the piece to recycle the non-plastic parts. Then buy used furniture to replace it. Even if it is a cheaply made budget piece, at least you are giving it a second life. If you can afford a well made antique, even better.
3. If you absolutely must buy something new, buy top quality items which will last generations. This is an expensive option, so if you don't have the budget to drop a few thousand on a new couch, commit to option two.
#zerowastefurniture #repair #reupholstery #reuse #zerowastechattanooga