Sustainable Practices


Up North from Upshop, there is a garden that was given an upcycling makeover. Using ex-Volvo bins – very sturdy and versatile with steel hinged sides that can be stacked, which allows for a variety of heights – we created planter boxes with two layers. Then, once they were completed, filled with earth and planted out, we had to think of a way of keeping the chooks out! So we repurposed innerspring mattresses. They keep the veggies safe and also act as a vertical trellis for climbing plants.

Two problems solved with upcycling solutions, combining two sustainable practices: growing veggies and  extending the life of materials that would normally go to landfill.

Upshop has these materials for sale if you wish to start upcycling in your own garden. And we can assist with design and installation.