I may be the last person in America who still wakes up every morning and reads a newspaper. Made of actual paper. Delivered to the end of the driveway. How many trees died today to feed my archaic addiction?
To ease my guilt, I am always trying to take advantage of recycling opportunities — paper airplanes, tri-cornered pirate hatsâ€” and now, biodegradable cylinders in which to sprout seeds. A simple two-piece wooden press transforms strips of old newspaper into tiny grow pots:
Above: A waxed beech wood Seed Pot Maker is 11.50â‚¬ from Manufactum. Wind a strip of newsprintâ€”double thicknessâ€”around the core, tuck the edges underneath, and press into the base.
Above: For US gardeners, a Paper Pot Maker is $20 from Third Shift via Etsy.
Above: The technique, via Uncommon Goods, where an acorn-topped Seed Pot Maker is $17.