Hey all you gardeners! Are you done transplanting and wondering how to keep from throwing out that pile of pots? Check out the list below for some island farmers and nurseries who can reuse your plastic pots.
> Chloe Bresney’s nursery operation – All types of pots and trays, including ceramic and terra cotta. Leave at 4615 New Sweden Av. in the collection bin at the farm stand or right by the driveway gate.
> Persephone Farms (at Bainbridge Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 10am-2pm)
- Plant pots – 4″ square type
- Paper grocery bags – The large size, broken handles okay. Rebecca folds down the top to make a secure carrier for starts purchases.
- Green paper molded or plastic berry baskets
- Certain plastic bags – Specifically a) returning the bags she sells produce in, b) produce bags from the store or c) bread bags IF all crumbs have been shaken out thoroughly. Rebecca puts the bouquets she sells in them.
- Rubber bands – She wraps around the bouquet stems.
- Quart-sized #5 plastic (PP) containers – Clean! Clear or white. NO LIDS. Rebecca puts edible flowers in them that she sells to restaurants.
> Butler Green Farms
(at Bainbridge Farmers’ Market, 10am-2pm, or their CSA stand east off Hwy 305 at Lovgreen Rd, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-6 pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm)
- Plant pots – 1 & 2 gallon
- Paper egg cartons
- Green paper molded berry baskets
> Bay Hay and Feed – 10-gallon or larger pots and plant trays in reusable condition. See manager before dropping off.
> Bainbridge Gardens – 2-gallon or larger pots and plant trays in reusable condition. See manager before dropping off.
> Lowe’s – All plastic pots and trays – drop off in the garden section (for recycling).