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Growing seeds in sustainably with origami paper pot

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Here is a sustainable Do It Yourself way to plant seeds in paper bags instead of plastic bags!

We try to use as little plastic as possible and produce the less amount of plastic waste. This is why we have been trying to find smart ways to replace all the plastic “things” we are using to grow fruit trees from seeds.

When it comes to self-sufficiency, the ability to grow one’s own food isn’t just an asset—it’s a key pillar of a smart framework. Fruit and nut trees are invaluable additions to any food forest, and can add luscious variety and nutrition to your diet.

It’s cool to grow fruit tress and eat a lot of organic healthy fruits and vegetables but doing this without the use of plastic is way much cooler don’t you think?

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One possible simple solution is to create your own DIY origami paper pot with used newspaper! 🙂

At the end it’s about connecting everything together. The so called holistic view of life. We are getting there step by step. Hopefully this may inspire you too. It’s not all all complicated.

Material you will need:

  • Newspaper
  • Soil
  • Seed
  • Water
  • Time and love 😉

Of course you might think well the newspaper has ink and this is toxic / unhealthy. Probably yes. But so is the plastic bag most use to plant trees … so its all about trying to find a better solution. There might be no ideal solution yet. Our recommendation is that if you have to use plastic bags for planting trees … don’t throw them away and use them as long as you can. Anyway if you have some similar sustainable hacks we would love to hear about them and publish them here at PermaTree.

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Origami? is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word “origami” is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin.

Please feel free to share this with your family and friends. Take care all best

Step by step origami paper pot how to:

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Why it’s best thing to do to start planting any kind of trees ASAP

  • Trees have mostly been discussed in climate change in terms of their carbon storage and the contributions they make to the global carbon balance but their more direct effect on micro- and mesoclimate is largely absent from the climate change debate, including that  involving agriculture. The authors argue that important adaptive opportunities are missed if we continue to ignore trees in that context.
  • Mitigation efforts cannot contain global climate change to the level that adaptation is not needed. This necessitates synergy of mitigation and adaptation actions across all sectors, and recent support for agroforestry as a part of agricultural adaptation strategies is also moving in this direction.
  • Climate science recognised the impacts of trees on wind speed, humidity, temperature and even rainfall, but climate maps and models are generally based on tree-less landscapes. There have been no attempts to show climate maps of the same area with different degrees of tree cover. The chapter reviews data to suggest that local tree cover has a substantial impact on major weather variables at local scales, and that variations in tree cover in an agricultural landscape may, for the next 30 years or so, exceed the predicted patterns of climate change on key climatic variables for many locations.


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