Wild About Gardening #1 – Aluminum Pop Cans Needed

We need you to help us collect aluminum pop cans to use as fillers in the bottom of our blue bin garden boxes.  Under our theme of “Wild About Gardening” we have set a goal for ourselves to try and grow 10% of our snack food on site and this project is a part of that overall goal.  With a minimum of 40 new “blue bin” gardens about to be put into action this will take several thousand cans.  Here is a picture of the garden boxes which we will be putting into action.


We will place this empty box in the entrance hallway so you can deposit the cans in there for us.  Once we receive these cans we will enlist some energetic school-age children to crush the cans in this handy can crusher which Mr. Buckley has mounted in room #12.  The cans will then be used to fill the bottom third of each blue bin so not as much soil is needed.  Here is what the can crusher looks like:


Thanks so much for being such a great group of supportive parents.



  1. Reply
    Doris Storey says:

    I’m so proud of the cutting edge centre that you are. Keep up the good work. I have a Romanian widow a few door down the road who is trying to show me how to garden! Good luck! Wish I would of learned more when I worked at Discovery about gardening.

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    Donna says:

    At our home I use plastic pop bottles in the bottom of my planters.

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