How to start with no budget.
My wife and I moved in to our home 5 years ago.The block we moved into had no trees and no plants,since then we have created a mini forest at the front and have developed a food garden at the rear and side of the house.This has been made possible by searching for as much free stuff as possible.How?
We looked at several ways to accomplish this.
1.Recycle as much as we could from home.
2.Council throw out days.
3.Gumtree free adds.
4.Local recycling depot.
5.If having to pay,negotiate.
Any object that could no longer be used at home was either stripped down and any usable parts kept.Council throw out days were always fun as we combed the streets for useful items.Fridges were picked up stripped and turned into garden beds,the same for filing cabinets,Pvc pipe was to be used to build structures to hold shade cloth e.t.c,when engaging in these runs have in mind what you need.Gumtree was always good,we picked up roofing iron and the odd free plant,bed frames were cut up for post,45 gallon drums became water tanks.The council recycling depot is a place to also pick up items and always for a low cost.
We saved a great deal this way and have only spent money when needed.The rule of thumb is to have clearly in mind what you need and only search out those items.My wife says that I am one of those people who can scavenged almost anything.We have built our garden on this and are proud of what we have accomplished.