PlantTherapy: EcoForms

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Made from grain hulls. EcoForm vessels are not only functional, durable and elegant, they will help reduce the amount of plastic we use in the pursuit of gardening.

EcoForm vessels are made of grain hulls and natural binders and last for five years of regular use before breaking down. After that they can safely be thrown in the landfill or compost pile to decompose...

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According to the EcoForms website:

EcoForms™ are made from grain husks (primarily rice hulls) and natural binding agents (starch-based, water-soluble binders and biodegradable additives). No pollutants are used or produced at any stage of the manufacturing process. And because all scraps are recycled in the production process, no materials are wasted. Only a small amount of water is used in the binding formula, and the organic pigments are environmentally friendly. Heat and pressure cement the ingredients to produce EcoForms™.

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These vessels are still hard to find on the East Coast. For now you can find them in limited quantities up at the New York Botanical Garden Shop. I picked one up last week and I love the colors and warmth of the material.

They also are available online at Territorial Seed Company.

matt at apartmenttherapy dot com

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.

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