"Zabaleen" is the Arabic term for those visionary and enterprising people whose culture revolves around recycling. The Zabaleen are experts at "transforming one man's garbage into another man's gold" and aspire toward a net zero-waste economy. Applied and supported this could lead to true energy independence, not only by radically reducing our demand for "raw materials" and hard to extract natural resources but by recycling other less obvious phenomena and materials that are now wasted.
If you' re young and lazy, old and feeble or just plain busy . . . you can reap rich garden harvests on slim expenditures of time and physical exertion by putting a rug in your produce patch.
What to do with the hideous carpets at the retrofit that are hiding the beautiful (and environmentally expensive precious) hardwood floors? We can use them to create a no till, no plough garden, using the carpet as weed supressor and mulch. Read on..