Written by Adam Fedderly, R3 Board Member
The Burlap Blog Blurb on farming with jute.
Our idea was simple… we answered a question…”what is the one thing most individuals can’t seem to live without”, depending on the time of day most answer coffee. It is also known as the most recognized scent. How can we lessen that carbon footprint while people still get that delicious cozy cup? R3 created a bag within a bag. Products made from the bi-products. We start with a recycled burlap coffee bag. We cut our pattern, stitch it up and create a bag within a bag, the R3 bag. The cycle continues further, and the desire to keep our planet clean continues.
All products have some sort of bi-product, and our bi-products are jute scraps. The great news is our product was made from 100 percent burlap. These natural rough biodegradable fibers, in a textile, have a wood-like material. Our bi-products, “the jute scraps”, are donated to local farms and farmers and we certainly use some for ourselves in research and development.
Burlap is made from jute.
Jute comes from the skin of the jute plant. These natural rough biodegradable fibers are wonderful for farming. Jute, hay and mulch can be used to catch water on low points of properties. Jute can be used on hillsides to attain water retention.
Planter Boxes, hanging pots, hanging plants that you wish to attain more water, prior to planting add some jute scraps for water retention in the soil.
You can pot a plant using burlap.
Keep the cycle rolling, keep it simple. Use a R3 bag over and over and when it is time to lay at rest, cut it up and put it in your planter box and use it at its best.
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