Andrew Carter at Byron Community College in Australia has a great, quick video on building a vertical garden out of a pallet.

It’s a really cool way to maximize your space, especially if you have a smaller backyard.

Here’s what you’ll need:

— A hardwood pallet
— Cardboard
— Heavy-duty fabric
— Star pickets

Pallets are plentiful, but make sure you use one that is not made of of pressure-treated wood, to avoid chemicals getting into the soil.

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Dan MacLeod

Dan MacLeod is the managing editor of the Bangor Daily News. He's an Orland native who moved to Portland in 2002 and now lives in Unity. He's been a journalist since 2008, and previously worked for the...