"It's my contribution to the well being of the planet."
To recycle and up-cycle anything she can.
Marcy McCann got a container in 2010 and has filled it four times with corks from bottles of wine.
"Of the 15 billion corks that are sold around the world yearly, the majority of them end up in the landfill. Those really can be made into cork flooring, cork shoe soles, the cork board that we tack things into, so they're quite a resource so it would just be a shame to throw them in the landfill." McCann said.
Donna Willis works at Christina's cafe on occasion, her daughters own the place.
"We use a lot of trash cans that we cut half way and make holes in, fifty five gallon drums, anything that we can use to recycle into a flower container that's what we use. It also keeps the cost down."
Something you can easily do at home is to start a compost pile. They say it’s a really great source for gardening.
Willis says they even recycle water.
"We needed to collect rain water because we couldn't afford to pay the price that it would cost to water this garden. We use over 200 gallons of water a day to water it."
The water goes down through the spouts where it's directed to a container. Then they can pump the water out to feed their flowers and produce.
McCann hopes people realize how a little bit of creativity can go a long way.
"I think it’s an obligation by an ethical person to do that. I know it might sound like a little bit of hippy in me to say that but it is. You know, in the second World War people recycled. They collected every scrap of thread and every scrap of aluminum so this isn't something new; this is something that we stopped doing."