There may come a time when you find yourself with an old, broken ladder that is no longer safe to use. Before you go throwing it to the curb, upcycle it! An old wooden ladder makes a perfect trellis for climbing plants, like cucumbers, squash, beans, and peas. Mother Earth gives a double seal of approval for reusing items to plant your own food. Eventually, the wood will decay into the soil and complete the full cycle, while nurturing your plants, garden bugs, and you! If you’re not in need of trellises any time soon, that ladder could become a shelf or blanket holder, too.