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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Three Portlanders are encouraging sustainability by using 100-percent recycled plastic to create blocks that allow gardeners to build custom-raised garden beds.

No tools are required for the garden box, and the modular design allows gardeners to create any shape and size they want. The garden boxes come in custom colors, can be taken apart and then rebuilt over and over.

The recycled material is BPA- and phthalate-free, and the blocks are made in the Pacific Northwest. The creators said their idea came from a passion to help people grow their own produce and reduce waste in landfills.

"We think it's going to be something that potentially revolutionizes how people garden and make it easier for people who may have had all kinds of barriers to gardening," said Doug Holcomb, a co-founder of TogetherFarm. "Now they can actually have a chance to have a garden of their own and begin to eat local organic produce right from their yard."

TogetherFarm is launching its Kickstarter campaign this week.

To support their effort and preorder a kit, visit http://togetherfarm.com/Kickstarter/.

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