Eco find: Two-tier cedar planter maximizes precious square footage

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      With an increasing number of Lower Mainlanders turning to condos, multifamily dwellings, and townhomes, space is at a premium.

      But just because you’re working with a tight outdoor area doesn’t mean you have to give up gardening. This two-tier cedar planter ($239) maximizes precious square footage by extending upward, allowing you to harvest herbs, flowers, and edibles of all types. Crafted in Canada using rot-proof cedar offcuts, the container also features a drainage hole to prevent extra water from drowning the roots.

      Plus, the planter locks together—and comes apart—with zero tools, making it a good investment for city dwellers on the move. Find it at Lee Valley Tools (1180 Southeast Marine Drive).