I’m sure that I’m not the only one that hates it when a good cork is tossed away.
I love wine and I love corks! So I collect them.
some quick cork facts:
- cork oak tree grows in coastal regions of the Mediterranean.
- cork trees survive harsh conditions.
- average life expectancy of a cork tree would be 120 to 200 years.
- natural cork is actually obtained from the bark of the tree.
- In ancient times, cork bark was used to form sandal soles, food storage vessels, and floats for fishing nets.
- Seventeenth century, one French monk, Dom Perignon, is credited with being the first to recognize the ability of cork to contain sparkling wines. The rest- is history.
Corks uses nowadays:
And here are some things the kids made at our Trash 2 Art club, and anyone can make:
and there’s plenty more to do with corks. maybe we’ll wait for next winter. meanwhile- collecting more of them.