In the spirit of a well worn farm year, we are very rough on shoes out here and wear them out beyond usage. Many years ago I discovered Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program, which recycles worn-out athletic shoes by grinding them down to create a new material used to make high-quality sports surfaces for courts, playgrounds, etc. We already have a box full of shoes, and I invite you to join us in this recycling effort by bringing your worn-out sneakers to the farm share room or dropping them off by my office. (My office is connected to the greenhouse labeled "Greenery in the Glen" in the parking lot across the street from the main entrance to Our Lady of Angels Convent.) Shoe collections will be taken up through Saturday, November 23rd, then I will deliver them to the Nike factory store in Philadelphia.
Please see Nike's link, here, for more information on this program: