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The Sun Frost Scrap Eater composter—made from recycled, solid-oak, Bordeaux wine barrels— doubles as a patio planter. Its sealed-bubble technology creates a miniature ecosystem that will feed the plants growing in the soil on the perimeter. $299. (707) 822-9095;