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Lumber From Movie Set Goes To Community Garden!

This past summer, we save a bunch of lumber from the set of a soon-to-be-released major motion picture shot in the Philadelphia area.  One of the great ways that it has been reused was to build raised beds for Pastorius Community Gardens!  Pastorius Gardens is a newly formed neighborhood association whose vision is to create an organic community garden and permaculture orchard in order to “increase access to locally grown affordable nutrition, provide educational opportunities in organic vegetable and fruit production, and create a green space where our neighborhood may come together to share their stories, recipes, and seeds.”  If you … Continue reading

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Portside Arts Center + The Resource Exchange

Visit Portside Arts Center! 2531 E. Lehigh Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125 The intersection of Lehigh and Belgrade

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Theatre Lumber Reused in Fine Art!

You may have seen the pictures or video of The Resource Exchange teaming up with The Arden Theatre Co. to save many pieces of poplar used to build the set of “Equivocation.” Since we were able to save that lumber from going to landfill, many artists, DIYers, and builders have bought the planks for a variety of creative projects. Recently, Doug Matlaga shared his creative reuse with us – and we’re thrilled with the outcome! Doug works with Green Hill Art, an arts services company that does fabrication, art installation, shipping, framing, design, and crafting for museums, galleries and artists. After purchasing … Continue reading

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