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reUse + Small Cricket Farm in Philly

Crosby Lyon came into the re this weekend and found sustainably sourced insulation for his small cricket farm called Cricket and Cork (follow on FB!). Cricket and Cork, Crosby says, “is right now focusing on raising crickets as a low energy and resource-efficient alternative to meat for human and pet consumption. I raise the crickets in containers housed on shelves, which I have insulated on four sides with the front covered in thick clear plastic. Inside is a heater and at least one humidifier. The smaller and more insulated the space, the less energy and water I need as inputs.” … Continue reading

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Reclaimed Lumber from PHS and The Arden Get a New Life!

Moving has given us the chance to reorganize and build store fixtures that will make our space better than ever…and we’re of course using reclaimed materials to do it! A lot of times we need carts and platforms for us to display sale items. We also need them to be moveable and versatile. So, super volunteer board member Dennis had the idea of making a display cart from two separate lumber donations. Remember those birch logs we saved from Pennsylvania Horticultural Society? How about the smaller poplar planks from The Arden Theatre Company? Dennis reused both materials to build this … Continue reading

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Creator Rewards!

Have you made something out of materials you found at The Resource Exchange? We want to hear about it! Sewn something with reclaimed fabric? Fixed something with salvaged lumber? Decorated for an event with props we saved from a film? You’re an artist, maker, doer, DIYer, teacher and we want to know how you’re using the materials we divert from landfill! email your photo and a description of how you creatively reused our materials in your project and we’ll send you a discount code that will save you 10% on a future purchase at our NEW LOCATION! email photos to … Continue reading

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