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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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Creative Reuse at a PHS Pop-up Garden!

The re salutes the PHS Pop Up garden newly open on East Passyunk (9th & Wharton Streets), which has a design theme of “Reclaimed, Repurposed and Recycled.”  We love what PHS’s Associate Director of Landscape, Leigh Ann Campbell, had to say in a recent PHS blog post: “the biggest takeaway for attendees are the many  ideas they can incorporate into their home garden.” Leigh Ann insists “almost anything is salvageable when the outcome is reuse.”  So true! The garden features toy dinosaurs and old records in fun table centerpieces and planters, display materials saved from the Philadelphia Flower Show, and a sculpture made from … Continue reading

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The Philadelphia Flower Show +The Resource Exchange

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society hosted the 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show last week with the theme of “ARTiculture.” We were able to save a few unique and reusable materials from the show as it was being broken down. At The Resource Exchange you can find these pieces of canvas printed with golden frames that were hung up around this year’s show, as well as large foam core signs that are just waiting to be reused!              Take a closer look at the frame design on the pieces of cloth… Read more about our relationship with PHS … Continue reading

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