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The Greater Purpose of Repurposing

The Greater Purpose of Repurposing

Since this recycling project was designed and built based on the materials I had on hand – and it’s something Iā€™m sure most of you don’t need – I’m treating it more as a philosophical exercise in creative problem solving than a how-to project. The ‘project’ in this case is a roadside garbage box – […]

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The Recycling Cycle

The Recycling Cycle

Stonehaven’s Greenhouse ā€“ our most unusual and useful landmark – is gone. R.I.P. Even though it outlived its life expectancy by nearly a decade, we knew it was becoming more vulnerable with each passing year. The winter winds of 2012-2013 struck the fatal blow to our beloved greenhouse – built from mostly recycled and repurposed […]

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Don’t Throw That Out!

Don’t Throw That Out!

I have a friend who’s a retired beekeeper and all-around do-it-yourselfer. Having grown up on a farm and worked in the home renovation business, he’s often said to me, "Don’t throw anything out. Ever." While there are a lot exceptions I can think of to his blanket statement, the underlying truth is, we can’t always […]

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