Every few months, as the seasons change, we like to send out an email to our staff to let them know what has changed, what has come and gone and what they have to look forward to. Since Nopalize is from the inside of our place, we’ll share it here with you too.
Hey Folks, I’m making these bird feeders now for public consumption. I know most of you who follow me here on Tumblr are craft sorts and can probably make this stuff yourselves. But if you can’t and really like them, please consider buying one from me. I’ll be expanding the store very soon to include at least one other bird feeder design and hopefully some lighting as well.
I am planning to rebuild our storage shed this summer and for a multitude of reasons think that I will use pallets to build the basic structure. In the meantime, I’ve been looking up how other people have made their pallet sheds. This one is a good one. Also, at the bottom of the page there are links to another guys pallet shed and to a photo of pallet shelves and a pallet chicken coop!
I know this is an old article but I like this idea. Instead of only trying to find places that already have dirt, or were previously planted in a past life, you can create your own areas on sidewalks or other locations. This photo looks to have a border made of plaster molded in cans or the like.
The two women leading Nomad Gardens, a project whose starting point will likely be the Mission Bay neighborhood in SF, met with my boss, site engineer and me yesterday. Funnily enough, of the three of us in the management office of the park, I am the most educated and up-to-date on things relating to this kind of project. This part of Nomad’s website lays out the plans for some plant boxes made out of pallets. It seemed like they were leading away from this idea now because it cost $200 and several hours with four people to put one of these pallet planters together. I think there is probably a way to assemble one similar without the $200 price tag or the 4 people and several hours of work. I know they are going for something more aesthetically pleasing and something that could withstand being moved from site to site and possibly several times….but I bet I could come up with something…like, for instance, the use of reclaimed materials rather than just reclaimed pallets? I know reclaiming stuff lends itself to irregularities across the timespan the items are built in to things other than the things they were originally intended to be….but…. What do you guys think?