A workshop dedicated to the art of transforming junk is slated from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6 at Better Farm in Redwood.
In "Creative Upcyling and the Art of Transforming Junk",each student will bring an old, tired furniture or clothing piece to transform into something else that is functional. From sketches to the final product, instructor Stephanie DeJoseph of La Mia Designs will help students visualize, create, transform, and finalize an upcycled piece. Encouraged materials (anyone without the following is not excluded from attending): one piece to upcycle, sewing machine, fabric scraps, old clothing, small furniture pieces. Ages 15 and up. This workshop is being put on in partnership with betterArts.
There is a suggested $10 donation for all workshops held at Better Farm. To register or for more information, call (315) 482-2536 or email email@example.com. Better Farm is located at 31060 Cottage Hill Road in Redwood.
Setting up for betterArts’ Children’s Room at this year’s North Country Goes Green Irish Fest in Watertown March 16-18. Thanks to the volunteers who came out to support our sister organization, which functions to expand access to the arts for all. www.betterarts.org
Snack break on a snowy afternoon.
Our compost initiative is expanding! Many thanks to @clayton_food_co_op for getting on board by donating food scraps to Better Farm to be fed to our sanctuary animals and turned into soil. Food waste accounts for up to 40 percent of “garbage” — so separating scraps out of what we throw away means a massive reduction in landfill waste. Compost contributes to soil regeneration, and fresh food scraps replace or supplement animal feed, reducing carbon emissions associated with food processing and transportation. Composting is a radical act we can all be doing several times every single day.
When archaeologists visit Better Farm.
February 28. Canadian border of New York. Garlic already sprouting. #thesethingsarenotnormal
A little pre-spring dirt worship with the girls.
Get on the bus! Registration for our 2018 sustainability program is now open, with lots of dates to choose from! bit.ly/2oAFFnh
Very excited to announce our new partnership with DiPrinzio’s Kitchen in Clayton! The fine-dining Italian restaurant and catering company is saving all its table scraps to be used as Better Farm’s gardens and fed to the pigs and chickens. Big ups to @mollicathebaker for facilitating this fabulous new project!
Neigh-bors Riddler, Blaze and Red enjoying the breakfast buffet.
Sunday Funday with Buffalo the alpaca.
Nice haul today from a standing dead oak tree. #woodstoveseason
Somebody is SO EXCITED about all this fresh, organic hay! Thanks to everyone near and far who generously made donations to keep the hay supply flush alllllll winter long. Better Farm and all its beautiful beasts love you! 🐓🐖🦒🐴🦆🐥
Future’s so bright 😎
Day One of solar install complete!
Nobody digs a late-January thaw like Better Farm’s ducks. #youquackmeup #justducky
Celebrating #bootleggersday with some #templetonrye and Prohibition-era music all afternoon on Better Radio that would do any flapper, rum-runner, jazz musician or gangster proud.