All-Ages Upcycling Workshop This Saturday!

Images from La Mia Designs.

BetterArts presents an Upcycling Workshop for all ages at 11 a.m. this Saturday, Aug. 2, at Better Farm in Redwood.

This all-ages workshop invites students to transform old items into something new. Furniture, clothing, or anything else you find is welcome! Crafts supplies like glue, needle and thread, embroidery floss, and other items will be available. If you don't have something specific in mind, we will also have a bunch of old items available for you to upcycle. The fun will last two to three hours. 

The workshop is being taught for the second year in a row by Stephanie DeJoseph of La Mia Designs. La Mia Designs is an eco- conscious business offering handcrafted items such as original artwork, unique photographic images, handbags, jewelry, and home accent pieces such as furniture. In addition to customizing interiors, La Mia minimizes waste by repurposing old and vintage fabrics, clothing, jewelry, furniture and building materials.

There is a suggested $5 donation for this course to help defray instructor and material fees. Email to pre-register. Better Farm is located at 31060 Cottage Hill Road, Redwood. For a full list of upcoming events at the farm, visit

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.