Sunday, August 30, 2009

Garden Workday Sept 10th from 6pm to dusk

Come help us with our Trash to Treasure Demonstration Garden!!

Our next workday is scheduled for Sept 10th from 6pm to dusk. The garden is looking awesome!

We will begin planting native border plants and a butterfly garden!! We will also be spreading compost and mulch thoughout the garden. The building of garden structures such as trellises, fences, and container planters will continue. Come and join the fun and let your creativity out!

Click here to see our garden plan!

Thank you Burners Without Borders for your help!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

SILK Screen Workshop SEPT 12 10am-1pm

Have you always wondered how professionals do the magic of getting the image on a t-shirt?

Our very own member, Veezie Bowden, self-made goddess of transforming Trash to Treasure, will show us how using just using a bunch of scrappy stuff from the Center. We actually got a cool donation of silk screen frames to get you started, but she will guide us thru the process, which is also uses the good ole' SUN instead of light boards like in the commercial process.
You take your screen home with you!

Bring a simple design idea that you can do in one color with which to learn. The workshop is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. ( Take a membership that day~u KNOW u want one~ and get the discounted rate.) Also bring the item you want to do your first printing on.

T2T staff will be making the Climate Action design in preparation for printing up our own clean, 2nd hand t-shirts and tanks for to promote day, OCT 24th, the event day. Watch for more info about that, check out the website and let's get busier together saving the only Planet we've got!

Rainbarrel Workshop II

Time for another workshop.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

David Goboff-T2T Member

David recently joined Trash to Treasure. He is a puppetier and doing some great things here in south Florida.

Check out his web site SimplyPuppets and his blog.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Parents Asked to do More Financially

The Miami Herald takes a look at how parents are being asked to do more this year financially. That might be ok if your school community can afford it. But what about those from lower economic status schools? They have to go without and the educational gap expands.

Trash to Treasure Creative Reuse Center
offers low-cost school and art supplies to the entire community. Our mission is now more important than ever.

Want to make a difference? Help us continue our mission by making a cash donation. Visit our Facebook cause or send a check to 1100 NW 53 St, Fort Lauderdale, 33309. For just $60, you can sponsor a teacher for a full year of access to T2T.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Rain Barrel Workshop-Reduced Price

Ok, it's a recession and it is August. We get it. We are reducing the price of our August 5th workshop.

Don't let all the rain and greenery make you forget about the dry times. Our workshop is a great value and a good time.

A very easy way to do your part for the community.

Cash For Clunkers-No Reuse of Parts

The federal governments "Cash for Clunkers" program is a huge success. It is stimulating the economy with new car sales and reducing carbon emissions by taking high miles per gallon vehicles off the road.

But a negative by-product is the government is requiring that the cars be sent to scrap with no opportunity to sell the used parts for vehicles still on the road that need repair. Here is the AP article.

We will also have to watch what this program does to the steel markets. The additional scrap on the market combined with lower demand may depress the markets and make profitability harder.