The pallet project now has a name: Up-Cycle Nashville. And we have prototypes! Kim has been hard at work at the Community Resource Center World Headquarters in her well-appointed workshop (folding table holding her tools) and in the outdoor construction area (concrete slab near
the back door) creating the first of what we hope will be an ongoing social enterprise to diversity CRC’s revenue stream (money, money, money). We think the first pieces look pretty spiffy. The drink holder in the patio table is made from rain gutters, perfect for nestling a few cold brewskies or a bottle of wine. The table is on casters so you can easily move it.
The planter is also on casters. Plant your tomatoes too early? No problem! Just move the planter indoors. The prototype Kim made is deep for root crops or vegetables that put down long roots. But we can make the planters any
depth and width. We can also paint or stain any of the furniture to the buyer’s specifications. We are putting together our business plan and reaching out to several nonprofits who assist teens and young adults in need for our workforce. But in the meantime, anyone who might need a stylish planter or a lovely patio table made from pallets that would have gone to a landfill – you just give us a shout and we’ll hook you up.