Diverting materials destined for the landfill to use in creative endeavors

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Turnip Green Creative Reuse (TGCR) is a nonprofit designed to divert useable material from our landfill for creative endeavors through innovative programming including workshops, retail store and community education.

“Fostering creativity and sustainability through reuse.”

Turnip Green Creative Reuse (TGCR) is based out of passion and research started in 2010 by founding board members. They have visited other creative reuse centers across the country bringing her knowledge to the business plan for TGCR. TGCR is being built based on a model out of Durham NC, The Scrap Exchange.

The board of TGCR is diverse, including environmentalists, nonprofit executives, artists, and community members. With the wide range of expertise, TGCR has been able to do a lot in our community in a short amount of time. TGCR is located at 535 4th Ave. South. We share our building with Platetone Printmaking and Book Arts. We are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-6 and for special events. We’ll be adding more days and hours in 2014.

Four Areas of Service

TGCR has four areas of service: a retail, education/outreach, artist support and a green gallery. It is a neutral place for artists, educators, and any creative person to connect. We hold a high priority to serve the art community as well as work with children in our community, bringing them ways to create from what they see going in the trash everyday.
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