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Building REsources Rules

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Are you a DIY Gardener looking for unusual objects to add to your garden?  Have a strong attraction to rusty and shiny objects?  Then head over to Building REsources, San Francisco’s true Reduce, Reuse, Recycle place that caters to the Indie Gardener in us all.

Building REsources

Building REsources

Entering in through the gates, we were quickly flooded with moments of…”‘OMG that is an awesome idea”.  This nonprofit specializes in remanufactured building and landscaping materials, gardening supplies for Do-It-Yourself people, and lots of cool containers for succulents.

Senecio

Senecio and Graptopetalum

I loved this hypertufa container full of Graptopetalum and Senecio.  I could see that they dipped the edges in some recycled glass to add another layer of color for the succulents to play with.

Lounge area.

Lounge area.

You can tell that the crew that works here enjoys it.  Besides helping people…they are making sweet projects.

Bill's Dragonfly.

Bill's Dragonfly.

If you look around carefully, you will find some of Bill’s dragonflies buzzing around.

More succulents.

More succulents.

Pool or Pond.

Pool or Pond.?

Lots of Aeonium, Aloes, and Sedum tumbling out of these old toolboxes.

Succulent containers.

Succulent containers.

One way bicycle fan.

One way bicycle fan.

Which direction did we take?  We picked up several unknown objects that we will flip over into funky succulent containers.  We also loaded up on a bunch of reclaimed Redwood boards for a Staghorn workshop we will be teaching later this summer at Work Shop SF.

Succulents pad.

Succulents pad.

– Far Out Flora

4 Comments

  1. What a great REsource for all you gardeny-crafty SF’ers! We have a pretty neat Rebuilding Center here in Portland but they don’t venture into the way this place does. I can’t wait to see what you guys picked up on your visit!

  2. I wanna go!

  3. I first learned about them when they had a garden in the SF garden show a couple of years ago. It was very cool. One of those places I feel like I should go to more often.

  4. I wanna go too! I love the second shot with the glass edges as a succulent pot. Wow the light on it must be awesome. I am so bummed. I just herniated to of my disc’s so I am kind of chair bound and can’t play in my succulents. It’s driving me crazy!

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