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Turnip Green Creative Reuse

Turnip Green Creative Reuse A nonprofit designed to divert usable material from our landfills for creative endeavors through innovative programming, retail, and community education.

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 and program committee of TGCR is diverse, including environmentalists, nonprofit

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 and program committee of TGCR is diverse, including environmentalists, nonprofit

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🥀About the Art: Kyle Tate Ballard🎨"[Ballard's] sculptures are vibrant & chaotic personifications of interconnected deiti...
04/20/2022

🥀About the Art: Kyle Tate Ballard🎨

"[Ballard's] sculptures are vibrant & chaotic personifications of interconnected deities for which he has developed into his own backstory & lore known as “The Dark Lords of Demon’s Garden”. These sculptures are created with 90% found, recycled or thrifted materials & his creative process is sporadic & varied depending on the juggling of other art forms & the materials at hand. He just does it because he feels like it."

About the Art:
Queen Beast (Goddess of Light/Touch/Sound)
Ceramic/Mylar/Plants

View "Lost and Found" featuring Kyle Ballard and Benneth Wilson until April 30th in the Green Gallery! You can see it in person anytime Turnip Green is open, or online by clicking the link below!

https://www.turnipgreencreativereuse.org/green-gallery

🔥 hot item alert 🚨 all aboard the piece train 🧩🚂🐈
04/19/2022

🔥 hot item alert 🚨 all aboard the piece train 🧩🚂🐈

Our Artist Marketplace, featuring local reuse artists, is pretty amazing! Looking for a sustainable gift or a little som...
04/19/2022

Our Artist Marketplace, featuring local reuse artists, is pretty amazing! Looking for a sustainable gift or a little something for yourself? Click the link in bio or visit us in person from 12-6 Tuesday-Sunday.

Weekly Reuse Center Tour 🕯 Quilt scraps, laminate sample disco floor, candles, house paint, writing utensils, wallpaper ...
04/18/2022

Weekly Reuse Center Tour 🕯 Quilt scraps, laminate sample disco floor, candles, house paint, writing utensils, wallpaper rolls, and much more came through our donation doors this week! Swing by the shop to snag some cool reuse materials 😎

Everything in this post is available at the Reuse Center for *name your own price* and is first come, first serve starting Tuesday morning! See ya soon!

🎂Happy Birthday, Ellen! 🎂What can't Ellen do?? Ellen is our Jill-of-all-trades, talented artist, Southwest lead, TGCR ad...
04/18/2022

🎂Happy Birthday, Ellen! 🎂

What can't Ellen do?? Ellen is our Jill-of-all-trades, talented artist, Southwest lead, TGCR advocate, bread making, mom of Kilgore Bagel the Beagle! Her authenticity, humor, positivity and laugh all make her a joy to work with and wonderful to be around. Thank you Ellen for all that you do for Turnip Green and happy birthday!

We are open our regular hours today :) See you from 12-6!
04/17/2022

We are open our regular hours today :) See you from 12-6!

Events coming up next week with Turnip Green! Email info@turnipgreencreativereuse.org with any questions!¡Eventos la pró...
04/16/2022

Events coming up next week with Turnip Green! Email [email protected] with any questions!
¡Eventos la próxima semana con Turnip Green! ¡Envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected] con cualquier pregunta!

🔥Hot Item Alert! 🚨 Don’t sleep on this 1800s spinning wheel! All parts and assembly instructions included to spin your f...
04/15/2022

🔥Hot Item Alert! 🚨 Don’t sleep on this 1800s spinning wheel! All parts and assembly instructions included to spin your fantastical dreams to life✨

04/14/2022

It’s bow time! We received a pallet load of red, white, and blue bows from our friends at @crcnashville! Come and get them before they bow away!!

🌿Artist Feature: Ashley Brailsford🌿Meet Ashley Brailsford, founder of Unearthing Joy.  ”We work with organizations and c...
04/14/2022

🌿Artist Feature: Ashley Brailsford🌿
Meet Ashley Brailsford, founder of Unearthing Joy.
”We work with organizations and communities to create culturally-inclusive nature programming because every family and community deserves to experience the joy of nature in a way that is relevant to their lives“
To learn more about Unearthing Joy, click the link in bio and follow @unearthingjoytogether on Facebook and Instagram!

🔥 hot item alert 🚨 LOTS of very little glass baubles - cool for a terrarium or DIY ornaments or as a globe to a teeny ti...
04/13/2022

🔥 hot item alert 🚨 LOTS of very little glass baubles - cool for a terrarium or DIY ornaments or as a globe to a teeny tiny light

🎨About the Art: Benneth Wilson🐅Benneth Wilson has been a Turnip Green artist for many years, utilizing found metal and o...
04/13/2022

🎨About the Art: Benneth Wilson🐅

Benneth Wilson has been a Turnip Green artist for many years, utilizing found metal and other materials to create dynamic sculptures that are meant to move!

When you visit our Green Gallery, you will see that Benneth's aluminum sculptures dance and sway with the the breeze (provided by some strategically placed fans), creating a very unique and mesmerizing sculptural experience!

Art Info:
"Pouncing Bengal"
22x12x32"
Sheet Metal and Wood

Art can be viewed in the Green Gallery in person during our regular hours, or online by clicking the link below!

https://www.turnipgreencreativereuse.org/green-gallery

Thanks to our friends at @nashchamber for stopping by for a tour today! So many exciting ideas were shared of how we can...
04/11/2022

Thanks to our friends at @nashchamber for stopping by for a tour today! So many exciting ideas were shared of how we can work together to make a difference in our community! #feelinginspired #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

Weekly Reuse Center Tour 🔗 Lots of cool donations this week: architectural samples, Super 8s, resin molds, and BIG frame...
04/11/2022

Weekly Reuse Center Tour 🔗 Lots of cool donations this week: architectural samples, Super 8s, resin molds, and BIG frames. We’ve got tons of tissue paper, office supplies, paper goods, and fabric galore. Swing by the shop & see what’s new this week!

Everything in this post is available at the Reuse Center, and is first come, first serve Tuesday morning. See you soon! 💞

Happiest birthday to the reuse queen, @kidjenski, who keeps us organized and laughing every single day! When our amazing...
04/10/2022

Happiest birthday to the reuse queen, @kidjenski, who keeps us organized and laughing every single day! When our amazing Deputy Director is not at Turnip Green, you can find her hanging out with her 5 precious pups, on the soccer field or pickleball court, and hosting cheese contests! We celebrate you today and always, Jen!

Happiest birthday to the reuse queen, @Jennifer Ancevski, who keeps us organized and laughing every single day! When our...
04/10/2022

Happiest birthday to the reuse queen, @Jennifer Ancevski, who keeps us organized and laughing every single day! When our amazing Deputy Director is not at Turnip Green, you can find her hanging out with her 5 precious pups, on the soccer field or pickleball court, and hosting cheese contests! We celebrate you today and always, Jen!

🚨🔥HOT ITEM ALERT🔥Class is in session with this BIG white board and teeny chair and desk!
04/09/2022

🚨🔥HOT ITEM ALERT🔥
Class is in session with this BIG white board and teeny chair and desk!

We are excited to present “Diversion”, a collaborative reuse art exhibition presented by Turnip Green Creative Reuse at ...
04/07/2022

We are excited to present “Diversion”, a collaborative reuse art exhibition presented by Turnip Green Creative Reuse at Nashville Ballet from April 1st-May 30th.
A diversion is an activity that diverts the mind from tedious or serious concerns; a recreation or pastime.
"Diversion" showcases art that depicts movement and the potential for (reuse) art and dance to entertain, inspire, and heal our minds. This show features the art of Kelley Rice, Nicole Duquette, Arthur Kirby, Em Schubert, Autumn Wegner, Megan Proctor, Ruben Torres Rodriguez, Madeleine Royer, Rami Singh Bell, Ashley Green, Valencia Washington, Cheyenne Conrady, and Marla Faith.

This show can be viewed at Nashville Ballet until May 31st, and by clicking the link below!
https://www.turnipgreencreativereuse.org/new-products

Email [email protected] with any questions!

🔥 hot item alert 🚨 calling all weavers: we’ve got a full FLOOR LOOM. Beautiful, amazing, and deconstructed for transport...
04/07/2022

🔥 hot item alert 🚨 calling all weavers: we’ve got a full FLOOR LOOM. Beautiful, amazing, and deconstructed for transportation convenience (but we’ve featured photos from the donator of it in its full glory).

TGCR is having some technical difficulties and many of our team members are not receiving emails at the moment. We are w...
04/07/2022

TGCR is having some technical difficulties and many of our team members are not receiving emails at the moment. We are working through this issue and will get to all messages as soon as we can.

Thank you for your understanding!

📍 section spotlight 🚦 Check out our revamped Home Improvement section! Tile, wood, house paint, laminate flooring, light...
04/06/2022

📍 section spotlight 🚦 Check out our revamped Home Improvement section! Tile, wood, house paint, laminate flooring, lighting, tools, hardware, and more! 🪛🛠🔩⚙️

🎨About the Art: Kyle Tate Ballard🥀"Kyle Talon Ballard is a mixed media sculptor, poet & musician that has lived & worked...
04/06/2022

🎨About the Art: Kyle Tate Ballard🥀

"Kyle Talon Ballard is a mixed media sculptor, poet & musician that has lived & worked in Nashville, TN for 5 years. He does not have a college degree, nor any formal training in his arts & endeavors. Born in California & raised in the American Southwest, the inspirations for his works draw in part from growing up in barren wastelands, longing for the lush & dealing through childhood trauma with overt maximalism."

Art info:
"Etherea (Goddess of Travel/Speed/Time)"
Cloth/Flowers/Wicker/Wire

"Lost and Found" will be up in the Green Gallery until April 30th! View it in person any time we are open (12-6, Tuesday-Sunday) or by clicking the link below!
https://www.turnipgreencreativereuse.org/green-gallery/etherea-goddess-of-travelspeedtime

🔥 hot item alert 🚨 slide projector & viewer, super 8 projector & camera 🥵😱🤯 all in the original boxes… unreal vintage me...
04/05/2022

🔥 hot item alert 🚨 slide projector & viewer, super 8 projector & camera 🥵😱🤯 all in the original boxes… unreal vintage media fun!

Weekly Reuse Center Tour 🧵 Sewing notions, bulk office supplies, lots of crafts, ribbon, a handheld scanner, and a beaut...
04/04/2022

Weekly Reuse Center Tour 🧵 Sewing notions, bulk office supplies, lots of crafts, ribbon, a handheld scanner, and a beautiful sewing machine table came through our donations this week! Stop by the shop this week & see all the supplies we’ve got in stock right now!

Everything in this post is available at the Reuse Center for name your own price, and is first come, first serve tomorrow morning!

Photos from Turnip Green Creative Reuse's post
04/03/2022

Photos from Turnip Green Creative Reuse's post

🚨🔥HOT ITEM ALERT🔥🚨Take a trip over to Castle Kiln and grab all these kiln supplies fast!
04/02/2022

🚨🔥HOT ITEM ALERT🔥🚨
Take a trip over to Castle Kiln and grab all these kiln supplies fast!

Events this month:Lost and Found Opening ReceptionThe Green Gallery at TGCRApril 2nd, 6-8 pm Pick up for a PintLitter Pi...
04/02/2022

Events this month:

Lost and Found Opening Reception
The Green Gallery at TGCR
April 2nd, 6-8 pm

Pick up for a Pint
Litter Pick UP
Jackalope Taproom-429 B Houston Street
April 10th, 11:30

Earth Day Plant Swap
TGCR
April 22nd, 12-3 PM

Earth Day Pick up for a Pint
Litter Pick UP
Jackalope Taproom-429 B Houston Street
April 22, 12-1

All month-see "Diversion", a reuse art show at Nashville Ballet!

Click the link email [email protected] for more information!
https://www.turnipgreencreativereuse.org/events

Eventos este mes:

Recepción de apertura de objetos perdidos y encontrados
La Galería Verde en TGCR
2 de abril, 6-8 pm

Recoger por una pinta
Recogida de basura
Jackalope Taproom-429 B Houston Street
10 de abril, 11:30

Intercambio de plantas del Día de la Tierra
TGCR
22 de abril, 12-3 PM

Recogida del Día de la Tierra por una pinta
Recogida de basura
Jackalope Taproom-429 B Houston Street
22 de abril, 12-1

¡Todo el mes, vea "Diversion", un espectáculo de arte reutilizado en Nashville Ballet!

Haga clic en el enlace de correo electrónico [email protected] para obtener más información.

https://www.turnipgreencreativereuse.org/events

Address

407 Houston St.
Nashville, TN
37203

General information

Donations can be dropped off any time during our regular hours of operation: Tuesday-Friday 2-6 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 12-6 p.m. Accepted materials can be found here: http://www.turnipgreencreativereuse.org/info-3/info-2-2/

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12pm - 6pm
Wednesday 12pm - 6pm
Thursday 12pm - 6pm
Friday 12pm - 6pm
Saturday 12pm - 6pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Telephone

(615) 720-7480

Products

Curious about what you might find at Turnip Green or what you can donate? Here is our list of accepted materials! This list is not exhaustive, if you have questions about a potential donation please reach out to our materials [email protected]




Items acceptable for donation:

PAPER
• Paper-lined & unlined • Paper pads • Stationary-• Drawing or painting paper • Colored papers-origami, construction & cover stock • Rolls of paper • Newsprint-unprinted • Tablets • Computer paper • Gift wrap • Calendars • Wall paper & sample books • Graph paper • Maps • Stickers • Posters • Photos • Postcards • Greeting cards • Mat board • Chip board • Foam core • Tubes • Gift boxes

CRAFT ITEMS
• Craft tools • Stained glass & supplies • Wicks • Wax • Corks • Pipe Cleaners • Foam blocks • Baskets • Ribbons • Wreaths

NATURAL MATERIALS
• Feathers• Dried Flowers • Pinecones • Shells

MISCELLANEOUS
• Toys • Marbles • Musical instruments • Tools for construction • Sandpaper • Holiday decorations • Educational materials • String • Chopsticks • Costumes • Costume Jewelry • Ceramic tiles • Empty thread spools • Tennis balls • Floor tiles-NO broken tiles • Vinyl tiles & samples • Cork • Peg board • Inner tubes • Wood bookcases • Drafting boards & tables • Flat Files

ART SUPPLIES
• Brushes • Art paints • Colored pencils • Fabric dyes • Pens, markers, crayons, chalk, pastels • Table looms • Ceramic glazes

FABRICS & NOTIONS
• Fabric pieces larger than 12” x 12” • Printed cottons • Upholstery • Corduroy • Muslin
• Canvas • Denim • Fleece • Knits • Felt • Burlap • Leather • Elastic • Lace • Fur • Batting-fiberfill, cotton, fiber • Piping & cording • Yarn • Needlepoint canvas • Sequins • Buttons • Beads • Glitter • Needles & pins • Patterns • Sewing tools-thimbles, rulers, pincushions, machines, etc. • Webbing • Zippers • Upholstery sample books • Designer samples • Mill ends of all kinds

WOOD
• Wood scraps, good condition only - NO NAILS • Stretcher bars • Veneer • Blocks • Poles & posts • Boards • Boxes • Dowels • Frames • Molding • Trim

METAL
• Wire • Sheet metal • Cookie cutters • Jewelry parts • Trays/Tins • Film reels • Nails & screws

OFFICE SUPPLIES
• Upright files • File folders • Dividers • Tape • Glue • Rubber bands • Pens of all kinds • Pencils of all kinds • Crayons • Rubber stamps & stamp pads • Ledger paper • Receipt pads • Drafting templates • Notebook binding • Hanging files • Legal pads • Envelopes • Clip boards • Scissors
• Erasers • Chalk & chalk boards • White boards & markers • Cork boards • Staplers & staples

PLASTICS
• Mylar • Boxes • Film canisters • Tennis ball canisters • Slide frames • CD cases • Tubing
• Folders • Flowers • Mouse pads

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Don't wait! The POWER Youth Applications close Friday, April 15! Attention, 14-15 year-olds (and the people who know them and want them to have a fun & rewarding summer): apply now for paid, part-time jobs in the arts this summer! Metropolitan Action Commission's POWER Youth, formerly Opportunity NOW, is the city's youth employment initiative. Metro Arts partners with local organizations to provide arts-based work experiences for youth ages 14-15. You can browse those opportunities from our partners Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership From the Heart International Education Foundation Global Education Center King's Daughters Child Development Center Moves & Grooves, Inc. Notes for Notes Prado Studio Southern Word Turnip Green Creative Reuse Apply by April 8 at MetroArtsNashville.com/youth or ON.Nashville.gov (Link in bio) Metropolitan Action Commission Opportunity Now Nashville
✨It’s LIVE✨Our Diversion Art Series with Turnip Green Creative Reuse is officially up and ready to view! Showcasing art that depicts movement, each piece displays how reuse art and dance can entertain, inspire, and heal our minds. This show features the art of Kelley Rice, Nicole Duquette, Arthur Kirby, Em Schubert, Autumn Wegner, Megan Proctor, Ruben Torres Rodriguez, Madeleine Royer, Rami Singh Bell, Ashley Green, Valencia Washington, Cheyenne Conrady, and Marla Faith. Come check it out at the Martin Center for Nashville Ballet now through May 30! https://bit.ly/38xvmee
Don't miss out: POWER Youth Applications close April 8! That's THIS FRIDAY! Attention, 14-15 year-olds (and the people who know them and want them to have a fun & rewarding summer): apply now for paid, part-time jobs in the arts this summer! Metropolitan Action Commission's POWER Youth, formerly Opportunity NOW, is the city's youth employment initiative. Metro Arts partners with local organizations to provide arts-based work experiences for youth ages 14-15. You can browse those opportunities from our partners Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership From the Heart International Education Foundation Global Education Center King's Daughters Child Development Center Moves & Grooves, Inc. Prado Studio Southern Word Turnip Green Creative Reuse Notes for Notes Apply by April 8 at MetroArtsNashville.com/youth or ON.Nashville.gov ! Metropolitan Action Commission Opportunity Now Nashville
Worked with a team at Turnip Green Creative to repurpose donated seat cushions from Southwest Airlines to provide cushions for local classrooms. 💚 #kamikaziprincess #aemtnjrpreteenqueen #littlepeopledobigthings #reducereuserecycle Americas Elegant Miss Turnip Green Creative Reuse
Congratulations to the ten Racial Equity in Arts Leadership (REAL) 2021/22 Cohort members whose project proposals were approved at the March 17, 2022, Arts Commission meeting! Project funding provided by National Endowment for the Arts OZ Arts Nashville Southern Word Nashville Ballet Alex Wong Turnip Green Creative Reuse National Museum of African American Music Nashville Repertory Theatre Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Frist Art Museum Kindling Arts Learn more about the 2021-22 REAL cohort and their projects on our blog:
Sharing some kind words from Jada's mentor at Turnip Green Creative Reuse! 🥰 #AmeriThanks
Kicking off #AmeriCorpsWeek we're excited to highlight two of our members, Kate Pluister and Jada Barnett! Kate serves with Shower The People, and Jada is with Turnip Green Creative Reuse! These members are committed to the Nashville community, and make a HUGE impact by showing up to serve. Please join us in giving them a heartfelt #AmeriThanks! #weareamericorps AmeriCorps Volunteer Tennessee
Calling all artists! We are partnering with our friends at Turnip Green Creative Reuse to help showcase art depicting or about movement. Artists can submit up to three pieces by March 7 to be considered for the show. Makers of selected pieces will be notified on March 9, and work must be delivered to Turnip Green Creative Reuse by March 27. ⁠Get submission details and apply today here: https://bit.ly/3vo5DhJ.
Spring Break plans?? 😎🌴 Why not pack your things in our latest line of travel bags! Our Possibilities Take Flight collection– created from the repurposed seat covers from Southwest Airlines – are perfect for your next getaway. Through a partnership with Turnip Green Creative Reuse we were able to use upcycled materials from Southwest’s seats to bring you the ultimate travel-ready collection! Shop now - http://ow.ly/mqkt50I0pHb
Thank you partners (and parent partners) for an amazing Power Monday! So much fun! ALIAS Chamber Ensemble Cumberland Chapter DAR The Church at Woodbine Nashville Children's Theatre Global Educational Center 4-H LEAD Cameron National Museum of African American Music Turnip Green Creative Reuse Cumberland River Compact The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee First Tee UT / TSU Extension-Davidson County
Students making butterflies out of recycled materials, with Mr. Ryan. Turnip Green Creative Reuse
TOMORROW! Join Jackalope Brewing Company for Pick-up For A Pint at The Ranch Sunday from 11:30am-12:30pm! Pick-up For A Pint is a litter pick-up around the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood with Jackalope and Turnip Green Creative Reuse! Volunteers get a free pint! #PickUpForAPint