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Building with Pallet Lumber Demo
April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$30.00 – $60.00
This course will explore various aspects of building with pallet lumber. We will discuss pallet lumber codes, learn to identify pallet lumber that is stamped with HT for heat-treated in addition to how to collect free pallet lumber and easier ways to disassemble pallets. In this guided demonstration we will explore three (3) different projects that can be built with pallet lumber: compost bins, mud kitchens (play kitchens for children), and bee hotels – nest boxes for pollinators!
By the end of this demonstration you will walk away with your very own bee hotel and all of the knowledge to start these pallet projects at home! Owners can enter win a custom-built Mud Kitchen, generously donated by Mike Spurrier.
Mike Spurrier has been composting in backyard bins for approximately 40 years. He has built many of his own bins and he is now producing low-cost compost bins made from pallet lumber. He has also built outdoor furniture, mud kitchens, and bee hotels with discarded pallet lumber that he collected. Mike is certified in permaculture design through Oregon State University, holds a bachelor’s degree in sustainability from Goddard College, is currently completing a master’s degree in social innovation and sustainability, and recently completed the Maryland Master Naturalist Program.
**This will be an outdoor demo at our 85 location during the last half of our Plant-A-Palooza Event.** For more info on this event click here —> https://www.commonmarket.coop/classes-events/plant-a-palooza/