Art + Sustainability this weekend!

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North Coast Open Studios at SCRAP Humboldt!

The Yarn Forrest created by Malia Matsumoto in the Creamery District

The Yarn Forrest created by Malia Matsumoto in Arcata’s Creamery District

Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8

Local artist Malia Matsumoto will be facilitating a yarn-based workshop, where participants can aid in the creation of her future C street Sculpture in Eureka. Learn to make pom-poms, weave and wrap forms, and  hear about her previous yarn-based installation in the Creamery district. The installation of SCRAP Humboldt’s “yarn bomb” by local artist, Sierra Leash of Crafty Gigs, will be installed during that weekend as well.

11 Ways to Bring Creative Reuse to the Garden!

Make a windsock from plastic feed bagsImageImageImage

Don’t have a garden space? Make your own gardening containers! Image

Bicycle wheels make great fences or trellises
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Make a scoop for your chicken feed out of an old laundry detergent bottle
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Make your own farmer’s market bag
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Use an old car wheel to organize your hose
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Make your own garden art like this sculpture by Linda Wise
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Plastic bottles make great frost protectors for fragile starts
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Reuse those old shoes for fun/funky outdoor planters
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Yes, even urinals can be beautiful
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Pallets can be remade into handsome planters
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