Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Trading Post for GEEE at the Union in Omaha
With borrowed architectural elements and found materials, we built a Trading Post for the Big Dig Gig Omaha.
The awning was made from a tarp taped to the soil bags from the tomato trellis containers.
We found these angular windows to use as a tabletop with mailboxes as legs.
We used a white door with 3 framed red panels to display pots, baskets and preserves.
The central display uses paint cans from the Union as legs supporting another of the shard-shaped windows..
A half-circle vinyl ventilation grill worked well as a tabletop, draining excess water from herbs. Insulated flue joints served as the legs.
Matt, a member of the Union's community, built this table from a palette a few days before we arrived. He
Tomato seedlings were displayed on salvaged pallets that were turned into tomato trellises after the event.
The piggy bank steals the show in Omaha, just like the one in Chicago.
All purchases and donations benefited the Union.
People brought in pots and excess fencing to trade.
People traded excess seeds.
And refreshments were supplied.