Gabe Landes recently guided a group of students coined as “Team Chair” through the Pallet Adirondack Chair build process for Asheville’s Green Opportunities Program. Here is a snippet from Gabe’s description of the day,
"I only had 3 students on day 1. The other students (those working on the compost bin and the picnic table) were making fun of the chair. Kept saying it looked like junk and was gonna fall apart.
We finished the first chair on day 1. The naysayers were impressed, said the chair was really comfortable. They called it the “chair that makes you want to stop working”. Team chair felt a great sense of accomplishment. One day two, all the students jumped in on two more chairs. The students from team chair on day 1 were teaching the other students how to make the PAC, how to read the plans. It was great to see.”
Awesome work Gabe and “Team Chair”. Helping people learn new skills is the ultimate goal of Repurposed Goods so if there are any other opportunities out there like this please feel free to contact me!