Partnerships

Creating a Buzz: A collaborative eco-art installation

Creating a Buzz: A collaborative eco-art installation

Designing, building, creating and installing a collaborative pollinator inspired artwork.

Building Connections to Nature

Building Connections to Nature

Unveiling the interactive DIY birdhouse kit from Urban Nestwork, supporting local bird habitats!

Healthy Living at Strathcona: An Immersive Workshop

Healthy Living at Strathcona: An Immersive Workshop

Leading an immersive art workshop as part of Strathcona Basketball Camp's Healthy Living Community Day.

Naturally Stepping Into Sustainability

Naturally Stepping Into Sustainability

Taking part in IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training to help develop and deepen leadership skills.

Tangle and Grow at Vines Art Festival

Tangle and Grow at Vines Art Festival

Joining the fun at Vines Art Festival and engaging our community in discussing urban sustainability.

Street Pianos are Hitting All the Right Notes

Street Pianos are Hitting All the Right Notes

Since 2013, Keys To The Streets public pianos have delighted residents with impromptu musical jams in Vancouver. 

Bringing City Hall to the Streets

Bringing City Hall to the Streets

We were asked by the Pop Up City Hall to build a bean bag toss set and charging stations.

How Their Story Created a Movement

How Their Story Created a Movement

From viral film to full blown movement: how the Story of Stuff project has changed the way people view waste.

A Mosaic of South Vancouver: Artwork in the Neighbourhood House

A Mosaic of South Vancouver: Artwork in the Neighbourhood House

Uproot ran two workshops with at-risk youth at the South Vancouver Neighbourhood house to create art out of wood waste.

The Bicycle Valet: the Best Way to Park Your Bike this Summer

The Bicycle Valet: the Best Way to Park Your Bike this Summer

How BEST and the Bicycle Valet are making people-powered transportation safer and more accessible in the Lower Mainland.

Why Repairing Matters

Why Repairing Matters

Instead of throwing away broken items, Repair Matters strives to have people fix them and reduce consumptive behaviour.

Pointing Youth in the Right Direction

Pointing Youth in the Right Direction

Uproot collaborated with Directions Youth Services to create a plaque to engage at-risk youth in their Kitchen Battle Championship.

Community Interventions in Vancouver: 100 in 1 Day

Community Interventions in Vancouver: 100 in 1 Day

We were lucky enough to contribute to 100 in 1 Day by volunteering and donating our recreational sharing library to the community.

Gaining Karma Through Collaboration

Gaining Karma Through Collaboration

Karma Athletics was kind enough to support us by providing unused fabric to help bring our floating salmon installation to life.

Our Toast to the Coast

Our Toast to the Coast

Unveiling our installation for Greenpeace's Toast the Coast, symbolic for the need to protect our coastlines. 

A New Exciting Project: Floating Art Installation

A New Exciting Project: Floating Art Installation

The announcement of our exciting collaboration with Dot Dot Dash and Greenpeace to bring Toast the Coast to life.

My Community Garden: Ladybug

What does it mean to have social vibrancy? One 'living' example is the Ladybug Community Garden on Commercial Drive and 8th Ave. At Ladybug, you will find an assortment of organic veggies, beautiful trees and flowers, and a thriving mason bee hive. In collaboration with CanYouDigIt, Ladybug garden started in 2009 to provide a space for residents to connect, grow and share. Since then, it has become a place of social vibrancy in the community, a place for people to sit and enjoy the natural beauty and for residents to get their hands dirty and grow delicious local food.

Ladybug remains a steadfast example of what is possible for the cities underutilized areas, as an urban intervention it is inspirational to us at Uproot. When we got a call from the garden manager for help installing some new raised beds, we jumped at the opportunity to volunteer our time. At Uproot, we strive to provide innovative, sustainable solutions to urban problems using recycled materials. The three new raised beds at Ladybug will stand as an example of what is possible using reclaimed materials to support local initiatives.