Woodworking

Building Connections to Nature

Building Connections to Nature

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

Reclaimed Menu Boards to Dine For

Reclaimed Menu Boards to Dine For

Creating zero-waste menu boards for a local restaurant group.

Transforming the Holidays, Sparkle On

Transforming the Holidays, Sparkle On

Making the DJ booth for Transformation Project’s New Moon Sparkle Dance Party.

Diversion Success, What Does It Mean?

Diversion Success, What Does It Mean?

A quick look on what Uproot has achieved by diverting wood material.

Fall in Love with Zero-waste Practices and Products

Fall in Love with Zero-waste Practices and Products

Creating reusable packaging for a completely zero-waste product.

Encouraging Everyone to Find Their Green Thumb

Encouraging Everyone to Find Their Green Thumb

Renovated and raised a 20' x 10' community garden plot with reclaimed lumber.

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.

A Wedding in the Woods

A Wedding in the Woods

What does it look like when put people together for a celebration of life, love and happiness in the woods?

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.

Versatile Kit that Becomes What You Need

Versatile Kit that Becomes What You Need

Our multi-use kit we have for events includes a table, chairs, display and a black board.

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. 

How We Created a Floating Salmon Installation

How We Created a Floating Salmon Installation

The process of creating a 12 foot interactive floating installation using a variety of reclaimed materials.

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.

Hubbub at City Hall

We built planters for a prize for students at Hubbub 2015.