Growing Greens and Giving Back with the Ultimate Upcycle Challenge: Eat Your Veggies

Feb 15, 2017
Eating your veggies has never tasted better! The Ultimate Upcycle Challenge is back with a fresh new twist to grow your greens and give back at the same time. Five local tastemakers are sprouting change by upcycling rescued items from ReStore into one-of-a-kind containers for herb and vegetable gardens, using only Rust-Oleum® paints and stains, and a frugal $50 design budget. The Eat Your Veggies challenge ties into the rise of urban gardening and sustainable, local eating among Calgarians, all while sharing creative design ideas and raising awareness for Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta and its affiliated ReStores.

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Each entry will be exhibited and auctioned off at the Calgary Home + Garden Show, happening March 2-5, 2017 at the BMO Centre & Corral at Stampede Park. 100 per cent of auction proceeds directly benefit the Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta and its ReStores, helping to provide provide local families with a safe, affordable place to live.

This year’s five participants all bring a unique perspective to their green designs. Don’t miss one-of-a-kind pieces from some of Calgary’s most creative local bloggers, small businesses, artists, and designers, including:


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Visitors can look forward to placing their bids on inspired upcycled planter and living wall creations from local participants (from left): Juice Because, AMartincreative and KootzRootz.

All five pieces will be open for bids all show long in the Corral at the BMO Centre. Do-it-yourself enthusiasts can also get an added dose of inspiration on the Home + Garden Main Stage, where DIY and design expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault will appear on Friday, March 3 at 6:00PM and Saturday March 4 at 6:00PM, presenting how to Stage Your Home To Stay.

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BMO CENTRE & CORRAL, STAMPEDE PARK
MARCH 2 - 5, 2017