July 29, 2017
Let’s Talk About The Weather podcast

Podcast with Jen Gardner: Upcycling Furniture Artist Makes Lumber Live Longer

Jen Gardner

A Wildlife Ranger turned ecological surveyor turned zero waste furniture artist, Jen Gardner started Forget Me Knot as a way to explore her creativity while producing low impact, long-lasting items for others. Destined to end up in landfill, be burnt or, at the very best, turned to wood pulp, Jen repaints and re-purposes wood into one-of-a-kind pieces, prolonging the life of lumber and sending custom pieces home with happy campers.

Above and beyond her craft, she uses Good Energy (a 100% sustainable energy supplier), gives monthly donations to The Woodland Trust and Soil Association, banks with ethical groups, limits the need to use chemicals on items and uses Ecosia (www.ecosia.org) search engine, where every search helps pay to plant a tree.