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Where to find it?


Wood Stumps

  • Tree services (See Businesses and Services)

  • Evans Recycling (217) 391-0886

    2100 J David Jones Pkwy


Wooden Pallets and Reclaimed Wood

  • Various places either give away or sell wooden shipping pallets.  If ever you see some piled up outside of a building it can never hurt to ask an employee if they are for the taking.  Some consistent places include:

  • United States Electric Company (217) 522- 3347,

  • CopperTree (217) 793-0900

  • How to Find Pallets and Reclaimed Wood


Wooden Electrical Spools

(These can be used for tables and/or seats)


Recycled Materials

Old furniture and other recycled materials may be available from these locations. Always call ahead.

  • Sangamon Valley Landfill  

       2565 Sandhill Rd.

       Springfield, IL


  • F & W Resources

       3327 Terminal Ave.

       Springfield, IL


  • Waste Management of Illinois' Transfer Station

       3000 E. Ash St

       Springfield, IL

       (866) 570-4702

Assorted Ideas

Many communities gardens have a place to gather. A comfortable, possibly shaded, seating area provides space for meetings, classes, shared meals and casual conversation. Some creative ideas for tables include using old ironing boards that can be found at garage sales or large electric spools.  Be creative. Use your imagination. The possibilities for beautifying your garden and creating a gathering place are endless.


Learn More and Get Ideas!




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