Support Our Capital Campaign


Our community, its people, and the planet need and deserve us. Turnip Green Creative Reuse has launched a capital campaign to meet an ambitious goal of $250,000 for a new space. A new building will ensure that we have a permanent home, increased creative experiences and sustainability education for our community, while decreasing the amount of valuable materials going to the landfill.


Our Future Home:

  • Stable and reliable future and ability to focus funds on more community education.

  • Updated design for a separate and smoother processing area for volunteers and staff.

  • Increased capacity to take more material donations.

  • Spacious floor plan for easier mobility and a creative shopping experience.

  • Adequate space for staff to work together more cohesively and efficiently.

  • Welcome center that is accessible, helpful, and inspiring.

  • Larger classroom/open studio for an enhanced creative experience.

Expansion & Stability

Our plans for design in our new home include increasing operational efficiency as well as expansion of our programs and services. We will be more accessible to educators, artists, students, donors and our growing community through the following:

  • Increase store hours to seven days a week.

  • Expand educational offerings.

  • Accept more material donations.

  • Provide space for staff to be strategic and

  • collaborative, and to train our teaching artists.

  • Acquire a building so that we can secure our future,

  • own an asset, and further our mission by reusing an

  • existing structure.

Additional Benefits

  • Enhanced lighting that is more efficient.

  • Better climate control for energy efficiency.

  • More flexible space.

  • Increased creative space for the community.

  • Added space to take in donations to divert material from the landfill.

  • Revive and enhance our community garden and compost demonstration site.

  • New outdoor classroom opportunities.

Projected Impact

  • In the first five years in our new home, we will:

  • Divert 500,000 tons of valuable resources from the landfill.

  • Educate 150,000 Nashvillians about sustainability and creativity, including 86,800 underserved students.

  • Welcome 50,000 visitors to our creative reuse center.

  • Increase the number of hours devoted to teaching about waste reduction to 10,000.

  • Showcase 500 reuse artists to the Nashville community in our Green Gallery and Marketplace.



Our Generous Sponsors

Kelly Tipler and John Hood

Kathy McLachlan

Greenbrier Distillery

Engel Family Advised Fund

Marlene and Spencer Hays Foundation

The Bailey Company

Jet Blue

Amy and Lucian Geise

Amelie and Greg Guthrie