Last year, I was so thrilled to be invited to the opening ceremony of the newly redone Tree People public use area located in Los Anegles. What got the most attention was the large catch basin they built, for saving and then reusing rainwater, a vital infrastructure improvement for the parched Los Angeles area. The trees in the Tree People trails that so many of us enjoy walking by, are therefore kept happy and healthy from this saved water, which is trickled down to these trees as needed.
Recently, I was there hiking with my dog Leroy, and we came upon the remains of a party/event that had taken place there the night before. As all the tables and chairs were being folded and carried away, what had not been dismantled yet, were some clever “Repurposed installations”, using found objects or recycling others for a useful purpose. Shovels were lined up, to create a temporary fence and in another spot, pvc type pipes were cut and made into a chandelier, hung artfully overhead with LED fairy lights, which must have been a lovely at night.