Plant It LOUD! Audio Speaker Upcycling

Photo Courtesy of Chris Markferding of Chris at her workshop

Photo Courtesy of Chris Markferding of a Plant It Loud! hanging basket

Plant It Loud! is a Nashville business that takes used audio speakers and turns them in to stylish and very sturdy hanging baskets. It was through a random feed on Facebook that I found Plant It Loud!. Messaged to see if they were in need of another source for used speakers. This is how I met Chris Markferding. We discovered we are both Buffalonians and missed attending Buffalo State College at the same time by 3 months. (One thing about WNYers – we’re EVERYWHERE.)

photo by caryn of speakers donated to plant it loud!

Photo by Caryn of speakers donated to Plant It Loud!

We haul a surprising number of broken speakers, whether aftermarket car speakers or stereo system speakers. Finding a place to reuse some of the components was fantastic. I wait until we get at least 3 in before messaging Chris and she pops by the warehouse for a visit. I am looking forward to a visit to her studio to deliver the next batch.

photo courtesy of chris markferding of chris working in her studio

Photo courtesy of Chris Markferding of Chris working in her studio

You can contact Chris through Plant It Loud’s Facebook page or if you are in Nashville you can see her work at 8th & Argyl on 8th Avenue South.

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