A Potting Shed of Memories


Even when his ancestors didn’t use them, Michael opted for reclaimed and recycled materials to build the shed. The flooring and the wall of operable windows came from a friend’s house that was being remodeled. The big stainless steel sinks were rescued from an old restaurant and hooked up to a drain that carries wastewater back out to the garden. The horse collar under the work bench belonged to his uncle, who worked a vegetable garden with a mule-drawn plow until the 1980s. The ceiling fixtures are made from lamps like those in old school gymnasiums.