The DIY Summer Table: Priscilla’s Woolworth Conversation-Starter Place Settings Made from Castoffs
Priscilla Woolworth is a green goddess: for decades now, she’s been speaking out about the climate crisis and coming up with artful, approachable ways to avoid waste at home. An LA transplant in upstate NY, she lives at River’s Edge Farm, which, in her words, is “a climate-resilient, carbon-neutral, zero-waste, composting, organic vegetable and medicinal plant mini farm.”
From her 1790s farmhouse, Priscilla puts out The Newsletter, her tip sheet of healthy choices and promising environmental news; holds workshops on “the what, why, and how of everything growing here”; and runs The Rabbit Hole, her tiny shop of homemade natural goods (retail runs in her family).
Priscilla also frequently entertains and a DIY of hers recently caught our eye on Instagram: for an outdoor dinner party, she set her table with things found on the ground and rescued from the trash bin. Take a look.
The pieces of bark are 6 to 8 inches long and the letters, spaced by eye, are an inch tall: “you want to make a statement,” says Priscilla. She warns that the bark breaks easily: “look for sturdy pieces and gather extras; if they’re dirty, just wipe them carefully with a damp cloth.”