About Perennial – a St. Louis non-profit

A 501(c)3 social enterprise, Perennial is a community workshop and store in St. Louis, MO that offers educational programming in creative reuse to diverse populations and sells creatively repurposed home goods and eco-friendly project supplies.
Perennial’s mission is to build a creative culture of sustainability in which discarded items are transformed in to valued and cherished resources. We turn trash in to amazing items and teach the community to do the same!

Our Mission

Build a creative culture of sustainability in which discarded items are transformed into valued and cherished resources.

Our Goals

  • TEACH people to think and act creatively and responsibly by providing opportunities to develop do-it-yourself skills and learn to reuse objects and reduce waste
  • DIVERT waste from landfills
  • FOSTER thoughtful and sustainable consumer experiences
  • GENERATE revenue through our classes and store to support opportunities for underserved populations to engage in the creative reuse process

Our Board


About Our Space

Perennial’s workshop is located in South St. Louis and is an inspirational space for the community. Volunteers helped transform and build out the workshop entirely with found materials. The space houses a small retail shop, woodshop studio and classroom, crafting space, and an organized pile-o-junk (also known as found materials for future projects.)


Community Workshop

Perennial’s workshop is open to the general public during Community Workshop hours. During this time, the space is open and people work on personal reuse projects with access to tools, creative reuse experts, and salvaged materials.

Community Workshop is free for members and a $10/hour suggested donation for non-members

1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month; Select Wednesday evenings.

Tools available

  • Crafting tools: leather working tools, sewing machines, scissors, staplers, punchers, and more
  • Building tools: hand saws, power drills, planes, files, clamps, screwdrivers, hammers, and more

Resources available

Perennial’s staff is on hand to help with design and construction of your reuse projects Materials for projects are available from our pile-o-junk at a pay-what-you-wish pricing. We’ve got scrap wood, furniture, fabric, and more. Project Supplies such as milk paints, SoyGel paint stripper, batting, and webbing are sold for your project needs. Project examples – some kind of visual space for photos of whats been build or being worked on during community workshop.

What You Can Do

  • Attend a class
  • Have a private event or party
  • Shop for eco-friendly projects supplies
  • Shop for Perennial-made goods
  • Root through our salvaged materials (sold on a donation-based system)

Rent the Space

  • Commercial Use
  • Have a private party
  • Photoshoots
  • Filming
  • etc.

Email for more information and pricing



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