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1454 28th Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49508   (Inside the CompRenew store)



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About us


We are a 501 c-3 non-profit located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Learning from Scratch works with business and industry identifying and re-purposing their waste and excess materials for use in art and education. We work very closely with companies with waste reduction and reusing their products in the community.

 our philosophy


Learning from Scratch will become a conduit
through which corporations and individuals can connect with the community
to contribute to the development of a more sustainable society with innovation, education and conservation as pillars for success.