DeClutter Your Garden Tools For Good ~ This Month’s Donation Drive

 

          This month’s DeClutter For Good donation drive is our first time collectively decluttering our used garden and tool supplies for good! So, I’m encouraging folks to dig into their sheds, garages and barns for tools that they no longer use but that have useful life in them. Rakes, shovels, clippers… If you can use it in the yard, we can use it in our drive! Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those in need…  

   

 DeClutter Garden & Yard Tools For Good

 including

 rakes

 shovels

 hoes

pitchforks

 pruners

 spades

 trowels

Any other tools you use in your garden!

I love how the re-use of garden tools, in particular, speaks to the sustainability topic. “Teach a man to fish” and all that… (Actually, I wrote a thought-provoking post on the fish concept, a lesson that is actually of Chinese origin). What’s better than to provide those in need the tools to help them tend their own vegetable garden?  

I have established relationships with two of our three recipient organizations ~ Cornerstones Ipswich and Wellspring House in Gloucester. (Click on their names to go to their websites OR search for their name on the weblog to read more about them). In addition, the good folks at Biolabs (who recently donated a whole bunch of Beanie Babies to our April drive) have helped us connect with The Food Project, a truly amazing organization “engaging young people in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture.” I’m excited to learn more about this organization through this month’s DeClutter For Good drive, with plans of course to blog all about them!  

Drew and Mitchell are this month’s service learning students from Ipswich High School who are taking the DeClutter For Good collection to the townspeople of Ipswich and surrounding communities. They’ve arranged to have drop-off boxes at the followng 3 local businesses:

Tedford & Martin’s Hardware   

Marini Farm  

Wolf Hill Garden Center  

  

Drop off your donations of used garden and lawn tools anytime between now and the end of Memorial Day Weekend.   

Facebook users can further support the effort by spreading the word by using that wonderful social media tool from the Time Well Spent fanpage~ the share button!  

To help let these local businesses know how much their support of those in need means to the community, mouse over their business name above and click on the links to their facebook pages, post a word of thanks and “like” them ~ the new way of becoming a “fan.”   

If you have any questions or would like to make alternative drop-off or pick-up arrangements, simply respond to this post.  As always, if you know of a local service organization that would benefit from our current drive, please encourage them to be in touch with Time Well Spent.    

Friends and Neighbors can drop their used garden/yard tools in my dirt road as another convenient alternative.

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2 responses to “DeClutter Your Garden Tools For Good ~ This Month’s Donation Drive

  1. David ~ So nice of you to reach out and such a mistake for me to have not replied sooner. Good thing I’m in a self-forgiveness mode. : ) I found your website very interesting. Love the whole barter topic and would love to delve further into that. I’m connecting on facebook and sharing your link here for others who stumble upon the post.

    I look forward to sharing more about our complementary visions.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/GreenYankee/339888560302?v=wall#!/pages/GreenYankee/339888560302?v=wall

  2. We must get together! My friend (Brian, on your listserv) forwarded me your recent email and I must say I’m so intrigued by what you’re doing. Please check out my website; our products are made with reclaimed and repurposed materials. My growing business in only online at the present, but I’ve often flirted with the idea of a local bricks and mortar (well maybe wood) store. Please do get in touch when you can. Namaste. David

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