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Secondhand garden tools

Check out the awesome garden tools I picked up this past week! All of these items were purchased locally and secondhand via garage sales and Kijiji online classified ads. Total cost: $20. Not pictured but also purchased were a 100-foot garden hose for $10 and a third compost bin for $3 🙂 Here’s to many more years of zero waste gardening! 🌱🌱🌱

2 thoughts on “Secondhand garden tools”

  1. Many cities have lending Tool Libraries. Here in Portland, OR we have four. Tool libraries are like book libraries, except they lend tools instead of books. Each library is different but in general members can borrow items like power tools (drills, saws, etc.), gardening, plumbing, carpentry, and electrical tools, and much more. Some even lend cooking and camping items. You can find out if there is a Tool Library near you here: http://localtools.org/find/

    We did an entire kitchen remodel and borrowed many tools to get the job done (shop vac, ladder, miter saw, dry wall tools, tile saw, etc.). These were all tools that we would use very infrequently or only once. Because we didn’t buy these tools this fits the “Refuse” portion of the “Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot” mantra.

    1. Thanks for sharing the Tool Library link 🙂 What a great resource! I’m excited that there’s one in Montreal. I had no idea!

      I’d say borrowing tools for your kitchen remodel also fits the Reduce and Reuse parts of the zero waste mantra. Way to go!!!

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