For some communities, it's more than idea, it's a reality. Community tool sheds provide a place to borrow garden tools, often for free. Imagine the benefits of borrowed tools beyond purely the cost —from storage to maintenance, it just make sense...
Granted, we use our shovel a few times a week. But our wheelbarrow far less often. Some community toolsheds are only available for groups to use to improve their park or neighborhood, like Park Pride community toolshed in Atlanta, GA. But others, like the Mount Rainer tool shed in Maryland, has a collection of hand and power tools that can be used at no cost by residents, businesses, and community groups of Mount Rainier, Maryland, to help improve their property.
Here are a few community toolsheds I found via the Web. Do you know of any others?
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