Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Farming Soccer Coach, and Free Stuff

By the end of this week I will be half way through the soccer season (it really is going quickly). Of course that means that we are not that far away from summer and their is still a lot of work to do on the farm ... stuff that I wanted to get done during the "spring". So, I'm going to have to ratchet up the work level a bit and take advantage of all the sunny evenings that don't include a soccer game. With that being said, one thing that you need for just about every project is materials. During our last class of the Grow Your Small Market Farm program our teacher pointed out a great site to locate some stuff that could come in handy on the farm.

The site is through the Iowa DNR and is actually a waste management site that contains listings of all sorts of stuff that businesses (of some sort) are needing to get rid of. She said most of the time the stuff can be had for next to nothing or even for nothing. You can check out the link above and see for yourself what is available, but I have found some good listings for pallets and dimensional lumber that I want to check out.

Of course I also you Freecycle and even Craigslist, but do you know of any other sites like this to help reuse materials. It seems that something like this would be a farmers best friend!

1 comment:

Jena said...

Check to see if there is a Habitat for Humanity ReStore in your area. They take donations of old sinks, lumber, and home improvement type stuff. Proceeds from the sales go to HFH's projects.

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