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"Shopping" on Freecycle


Freecycle WheelbarrowFreecycle WheelbarrowWith a budget of approximately zero dollars, students and teachers have had to be creative in finding ways to reuse and repurpose materials to suit their needs for the garden.

However, sometimes you need a wheelbarrow.

As plans for the garden emerge, students and teachers keep a running list of materials and supplies they need, then seek donations from community members.

A valuable source of materials has been freecycle.org an organization dedicated to, "build[ing] a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community."

Freecycle provides an online clearning house to redistribute usable items in a community.  In the case of American High's Garden, freecycle matched a community member looking to get rid of a wheelbarrow with the students looking to build a garden.

Consider using freecycle or craigslist instead of the garbage can for your reusable items.