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Adam Briggs


Joined: Feb 23, 2012
Posts: 31
Lady posted on Freecycle the other day that she had thinned out her iris beds and was GIVING AWAY dozens of purple iris and tall iris with yellow flowers. So, I jumped on it! I called her and they were still available. Drove the family over there and we collected about 100 plants.

Told her thank you and drove home and immediately started planting.

While we did put some in the ground, we also got creative! We just moved into this house and the previous owners left behind an old beat up kid's wagon, so I filled it up with dirt and irises and then yesterday, we were driving through town and found that someone was throwing out a beautiful old, sturdy wooden crate. I grabbed it and we're planting a bunch in there too!
Adam Briggs


Joined: Feb 23, 2012
Posts: 31
Wow, just wow. Right after posting this thread, I went back to freecycle and found that this man was offering, for free, two pickup truck loads of clay. This is incredible! Now I can build my cob oven! He even delivered it straight to my house!
Ken Peavey
steward

Joined: Dec 21, 2009
Posts: 2396
Location: FL
    
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I picked up several large thick mirrors on Freecycle.
Put together a solar cooker, slow roasted some spare ribs.

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Adam Briggs


Joined: Feb 23, 2012
Posts: 31
Ken Peavey wrote:I picked up several large thick mirrors on Freecycle.
Put together a solar cooker, slow roasted some spare ribs.
Awesome. I'm going to get some pictures of what we got and post them here.
Dale Hodgins
pollinator

Joined: Jul 28, 2011
Posts: 4256
Location: Victoria British Columbia-Canada
    
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I have tried Craigslist and a couple sites calling themselves free cycle. All were cumbersome to use or they wanted me to fill out huge questionairs.Used everywhere uses either your phone # or existing email with no run around. You don't have to create a new email or sign up for anything Serious users post their phone number and thus avoid email tag. It dominates all others here in Victoria. Craigslist is becoming less relevant with more and more of its traffic being of a personal or sexual nature.

I have read an add on Used Victoria, called the # and picked up the goods all within less than 10 minutes.


Dale's picks - These are some of my favorite threads. Greed - http://www.permies.com/t/10736/md/unbridled-greed-ambition-compatible-permaculture My garden - http://www.permies.com/t/27910/projects/Dale-Day-Garden ethics - http://www.permies.com/t/11534/permaculture/frustration-ethics Good wood bad wood http://www.permies.com/t/12206/hugelkultur/Hugelkultur-Good-wood-Bad-wood Alder - http://www.permies.com/t/10609/plants/Alder-nitrogen-fixation-native-tree Bees - http://www.permies.com/t/10917/bees/time-replace-European-honey-bee Pulling nails - http://www.permies.com/t/10249/natural-building/Removing-nails-recycled-wood-techniques
Adam Briggs


Joined: Feb 23, 2012
Posts: 31
Dale Hodgins wrote:I have tried Craigslist and a couple sites calling themselves free cycle. All were cumbersome to use or they wanted me to fill out huge questionairs.Used everywhere uses either your phone # or existing email with no run around. You don't have to create a new email or sign up for anything Serious users post their phone number and thus avoid email tag. It dominates all others here in Victoria. Craigslist is becoming less relevant with more and more of its traffic being of a personal or sexual nature.

I have read an add on Used Victoria, called the # and picked up the goods all within less than 10 minutes.
OK, well no biggie. The Freecycle I use asks no questions. You just choose your username and password and go. It's that easy. They don't even send a confirmation email. http://my.freecycle.org/home/info

I'm going to go check out your "used everywhere" site.
 
 
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