We use our local town dump as a place to find a lot of 'treasure' for our homestead. For example, we have built a chicken coop out of materials we picked up for free at the dump. Its a great resource - and you help the planet by recycling at the same time. Here is our story
Location: Off grid in the central Rockies of Montana (at 6300') zone 3-4ish
posted 5 years ago
I have been doing this, at least once a week, for years. I've hand loaded wood chips, leaves and organic materials onto my flatbed, occasionally they now load me with their excavator.
We have included the county workers and supervisors to our Forest Garden meetings.
Pat, a Jefferson county operator, is going to excavate our earthworks at The Boulder Forest Garden for free (http://www.growingcommunitynaturally.blogspot.com/). They even donated and delivered 180 yards of chips to the site. The county is also, for now, composting instead of burning the woody debris. They also set aside woodchips for residents to take. Pat is also implementing some water harvesting earthworks at his building site. The idea of a better way of living is very contagious and is spreading in Jefferson county.
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