Run by so-called urban foragers, FallingFruit.org has an interactive map that shows where you can harvest your own fruit -- as well as herbs, nuts and vegetables -- from trees and plants that grow mostly on public lands. You can sort by location or fruit type. Then you can drill down to individual locations to see what type of fruit grows there, when it’s in season, and whether it’s on public or private land. You also can see reviews by other foragers and a street view image courtesy of Google.
Readers may want to check their local thrift stores. Near my town, a thrift store called Caring and Sharing offers volunteers $4 of store credit for each hour volunteered. You can accumulate hours to save up for the item you want.
The work entails placing donated items on shelves and putting a price sticker on them.
Looks like we will be getting a free crock pot!
A low end washer/dryer costs about $500. The laundromat costs around $300 per year. Add another $100 per year for detergent and dryer sheets.
Here are the "how to" videos.
These are excellent sites and fit with my local living philosophy. Neighbors helping neighbors is what made America strong!
NeighborGoods is a new platform that allows you to do just that, allowing you to borrow and lend from and to your neighbors rather than buying new stuff.
Zipcar, a 24/7, on-demand carsharing service that gives its members flexible access to thousands of cars across the U.S., U.K. and Canada.