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    Are you ready to start growing some food at home, but need a few gardening tools?

    Do you want to preserve tomatoes or apples this year, but don’t have the necessary equipment?

    The Hub Tool Share is a lending library of gardening and cooking tools. To get started, fill out a membership application, and look through our binder to see what you’d like to borrow. Membership is free for MHC patrons and volunteers, with a suggested donation of $12 annually for those who don’t qualify to use our food pantry services. Members may borrow up to 3 items at a time. Visit our information table in the food pantry for more details.

    Check out this story on The Hub Tool Share, on WFIU’s Earth Eats blog.

    You can print a Tool Share membership application ahead of time and bring it in during our Tool Share hours, noted below.  Be sure to bring a photo ID and proof of address.

    Thanks to the generosity of the City of Bloomington, our Tool Share is well equipped.  We are not accepting donations of new or used equipment at this time.

    Tool Share Hours of operation and required documents:

    The Tool Share is open M-F noon-6pm.

    To sign up for full membership, bring in a photo ID and a document that proves your current address. A recent utility bill or copy of your lease works perfectly. If you don’t have ID, or proof of address, we can still sign you up, with limited borrowing privileges until you build up some borrowing history. MHC volunteers who have logged more than 28 hours of service in the last year or so also qualify for Tool share membership without the extra documentation.

    The Hub Tool Share is made possible through a grant from The City of Bloomington Department of Economic and Sustainable Development.