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Liz Douglas


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Getting stuff for nothing

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 23:26

If you go to #ilovefreegle.org and use the 'Find a Group' link it usually brings up the 5 closest groups to you. Members can join as many groups as they wish so long as they only offer items closest to their homes. 

Getting stuff for nothing

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 22:40

Cool you're going to love it Fyi Freegle actively encourage Schools, Colleges, Uni's Community Groups, Charities, Nonprofits voluntary organisations and many more to post for resources free of charge.

Getting stuff for nothing

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:53

If you offered rubble on Freegle they'd bite your hand off Most contractors doing building work for you will charge you to dig it up and the cost of the skip then take it away and bring it back in a different skip and sell it back to you. Its expensive stuff 100mm hardcore = £100 (0.75m3) 150mm concrete = £180 (gone a bit thicker as it will be used as a workshop = 1.3m3) Skip for soil / waste = £100 

Getting stuff for nothing

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:06

Storage for skip divers

Getting stuff for nothing

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:38

It's long over and done with now we're just happy to be able to help those who choose to stay with them

Getting stuff for nothing

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:33

We used to be part of the Freecycle organisation but they treated us so badly 150 groups and the 4 UK Exec Directors walked away in 2009 and created Freegle. We don't have a problem with Freecycle on the ground its the owners who are the problem. In fact Freecycle mods are encouraged to use our backstage groups anonymously so they can talk openly about issues without the threat of losing their groups which still happens. Many Freegle group leaders lost groups they'd run entirely from their own pockets some for nearly a decade but received an email saying they were 'No longer a good fit for Freecycle and ordered to resign and give up their groups, they were also banned from joining Freecycle groups as members it was such a shame we didn't want to go but they didn't really give us a choice. We fully support Freecycle mods they do a fantastic job in very difficult circumstances.  

How to protect container grown fruit tree's from too much rain?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:14

Good to know thank you

How to protect container grown fruit tree's from too much rain?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:06

Thanks I've already set them on bricks and added stones before I added the polystyrene to make sure. I read somewhere that too much rain can kill them off so thought I'd post here. 

Getting stuff for nothing

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:03

Hi All!

I run my local group of the UK online based nonprofit voluntary recycling/reuse charity #ilovefreegle.org Freegle means 'Free Giving Locally Easily' and has only one goal 'To Stop Good Stuff Going to Landfill' and in doing that support local communities around the UK including Schools, I have several local schools who come to us for resources whilst they go through the Green Flag Award Scheme. Colleges, Uni's, Allotment Associations, Charities, Nonprofits, Community Groups and many more who can register to get the resources they need completely free of charge. Yes, that's right there's no money involved in being part of the Freegle community. Freegle saves literally hundreds of tons of perfectly useful stuff from landfill every month. I've created a community garden and have had everything from trellis, bricks and mortar for retaining walls, seeds, plants, containers, old windows and door frames for our cold frames, tools and garden furniture and that's just a small part that Freeglers have played in helping me get the garden up and running. There are over 550 groups and more than 1.6 million members giving away stuff they no longer want and/or getting things they do. So why not help yourself and help the environment at the same time.

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Getting stuff for nothing

I run my local #Freegle group to get all sorts for my garden free of charge 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 23:26

How to protect container grown fruit tree's from too much rain?

I grow mini and dwarf fruit trees in my community garden but need to protect them from too much rain 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 16:14

Rhubarb, rhubarb rhubarb

Why is my rhubarb struggling to keep leaf and stalk? 
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Last Post: 07/04/2014 at 22:56

Can I save my spring/summer bulbs

Bulbs smell bad and some have bolted in a big way can they be saved? 
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Last Post: 17/04/2013 at 14:22

How do I get rid of ivy and wild asparagus vine?

I want to get rid of these pests 
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