Forming a Community Tool Co-Op

Pooling your resources with neighbors and forming a community tool co-op leads to more tools for everyone.



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Dave Wortman writes from his home in Seattle, where he is a long-time member of the Well Home Program.
Joe Nolan
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The EcoVillage at Ithaca provides garden and workshop tools for community members to share.
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Courtesy Atlanta Community Tool Bank
Tool-Sharing
Even with all of the benefits of tool-sharing programs, they are not without their challenges. From housing cooperatives to larger public programs like Atlanta's, many common problems arise. They range from a lack of organization to funding shortages to tool maintenance.
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