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Wish List

Wish List updated August, 2022

One of the goals of the "Sharing Gardens" project is to demonstrate how materials that might otherwise be headed for the burn-pile or landfill can be "re-purposed" and find new life serving those in need in our community. 
Here are various items and services we could use and, if we can't use them, there's a good chance we can pass them along to someone else who can.

All donations are tax-deductible; ask us for a receipt. See contact info below...
August 2022: We have a strong wish for a utility trailer; something sturdy enough to haul leaves or wood; and low enough to the ground to drive our large gardening equipment on board, on ramps, to transport for repairs/maintenance.

Garden Materials/Plants: 
  • Metal watering can  
  • Mud boots: some of our volunteers are low-income and can't afford mud boots. We will keep them on-hand for use in the garden. All sizes welcome.  
  • Tree saplings/plant starts: particularly native or edible species. 
  • Bamboo poles: All sizes needed but particularly prefer long and sturdy.
  • Leaves, grass clippings: Here's a link describing how we use them in the gardens to increase fertility: LINK
  • Garden Tools
  • Hoses
  • Gloves 
  • tomato/pepper cages
    Home-made V-8, yum!
    Building Materials:
    • Lumber/plywood - all dimensions
    • Old barn or fence wood
    • Hinges/hardware/screws/nails etc. 
    • Plastic water-barrels (food grade) 
    • Clean, plastic or metal buckets 
    • Picnic table
    • Canning jars/lids - all sizes and other canning materials
    • Tarps
    • Cash donations are always appreciated 
    • Firewood 
    • Carpet: indoor/outdoor (or low-pile); dark colors best. 
    • Trellises 
    • Food dehydrators
    • Refrigerator
    • Passive solar water heater
    • Surplus organically grown fruits, vegetables and nuts (we'll pass along whatever we can't use to Food Pantries).
    • Festive garden banners (like people put on flagpoles by their front doors) with garden/nature theme.
    Office Supplies:
    • Colored card-stock/copy paper:  for printing biz-cards/fliers 
    • Small bookshelf - 4' tall by 3'-4' wide
    • Small engine-repair.
    Heavy-duty plastic bags (such as those that pellets for wood stoves, or potting mix and soil-amendments come in). We use these to store the worm-compost we scoop up from our greenhouse paths. Must be solid plastic (not woven) and no pet-food bags as these attract rodents who chew holes in the bags causing the compost to dry out and spill out. 

    For Donations that are Tax-deductible - ask us for a receipt.

    To contact us, please call or email:  
    (541) 847-8797 - ShareInJoy@gmail.com
    Please call before bringing large donations to the garden or to arrange for pick-up
    - between 8:00 am to 11:30 pm or 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm - (we take a nap every day!) 
    664 Orchard St.
    Monroe, 97456
    The bright yellow farmhouse, with a wooden fence, behind the big, white Methodist Church

    Cash donations - make checks out to the "Sharing Gardens"  and mail to 
            Sharing Gardens
            664 Orchard St.
            Monroe, OR 97456

    Or use your credit card to make a donation through PayPal (click the button below).

    The Sharing Gardens is a registered non-profit and tax-exempt organization. We exist primarily through donations. If you have found benefit from our project or our site, please consider making a donation through PayPal. A receipt will automatically be provided for your records. (Click LINK below.)
    Jace and Chris harvesting potatoes.


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