A Library of STUFF, a community resource of commonly used tools and equipment, will soon be expanding thanks to funding from the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal.
Mullum Cares spokesperson Sasha Mainsbridge said the library has been operating informally since the Byron Spirit Festival seeded it with $1,000 worth of reusable bamboo crockery and cutlery in early 2017. ‘The Library of STUFF has been created to increase access to good quality, longlasting goods to the broader community and encourage a decluttering of garages and storage units across the Shire.
‘Chincogan Real Estate has donated a large shed (21x7m) and now all that’s needed is a successful (and speedy!) Council DA approval to get the shed relocated to the Mullumbimby Community Garden site.
‘[We also need] clear direction from the community about what type of items they’d be willing to pay an annual membership to borrow and a few more dedicated locals to join the creation committee to bring this project to market.
‘In addition to tools and gardening equipment, suggested categories include camping gear, party supplies, sporting gear, musical instruments, board games, plastic-free toys…’