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Lending Shed

Want to process your food but don’t want to invest in the equipment?

We’ve got you covered.

Trying things hands-on is an easy, low-commitment way to learn. Sharing tools helps the community maximize their finances—not to mention space.

 

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There are some pieces of food processing equipment that we only need once or twice a year. Instead of each person buying one, we’ve invested in– key equipment.

This way, members can:

  • Maximize money and space
  • Try out a tool before buying it
  • Have someone else keep it maintained
  • Practice new skills
  • Use industrial-grade equipment

There are two catches. You have to be a current One Straw member, and one or two items have a maintenance fee so we can keep them working smoothly.

Tools available:

  1. Apple Press & Crusher ($15.00 maintenance fee, plus $50.00 refundable deposit)
  2. Commercial Dehydrator. The Dehydrator is the size of a large microwave – with 10 shelves. ($5.00 maintenance fee, plus $25.00 refundable deposit)
  3. Large Sauce Pan with Lid
  4. Water Bath Canner
  5. Seed Grinder
  6. Meat Grinder

In order to borrow an item you must:

  1. Be a current One Straw Member
  2. Read the rules
  3. Print and sign the waiver (download below)
  4. (some tools only) Pay a deposit and maintenance fee

<RULES AND WAIVER>

If you have a tool in good working condition that you would like to donate to our Lending Library please contact: lendingshed@onestraw.ca.

Thank you to Penny Allport, Stephanie Grindon, and Angela Kroning, who donated several of our tools.

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Get Involved

The best way to learn is to just dive in!

By volunteering, you can learn side by side with someone experienced. You gain new skills, new friends, and give us a hand, all in one.

We have regular ongoing projects that are easy to get involved with, even if only for an hour. During the summer, the Fruit Tree Project is always in need of volunteers, and our community garden and demo site Ocean Vegetables Garden[LINK] needs love summer and winter alike.

Interested in a project, and want One Straw to support you? Contact us and let’s talk.

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