Yes! Well not a real city program. This was in my neighbors driveway, I couldn't resist snapping a photo. But seriously around here there are always free plants on Craigslist and Nextdoor (or blogger swaps!). I don't think any plant is tossed without first making an attempt to rehome it.
LOVE IT : ) Our neighborhood is the same. We have Nextdoor a website and email app that connects neighbors and people are always putting a notice up for free plants. Pretty cool!
Glad to hear it Laurin!
Great picture! I've had great luck putting stuff in the alley behind myself and listing it on Craigslist. Nothing stays back there for long!
I wish we had an alley system in my neighborhood. Instead it all goes on the hellstrip, which is fine for the good stuff, it's gone quickly anyway, but there's a certain neighbor up the street who doesn't know the difference between trash and things with value. A particle board desk sat out for most of January. After the 3rd day of rain it was trash.
I did not realize that people shared plants so freely, but it makes sense -- and is so cool! I wonder if that attitude is the reason that there are so many gardens, or is it because there are so many gardens?
Excellent (and eternal) question Alan. Which did come first?
Great visual pun.
Glad you appreciate it.
I've put some things out via FreeCycle, but not in such a fancy container. ;^)
Those used to be our bins for the city pick up service, but since they've upgraded to larger, rolling carts, people are finding all sorts of uses for the old yellow bins.
I wish our community was more giving in this way. I periodically put out extra fruit (mostly lemons from my ever-producing tree) and plant divisions along the street at the driveway entrance (with bags for ease of transport). My offerings usually quickly disappear but no one else offers anything in kind (or even thanks).
Well it sounds like you're leading the way...hopefully others will start joining in.
Great vignette - you just made me laugh! So very Portland!
Right? So very.
Great idea, that I wasn't thinking of on how to get rid of excess plants. A friend of mine living in Olympia I think does something similiar to this since as I drive to his house, homes for blocks around his house have windmill palms and other exotic plants growing in thier yards. He likes to share.John(Aberdeen)
Now that would be my kind of neighbor!
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