Lowes, Home Depot and Sears do it all the time for free, they then can sell you tools and materials.
sapphira said:Another income I would be interested in being a customer for is
Rent your own Tree.
Crazy ? NOPE.
As "Smart-Growth" initiatives slowly round up all people in cities, getting the experience and satisfaction of owning your own little piece of green, other than mold, will be renting a tree in someone's orchard. Keep tabs on this tree - landowners send out maybe a little newsletter. Owners (renters) Pay monthly rental fees and come and spray it(Orchard owners would supply tree spray and send letter reminding trees owners to come this weekend or that weekend to spray it) Pick the fruit thereof. Make pies. Educate children. etc.
Good idea for pre-schools (making aplesauce is popular) and indeed public schools, a grade could rent a tree - PTA could supply this rental fee every year for grade 1. It would depend on how you advertised this and to whom. Just a suggestion. I have an old article on this and will be glad to put it up here if anyone is interested. Sapphira
Don't worry and fret, faint-hearted, the chances have just begun, for the best jobs haven't been started, the best work hasn't been done. -Berton Braley
You've probably been to Homestead Hollow in Springville. Could you get in contact with the organizers and maybe become a "homesteader" for the weekend. You could put on a period dress and a bonnet. You could give goat milking demonstrations in the morning and help build a new barn in the afternoon. They don't use any power tools. When I was a kid and it was still fairly new, we were fairly involved. My mom's family would sit on the porch of the cabin and play bluegrass music. I helped Mr. Lovejoy skin off the bark of some pine saplings to use to build a little shed.BamaSuzy said:Also I would LOVE to have a class with HAND TOOLS ONLY....