This month marks the start of our new partnership with Edinburgh Tool Library (ETL), who start their new weekly Easy Sharing session at Madelvic House on Friday June 14.

The launch will be marked with a Make and Borrow event from 1-4pm, where there will be the chance to find out more about ELT and get involved in building new outdoor seating for the granton:hub garden.  

The sessions will then run every Friday from 2-4pm, and those attending can get free access to a range of over 1000 tools and pieces of gardening equipment, which can be reserved and collected from granton:hub and borrowed for a week. There will also be the opportunity to learn new skills, undertake craft projects, and get help and advice on community building projects.

The first organisation of its kind in the UK, ETL lends out tools for DIY, gardening, decorating and machine repair so that its members don’t need to own them – promoting the benefits of sharing, and reducing environmental impact into the bargain.

Granton:hub is one of four venues in the West of Edinburgh taking part in the Easy Sharing project, a six-month pilot designed to bring the benefits of the Tool Library’s services directly to people in local communities. 

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