Missoula Urban Demonstration Project

Rating: 4.72 stars   588 reviews


1527 Wyoming St Missoula MT 59801 USA


Provide a model of urban sustainable living through education, demonstration, and celebration in the missoula community. Our most significant programs are the missoula tool library, truck share, and sustainability living workshop series and its related residency project.


Tool lending library served over 400 households this year, with close to 700 people borrowing tools for home improvement, lawn and garden care, food preservation, and more. Our library has over 2,000 tools available for our members to borrow.

educating the greater missoula community through demonstrating sustainable urban living methods with the backyard sustainability workshop series, resources library and website, and youth focused programs to expand our impact in future, urban decision makers.

residency program allows our residents to live in our community as part of aplanned living environment. M. U. D. Residents care for the community gardens, help run other programs, and contribute time as volunteers leading tours of demonstration projects on our sites. In exchange, m. U. D. Residents receive low rents for their efforts. This program allows city residents to explore using sustainable living techniques so they can live with less impact throughout their lives, especially when they move on in the future.

truck share program reduces large vehicle trips on our community by allowing our members to borrow a truck for large hauling tasks, like moving, gardening, waste removal, and other projects. M. U. D. Members can then purchase smaller vehicles, or use sustainable transportation methods for everyday use, and reserve the trucks for a few times a year they need a larger vehicle.

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Rating: 5 stars  

MUD is one of Missoula's treasure organizations. Supporting urban sustainable living, MUD's Backyard Sustainability workshop series always introduces something new and makes the subject matter accessible to everyone! The Tool Library and Truck Share make it possible for any Missoulian to work on their home and/or garden regardless of whether they own the necessary equipment. I love Missoula Urban Demonstration Project & proud to be a member.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Backyard Sustainability Workshops & using things like the cider press from the Tool Library

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Their board is doing a great job... keep up the good work!

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