Missoula Urban Demonstration Project

Rating: 4.72 stars   598 reviews

Address:

629 Phillips St Missoula MT 59802 USA

Mission:

MUD values Urban Sustainable Living: A way of living that embraces low-impact, small-budget, do-it-yourself, resource-sharing practices that foster healthy communities and ecosystems now and for future generations.

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Reviews for Missoula Urban Demonstration Project

Rating: 5 stars  

MUD is awesome. I can't wait for the chicken 101 workshop coming up soon. Keep up the good work. Thanks.

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

Home and neighborhood improvement.

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

Reach out to more people.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

MUDD IS THE BEST!!! I borrow all my tools from them to complete projects around my house. I saved enough money to cover the cost of joining in one week! My house projects are better informed and more sustainable thanks to MUDD's educational classes and fantastic staff. They are an incredible and unique community service and should be celebrated as a model for assistance in sustainable urban living. Thank you MUDD!!! I Hope you WIN!!!

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

My home and garden.

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

give them more money.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

MUD is a great organization with a terrific mission. IT does a great amount on a little budget and is an integral part of making Missoula a sustainable community.

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

many ways.

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

make it a more integrated part of other non profits and more widely accessed by the Missoula community.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been bragging about the M.U.D. Project ever since I became personally involved as a volunteer presentor. The Project is a shining example of a grass roots effort to increase self-reliance and community-wide cooperation from agriculture to zoology. For two years I was a volunteer who presented a cheese making workshop, both of which were well attended by young and old, the curious and the experts. It was all about enriching our knowledge and improving our skills. Volunteers with the Project were eager and proved their capabilities in planning and seeing things through. I feel that Missoula's community continues to benefit on many levels, from the library, tools, and expert aid or advice.

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

feeling like I've contributed to a worthwhile effort.

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

n/a

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

When I moved to Missoula, I had no experience with growing my own food and no real appreciation for sustainability. MUD, through its many programs that have evolved over the years, has helped me understand that we can all help one another to become better citizens of, and on, the land.

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

my personal knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, sustainability.

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

help them find a way to stabilize their funding.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

MUD is an amazing idea. Promoting a do-it-your-self attitude is a powerful way to help people become more confident and independent. Aside from helping people save money MUD also educates people to help them selves. I volunteered for MUD last winter and it was a wonderful place to spend my time. The folks that run MUD are really dedicated and have great visions for the future. Missoula wouldn't be Missoula with out MUD,

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

I've borrowed tools from them.

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

I would open a shop where people could rent time to work on wood or metal projects like making furniture or even sculptures.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been involved with MUD through the tool library. I've never lived anywhere with a program like this. To be able to borrow tools instead of owning them saves me money, brings me closer to others in my community, and helps me do projects around my house and garden that I otherwise couldn't afford.

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

tool library

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

expand the tool library hours so it is easier to use it after work and on the weekends especially.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

volunteered for many MUD workshops and attended the MUD mingles. Also worked as a volunteer. Really enjoyed what MUD had to offer and used the tool library often. Overall a great organization and an important part of the Missoula community.

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

workshops, tool library, community programs

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

more funding!!! more volunteers

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

MUD rocks! This organization serves so many people in a positive way. Now that I live in California, I am constantly wishing we had MUD Tool Library in my town.

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

working with community members on a daily basis who greatly valued the services the MUD offers.

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

This organization does incredible things for the community and needs funding.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I am relatively new to Missoula, returning after being away many years. It was great to see MUD not only still in operation, but flourishing! MUD has great community support. There are a variety of ways to become involved in this project. I am enjoying getting to know the program better and volunteering where I can.

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

helping a friend in a community garden and borrowing tolls from the tool library

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

Help others understand the reach and diversity of programs.

 
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