MISSOULA URBAN DEMONSTRATION PROJECT

Rating: 4.72 stars   599 reviews

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Location: 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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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been a member of MUD for almost ten years. They have allowed me to fix and improve my house without purchasing any new tools. Additionally, I learned gardening skills that have allowed me to become a better urban farmer. With MUD's tool library and workshops, I have been able to live a more ecologically and socially responsible lifestyle.

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

through an improved household and more sustainable lifestyle

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

not sure

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Rating: 5 stars  

MUD is incredible! They have a large number of tools in the tool library, reasonable rates for membership and rental, friendly & knowledgeable staff and a wide variety of class/programs that serve the community.

They are a great asset to our community!

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

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

none

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Rating: 5 stars  

M.U.D. has been a great asset to Missoula Community for all the years it has served. The people working in the office were very helpful and patient. Thank you MUD!

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

being able to complete home and yard projects on my own.

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

spread the word about MUD and how many ways they can help the community as a whole.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been borrowing from MUD's Tool Library for several years. One of our favorite activities when guests visit is to take them by the Tool Library to get or return tools. Our guests are always amazed at the concept itself (even friends involved in community work elsewhere have not encountered such a practical and useful resource), and then even more amazed when they actually see the Tool Library in action. Thank you MUD!

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

The Tool Library

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

Make the Tool Library available in the summer evenings.

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I wanted to start my home garden, I was overwhelmed by the initial investments needed in everything from shovels to seeds to power tools for my raised beds. Luckily, with a $20 membership in the MUD Tool Library, I was able to borrow nearly everything I needed and was able to grow food sustainably and affordably in my own back yard.

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

My backyard. See above.

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

Give them more funding for more staff so they can do more great work.

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Rating: 3 stars  

MUD is a great asset to the community of Missoula! Their truck share is a brilliant idea and the tool library is wonderfully organized. It is great to be able to check out a truck or tool when you need it. The workshops I have attended have been a lot of fun. They have great staff and are wonderfully connected to nature.

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

using their services.

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

Have more accessible workshops on gardening.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The tool library has been an invaluable resource in fixing up our 100+ year old house. Not only does MUD offer a great selection of tools to borrow, they give great how-to advice.

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

restoing my house.

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

I love having the tool library on the North Side where I live, but it would better serve MIssoula to be in a more central location.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have spent the last couple years working on my own home constantly using the tool library and the expertise of the individuals who volunteer there. MUD provides a great service to our community. In the last year MUD has greatly improved the organization of the library, the communication with members, and the efficiency of the programs. Keep up the good work.

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

community support and sustainability

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

keep up the great work.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Love, love, love MUD. Tool library and kids' education are wonderful resources. Bringing the tool library to more central location would be a huge benefit to this city.

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

my garden and home remodeling projects

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

bring the tool library to a central location

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working slowly on remodeling my house in the neighborhood where MUD is located. I've certainly benefitted from being able to go get a crowbar when I need one (who wants to own one of those?), but mostly I've benefitted from the helpful tips and encouragement I get everytime I go to borrow something.

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

my better looking house

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

no changes that I can think of

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