Tool sharing is a practice where individual residents can share their tools and other equipment with others in their community. Through tool sharing, residents can lend and borrow equipment such as drills, power washers, lawnmowers, kitchen appliances, home cleaning tools, and other tools needed for around-the-house work. Neighbors can also share athletic or outdoor equipment, like tents, paddleboards, or bicycles.
Through tool sharing, Thrive Quail Forest fosters a stronger sense of community collaboration, plus helps residents save money by borrowing tools instead of purchasing them. Tool sharing also encourages environmental sustainability by reducing the need for individual tool use.
In a community like Thrive Quail Forest, residents have a variety of skills and talents, ranging from technology and coding to gardening and baking. Through a skill sharing program, residents have the opportunity to share their skills with others. This can be done through organized community events, like a tasting to highlight a resident’s culinary talents, a musical or spoken word performance, or a lecture and workshops on skills like woodworking, first aid, stress management, or budgeting.
Skill sharing works to create a vibrant and collaborative community, where residents can learn, grow, and thrive together.
Along with tool sharing and skill sharing, Thrive QuailForest residents also have the opportunity to participate in a Free-to-a-Good-Home Program, where they can donate gently-used items to others in the community. Through this program, residents can get rid of items they no longer want or need, which reduces clutter, promotes sustainability, and fosters a stronger sense of generosity and support within the community. Through Quail Forest’s Free-to-a-Good-Home program, residents can donate and receive items like clothing, books, kitchen appliances, home goods, and more.Free-to-a-Good-Home Registration Form