Free mulch, free spring and other positives

Free mulch – Australia-wide

While in Fremantle recently –  a very beautiful place to walk around – I met Tim Lawrence, whose business, MulchNet, provides free mulch across Australia.

No catch here, just someone using imagination and wit.

It works like this:  most landscaping and other mulch-making businesses have to pay to take the mulch to the tip if they can’t find a way to make it useful.  MulchNet allows anyone in any Australian state to register to get that mulch delivered free to where they want it.  This works as a business for Tim because it’s cheaper for the truck driver to drop the mulch at someone’s place nearby where the mulch has been made than it is to take it to the tip.  Tim’s income is a small fee the truck driver pays for each tipping fee saved by giving away the mulch.

You have to take the whole truckload and be clear about the type of mulch you do and do not want.

Such a simple idea.

                Twitter: @MulchNet


Free spring

Ahhh, my chookies are laying again; lovely tasty fresh eggs – and happy chookies to not be so cold anymore.

And there are green shoots on my fig tree, and deep green shoots on the fruit trees in our road gardens, all pruned and ready to go as Spring embraces us across this part of our lovely Earth.

Spring is free – imagine that.


Free positives

And to end on another positive, and free note – enjoy this:

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”
Mahatma Gandhi



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