The gardening season is upon us! If you’re new to gardening, or find yourself without a shovel and other gardening essentials, be sure to check out the Vancouver Tool Library (VTL) before you head to the hardware store to purchase new tools. Located at 3448 Commercial Street, the VTL is a cooperative tool lending library that offers an affordable, community based alternative to personal tool ownership or tool rental. They carry power and hand tools for gardening, bike repair, home renovation, and other projects, all of which are loaned to members free of charge. Their garden tool inventory includes shovels, rakes, mowers, ladders, pruning equipment, seeders, cultivators, and more! Check their hours of operation or find out about memberships at www.vancouvertoollibrary.com, or browse the complete tool inventory at http://vancouver.localtools.org/library/inventory/browse.