Twin Falls Time-News: Building community for free

While digging up a flower bed to build a playhouse for her son, Laura Jacobson of Buhl thought of FreeCycle to save the plants from being tossed in the trash.

“I didn’t want all the flowers to just be discarded so I posted it to FreeCycle and had five people come and dig up flowers,” Jacobson said in an email.

FreeCycle is a national organization of online message boards where members of communities can connect to get the things they need for free. A Twin Falls-based branch serves the greater Magic Valley, from Rupert to Hagerman, and its members are as happy to give as they are to receive.

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