Necessity is the mother of invention

Hose Triage 2

Last year, at garden planting time at CRC World Headquarters, I purchased one of those hoses with tiny little holes that theoretically lay flat on the ground so as to water the plants and not the surrounding driveway and sidewalk. That was only a theory. In reality, the hose was furiously coiled and probably watered every lawn on Omohundro Place.

The hose sat in the warehouse all winter mocking me. So this is why you sit at the open dock door, contemplating the cement plant across the street. Because it suddenly comes to you that you can use boxes full of binders to straighten out the hose. Modestly, it was a brilliant idea. And it worked!

Hose triageHere it is. The newly planted garden with the perfectly straight hose. So far, I’ve planted two kinds of tomatoes, three kinds of peppers, lima beans, pole beans and onions. I say this every year, but this year is going to be a banner year for the garden. At least, we won’t drain the Metro water supply.


About CRC Nashville

Who are we? We are literally two chicks - Catherine Mayhew and Betsy Everett, and a warehouse - the Community Resource Center (CRC). In short, CRC is a non-profit organization that provides household goods, furniture, and appliances to people in desperate need. Think of us as Robin Hoods – without the stealing. Catherine is a former journalist and Betsy is a marketing chick. We are both devoted to acquiring stuff – good stuff, no junk – because that’s what our most fragile citizens deserve. If you have metal desks, televisions that don’t work or underwear you don’t want anymore, don’t give it to us. We’ll sneer at you. If you are companies that have excess primo stuff like furniture in good condition, school supplies, personal hygiene items or pretty much anything else, we’ll be your new best friends. For more information: Fan, Follow, and Friend CRC or Join our Cause CRCNashville - Twitter Community Resource Center - Facebook and Myspace Community Resource Center (CRC) - Facebook Cause

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